G-Shock Unveils First-Ever Smartwatch With Wear OS by Google
The new GSWH1000-1 brings enhanced toughness to the Wear OS experience. The model comes in an all-black, honeycomb textured case and band with a titanium case back for added strength and corrosion resistance. The model also boasts a high-quality, dual layer touch screen display for ease of use, with a color LCD display that makes it easy to view maps and measure data while simultaneously working out. The dual display is 200M water resistant and provides the world’s first shock and 200M water resistant microphone and magnetic charging port.
Additional technical features include an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting the blood flow under the skin, sensors for measuring altitude/barometric pressure, compass and bearing, a gyrometer, and a 3-axis accelerometer that detects body movement to measure step count and distance traveled. The new smartwatch also comes with fast, high-precision GPS that quickly acquires location information and measures speed, pace, and other multi-sports data. The GPS also includes GLONASS and MICHIBIKI support to boost accuracy and connection speed.
The timepiece also features new technical capabilities with Bluetooth® connectivity via the updated G-SHOCK Move App. This allows users to choose between three different watch face options, manage measurement data and training history for specific activities, and more. Another new function the app provides is sensor overlay, where users can place their workout data on top of photos/videos from their workouts to easily share on social media.