Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000 – New G-SHOCK RANGEMAN with the World’s First Solar-Assisted GPS Navigation

At CES 2018 exhibition, Casio America, Inc. announced the latest addition to its RANGEMAN series of watches, the new GPR-B1000, which 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.”

In addition to Triple Sensor, the new GPR-B1000 is capable of GPS navigation—a first for a G-SHOCK watch. The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time. The watch also saves track and point data (including longitude/latitude, altitude, and temperature) in memory.

Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000

Using Bluetooth®, the watch pairs with a smartphone to connect with the G-SHOCK Connected app, allowing the user to create routes or manage log data in the app. Tracks and point data saved in memory are displayed on a 3D map or as a timeline. The watch also receives data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world.

Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000

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 delivers toughness in construction and materials, with a dust- and mud-resistant structure and carbon fiber insert band. Designed for the ultimate in survival toughness, the GPR-B1000 is the latest evolution of G-SHOCK.

Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000

The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time. Turn on GPS navigation to automatically record tracks with either four-second or one-minute interval recording. (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.

The user can save point data (including date/time, longitude/latitude, altitude, atmospheric pressure, and temperature) by just pushing a button. Set point icons to indicate the type of point. (Save up to 60 points.)

Receive data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world: When paired with a smartphone, the watch receives data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world. Easily configure world time cities, alarms, and timers from the G-SHOCK Connected app.

Start/End Point, Route Setting: Set the start/end points to use GPS to navigate to a destination and create routes.

Display Tracks on 2D or 3D Maps: Display saved tracks on a 2D or 3D map in the G-SHOCK Connected app.

Timeline display of waypoint data: Display saved waypoint data in a timeline. View photos taken with the smartphone while using GPS navigation, in the timeline.

Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000

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 bright light. (GPS functions are usable for one hour on a solar charge of approximately four hours in 50,000 lux conditions.) Regardless of the status of GPS functions, solar charging keeps the time display powered at all times.

Casio G-SHOCK GPR-B1000

The watch uses a ceramic case back to support wireless charging and high-sensitivity GPS reception. The case back uses a 2.0 mm thick ceramic material, making the watch shock-resistant and waterproof down to 200 meters.

The watch is designed to withstand harsh conditions with dust- and dirt-proof, mud-resistant construction, low-temperature resistance down to -20°C (-4°F), a carbon fiber insert band, and sapphire crystal.

The GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B will each retail for $800 USD, and will be available for purchase beginning in April 2018 at G-SHOCK retailers, including select Macy’s, jewelers, http://www.gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store.

Technical details

Construction
Shock-resistant; low-temperature resistance (-20°C / – 4°F); mud-resistant
Water Resistance: 200 meters

GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42 MHz

GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)

Communication
Standard: Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range: Up to 2 m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)

GPS Navigation
Activity logs (up to 20 logs), track display (wide area map/magnified map switching), start-to-destination direct distance, bearing to destination, destination setting from Point Memory recordings, backtrack, activity time measurement, log use status

Point Memory
Up to 60 sets of point data (time, date, longitude/latitude, altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature), point icons

Digital Compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction; bearing memory (records and display one set of degree and direction); graphical display of north, south, east and west; auto horizontal compensation

Barometer
Measuring range: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 48 hours graph display); atmospheric pressure tendency alarm (arrow indicates significant pressure changes)

Altimeter
Measuring range: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); relative altitude readings (-3,000 m to 3,000 m); altitude tendency graph

Thermometer
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)

World Time
39 cities (39 time zones*2, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; auto summer time (DST) switching

Stopwatch
1 second; measuring capacity: 999:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time

Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)

Alarm
4 daily alarms (with snooze alarm)

Other Functions
Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, auto time adjustment, One-Touch Time Adjustment, easy watch setting, phone finder, route setting and log data management in GPS navigation, tide graph, moon data); day and date display; full auto-calendar; auto LED backlight with afterglow: 1.5/3.0 seconds; battery level indicator; 12/24-hour format; airplane mode; button operation tone on/off; sunrise/sunset time display

Power Source
Solar powered system (solar-charging system), charging system compatible with wireless chargers (requires device with Type-A USB terminal)

Continuous Operation
With GPS use
• NORMAL (Intermittent reception): approx. 33 hours
• HIGH RATE (Continuous reception): approx. 20 hours
Without GPS use
About 29 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge

Size of Case
60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm

Total Weight
Approx. 142g

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