Fans of G-SHOCK and Android watches are a first time model specifically made for them in Casio, with the GSW-H1000. As the Costad you can imagine, and not because it’s a G-Shock, it has a 1.2 “screen (360×360 – 368 x 448 for an Apple Watch 44mm) with two LCD layers – rather than the common AMOLED. Is usually somewhere else.
One of the screens is a monochrome for a permanent display of time and some basic information (such as step counters). In this mode, the Wear OS has been deactivated, which will allow at least a month of autonomy, but we still have to be content with this limited information.
For display of maps and all other information, a color screen is used, with a significantly shorter battery life, it will be about one and a half days.
The watch can be placed under water up to 200 meters, the screen is covered with glass and the back is made of titanium. It has a general classification of sensors for heart rate, height measurement, a compass for the software and health part, and a full range of sports activities. There is no cellular version, however, only Wi-Fi.
It should be a large lump on the wrist. It weighs 103 grams (including strap) compared to the 36 grams of the 44mm Series 6. Its thickness is literally double: 19.5 mm. One wonders if Apple will be ready to go that far if the latest rumor spreads.
This first G-SHOCK with wear OS is scheduled for next month, priced at around $ 600.