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G-Shock's new GBD-H1000 watch is probably the toughest fitness tracker you can buy

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Apr 2020, 11:10am

G-Shock's new GBD-H1000 watch is probably the toughest fitness tracker you can buy

Note: This article was first published on 18 March 2020.

The new Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000. (Image source: Casio)

Casio has just officially announced its highly anticipated G-Shock fitness tracker the G-Shock GBD-H1000.

The G-Shock comes in a shock-resistant polycarbonate case and features a built-in GPS and no less than five sensors:

  • Optical sensor for heart rate
  • Altimeter to show altitude and barometric pressure
  • Compass to show bearing during hikes and runs
  • Thermometer to show temperature
  • Accelerometer to measure step count and running cadence

By analysing the data collected, the G-Shock GBD-H1000 can also show your VO2 max, which is the measure of the maximum amount of oxygen you can use during your workout.

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 has an optical heart rate sensor. (Image source: Casio)

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 also pairs with your smartphone to record all your fitness data such as the number of steps taken, calories burned, and distance travelled.

It can log a maximum of 100 runs and up to 140 laps per run. Each logged run will include data like elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned, heart rate, aerobic training effect, and anaerobic training effect.

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 features a high-definition MIP display. (Image source: Casio)

To effectively display all this data, the G-Shock GBD-H1000 features a high-definition, high-contrast memory-in-pixel LCD, which can show a lot more information than most standard G-Shock displays.

Battery life is rated at 14 hours with the GPS turned on, so it should suffice for most long distance runs and hikes. For regular wear and step counting, Casio says the G-Shock GBD-H1000 can last up to 12 months.

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 is solar-powered but it can also be charged via USB.

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 comes in four colourways. (Image source: Casio)

The G-Shock GBD-H1000 will come in four colourways and will be available in retail sometime in April 2020. Pricing has yet to be determined but we will be sure to update this article once we get pricing information.