The Casio G-Shock has been trying to reinvent itself throughout the years, with iteration after iteration being released to keep the line-up fresh and appealing to diverse consumers. But a new revelation makes for a milestone to the product brand as Casio introduces the G-Squad Pro—the first ever smart G-Shock watch, running on WearOS.
Dubbed as the Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000, it features a similar and familiar rugged build as the G-Shock series, but is pre-built with the most up-to-date hardware and features smartwatch capabilities. The watch’s sturdy design is not just about looks, however, as some parts of it are laid out using tough aluminum that reinforces the notion.
It caters for the hardcore fitness enthusiasts through emphasis on durability against elements and user-friendly features, like the ability to track one’s heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, as well as to monitor one’s sleep and stress.
Another notable feature of the Casio G-Squad Pro is its battery life, which is said to last to up to a month if only running on a monochrome display, but is drastically reduced to just a day and a half if actively displaying colors.
To be made available in colors black, dark blue, and red, the G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 will come at a retail price of $699/£599. There’s no official word about the product’s availability, as of posting time, however.