Casio is displaying its two new smartwatches along with a couple of other gadgets. The company announced the latest addition to its RANGEMAN series of watches, which sports the wearer even in survival situations. The new GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and will be available in two models.
The RANGEMAN is part of the “Master of G” series of watches designed for use in the most extreme conditions. RANGEMAN watches incorporate Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature, based on the concept of “Survival Toughness”.
The GPR-B1000 delivers toughness in construction and materials, with a dust-and mud resistant structure and carbon fiber insert band. It is designed for the ultimate in survival toughness, the GPR-B1000 is the newest evolution of G-SHOCK.
Solar and Wireless charging
The GPR-B1000 features both wireless and solar charging systems. The GPS functions are usable for up to 33 hours on a wireless charge of approximately five hours. Even if the battery level drops below a usable level for GPS while outdoors, solar charging can be used to resume GPS functions for a limited time. The time display is kept powered at all times using solar charging, regardless of the status of GPS functions.
The GPR-B1000 is equipped with dual wireless and solar charging systems to support activities in the outdoors. GPS navigation is usable for approximately 33 hours on a wireless charge of about five hours. If the battery becomes depleted, GPS functions can be resumed by charging the watch in the bright light. Regardless of the status of GPS functions, solar charging keeps the time display powered at all times.
Navigate and Log
The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to show the location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real time. Turn-on GPS navigation to automatically record tracks with their either four-second or one-minute interval recording (you can save up to 20 tracks in memory).
The watch helps users navigate back to where they started, using track data to display the route back to the starting point and bearing.
Ceramic case back
The watch uses a ceramic case back to support wireless charging and high-sensitivity GPS reception.
The GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B will each retail for $800 (₹50956.40 approx) and will be available for purchase beginning in April 2018 at G-SHOCK retailers