Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
G-Shock with a heart rate monitor and GPS
Casio is introducing an athletes watch this coming May and you will need this if you are an exercise junkie.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. will be releasing G-Shock latest addition, the GBD-H1000 in Malaysia in May 2020. It is the first timepiece in G-Shock line equipped with a heart rate monitor and GPS functionality.
The GBD-H1000 is packed with five-sensor functions. In addition to an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting the blood flow under the skin, a triple sensor that measures altitude/barometric pressure, compass bearing, and temperature, and an acceleration sensor that measures step count and distance traveled, the new watch comes with GPS functionality that acquires location information. By analyzing the measured data, the watch can display an indicator of cardiorespiratory capacity. By connecting the watch with a dedicated app on a smartphone, the user can manage measurement data history such as calories burned and logged travel.
The exterior delivers a good fit and practicality and features a high-definition, memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD with high-contrast, a bezel configuration that is easy to operate even without looking at the buttons, large non-slip buttons, a curved back cover that carefully considers the back of the hand, and a soft urethane band. In addition to USB charging, the watch offers solar charging for daily use such as the vibrating notification function. This G-SHOCK is optimal for everyday health monitoring and training.
This new Casio comes with an Optical sensor (heart rate); magnetic sensor (compass); pressure sensor (air pressure/altitude); thermo sensor and acceleration sensor (step counter).
It also has a ‘Wrist Heart Rate Monitor’ with a 220bpm maximum value; heart rate; target heart rate setting function; pulse zone graphic display; heart rate transition graph and maximum heart rate/minimum heart rate.
You can use this watch for your physical training need where you can calculate distance, speed, pace, etc., which will ne measured by the GPS or accelerometer and displayed; auto/manual lap; auto pause; auto run timing start; target alarm setting (time, altitude, calories burned) on/off switching and training display customization
After your training is done you can get your training status; fitness level trend; training load trend; VO2max and recovery time
There is also a training ‘Log Data’. Where up to 100 runs, up to 140 lap records per run: elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned, heart rate, maximum heart rate, aerobic training effect and anaerobic training effect
This Casio G-Shock runs on a solar-powered system (solar-charging system), charging system compatible with dedicated charging cable(requires device with Type-A USB terminal).
The size of the watch case is 63.0 × 55.0 × 20.4mm and its total weight is approximately 101g.