Not long ago, we just heard that Apple Watch might launch a rugged version. Now Casio, which has many rugged products, has brought the first G-Shock watch based on Wear OS— G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000(Prior to this, Pro Trek also used Wear OS). The shape of this device is not unexpectedly a sturdy style, its back plate is made of aluminum, the watch body is shockproof and 200 meters deep waterproof. It is worth mentioning that GSW-H1000 is also the first G-Shock watch to be equipped with a color screen. In addition to a conventional color LCD panel used to display the system UI and various information, it also has a layer of long-bright LCD to display time, power, and step count.
As a smart watch, GSW-H1000 also has built-in optical heart rate sensor, barometer, compass bearing, latitude measurement and GPS components. It can provide 24 indoor sports modes, and can measure and record 15 outdoor sports including running, cycling, swimming, skiing, surfing, etc. As for the battery life, it can last 1.5 days with a color screen, and it can be extended to about one month in the power-saving mode (should use the display panel for a long time).
The G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 will be available in black, blue and red. The price in the United States is US$700 (about HK$5,440 / NT$19,960) and is expected to be on sale in mid-May.