G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 watch has been launched by Casio in India. The smartwatch comes with built-in GPS, five sensor functions, and both solar and USB charging. The device is a part of the Amazon Prime Day launches and has been introduced during the first day of sale. It features an optical sensor to measure the heart rate. The G-Shock range is known for its rugged exterior, and G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 watch has a shock-resistant structure that prevents direct shock to the glass and buttons. The watch uses a waterproof charging terminal that delivers 200m water resistance.
The G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 is priced at Rs. 39,995 in India. It is available in White and Black bands, and it is already up for sale via the CasioIndiaShop website and Amazon. Sale offers on Amazon include 10 percent instant discount (maximum Rs. 1,500) for Prime members on HDFC Bank credit card, and debit/credit card EMI transactions. There are no-cost EMI options available on select cards as well.
In terms of design, the G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 watch has a circular dial with multiple buttons on the sides. As mentioned, the device comes with a heart rate sensor, and also offers VO2 max measurement — that essentially uses heart rate and running speed to calculate the maximum consumable oxygen uptake per kilogram of bodyweight in one minute. There's a built-in miniature sensor that takes measurements of compass bearing, altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature. The additional acceleration sensor measures step count and distance travel. There's built-in GPS functionality for better measurement and a vibration notification function allows for users to get alerts regarding Bluetooth-connected smartphone calls, emails, and messages.
The G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 has an HD memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD display with high-contrast and large non-slip buttons for better operation. There's a curved back cover that carefully considers the back of the hand, and it has a soft urethane band for comfort. The watch supports solar-powered charging for daily use. Through solar charging, the watch is able to operate in Time Mode that only allows step measurement and notifications functions.
Apart from this, the device can be charged via a USB port at the back. The company notes that 2.5 hours of charging can allow the watch to last for up to 14 hours. As mentioned, the G-Shock G-Squad GBD-H1000 supports 20-bar water resistance and can survive 200m under water.
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