Casio has finally announced a touchscreen smartwatch version of G-Shock, which will run on Wear OS. The first G-Shock with Wear OS will officially be known as the GSW-H1000.
G-Shock is always known for its toughness, shock resistance and suitable for even the most extreme sports. The only thing missing was some kind of integration from Smartphones to make it really smart and since Apple doesn't believe in integrations other than their own products, their only option was Wear OS.
The new G-Shock with Wear OS will have a heart rate monitor, compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, GPS functionality, and more. Since this will also be the first G-Shock with touchscreen display, Casio is "using glass thick enough to ensure 200-meter water resistance, the screen still facilitates smooth touch-sensitive control."
The GSW-H1000 will work with the Google Fit app and G-SHOCK MOVE and also include a microphone, charging terminal. GSW-H1000 will be available in May across the US and UK, priced at $700 and £600 respectively.
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