Android fans who wanted a rugged and sporty smartwatch on their wrists can now grab a recently introduced G-Shock with the Google Wear operating system. Casio recently announced the GSW-H1000, which is a G-Squad Pro smartwatch with Wear OS technology and comes with activity and fitness tracking modes along with the guaranteed robustness of a G-Shock.
The latest entrant in the brand’s G-Squad line of shock resistant smartwatches, this is the first G-Shock to feature Wear OS and a color screen. The watch features a titanium case back for robustness and has been certified for 200m water resistance.
As you’d expect from a 2021 smartwatch, the GSW-H1000 is packed with a host of useful activity-tracking options, ranging from daily workouts to extreme sports, that can be monitored from the Casio app. The app includes support for approximately 15 outdoor and 24 indoor activities such as running, swimming, snowboarding, biking, and indoor workouts.
Additionally, the watch’s dual-layer display allows automatic switching between time and activity functions or between analog and digital options. With three watch faces and blue, red, gold, or custom theme tones, the G-Shock GSW-H1000 can also track heart rate, calories burned, and display maps.
With a slightly low battery life of 1.5 days, the G-Shock supports an always-on LCD display and features sensors for altitude, compass, barometric pressure, and more. Along with a soft urethane band for durability and flexibility, the GSW-H1000 It is expected to begin retail sometime in May for a starting price of $ 700.