Notebookcheck Logo

The latest Casio G-SHOCK watch is the first of its line to have a heart-rate monitor

Casio's new G-SHOCK Move. (Source: Casio)
Casio's new G-SHOCK Move. (Source: Casio)
Casio's upcoming addition to the G-SHOCK line has heart-rate tracking functions for the first time. The watch's new sensor is also joined by others to track fitness-related activities while in use. It is also a Bluetooth device, with its own app to display its measurements and manage notifications while training.

Casio's newest G-SHOCK-series watch is called the Move (or GBDH1000) variant of this line of watches. It is the first one to feature heart-rate tracking via an optical sensor. This extra added function shows its metrics on a dedicated section of the device's MIP-LCD screen, and can also relate them to 5 distinct workout modes (Recovery, Base, Cardio, At Threshold or Maximum).

The optical sensor is also joined by a triple barometric pressure/compass/temperature sensor in order to track other areas of performance during exercise. Furthermore, the G-SHOCK Move also features a 3-axis accelerometer to track metrics such as step count or run-distances. It also incorporates standalone GPS/GLONASS for general location- and activity-tracking.

Finally, the watch also supports cardiorespiratory fitness tracking through VO2max (or oxygen consumption) sensing, which can then be tracked using a Firstbeat Technologies algorithm, a feature that also makes a debut in this G-SHOCK.

This data (and analysis) can then be sent to the G-SHOCK Move app via Bluetooth for storage and long-term performance evaluations. Therefore, this watch is definitely geared towards use while getting or keeping fit. This is also evident in its large, easy-press buttons and urethane band, which comes in black (GBDH1000-1) or white with neon accents (GBDH1000-1A7).

Either choice will be priced at US$399.99 on the launch of both the G-SHOCK Move and its app on April 17, 2020. It will be available on the series' site and in selected US retailers from that date.


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 04 > The latest Casio G-SHOCK watch is the first of its line to have a heart-rate monitor
Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 8 (Update: 2020-04- 8)