First Casio Wear OS-based G-Shock smartwatch has been launched
The resurgence of Google Wear OS-powered smartwatches continues on the back of the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC. The latest to join in on the action is the Casio G-Shock GSW-H1000 which is the first G-Shock model to run on the Wear OS platform. It is also part of a new range of G-Squad Pro watches from the Japanese company and looks read to tackle the rumored ruggedized Apple Watch.
The GSW-H1000 has all the trademark looks that have made Casio G-Shock watches one of the most popular ruggedized watches going around. In addition to its muscular looks it is fitted with a titanium rear casing to bolster its durability. As you would expect, it is shock resistant and can also withstand water up to 200 meters in depth. It also runs all the typical apps you’d find on a contemporary smartwatch including sports activity monitoring, weather, maps and notifications.
As with Casio’s Wear OS-powered Pro Trek smartwatch series, the new G-Shock model features a dual-layer display. The top layer is an always-on 1.2-inch LCD monochrome display that shows the time, date and other classic G-Shock functions while the bottom layer is a 1.2-inch LCD panel. Battery life is rated at 1.5 days in multi-display mode or up to 1 month with just the monochrome display mode enabled.
The Casio G-Shock GSW-H1000 comes in red, black and blue color options and will retail for US$700 when it goes on sale soon.