Casio to Release New G-SHOCK with 3-Way Time Sync System

Aviation Concept GRAVITYMASTER Employing Newly Developed Connected Engine 3-Way Module for Accurate Time Worldwide and New Secure-Band Construction


GPW-2000

BASEL, March 22, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the GPW-2000, the latest addition to the aviation concept GRAVITYMASTER Series, part of the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The GPW-2000 is a GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor with Bluetooth® and keeps accurate time anywhere in the world by automatically updating internal data on time zones and daylight savings time (DST).

The new GPW-2000 features the new Connected Engine 3-way module from Casio, which always keeps accurate time anywhere in the world. The module employs the world’s first 3-way time sync system*, which receives both radio wave and GPS satellite time calibration signals while also connecting to time servers by pairing with a smartphone. It also automatically updates the watch’s internal data on time zones and DST from a smartphone, keeping it updated at all times.

* Based on a Casio survey as of March 22, 2017.

The design and performance of the GPW-2000 reflect the world perspective of an aviation concept G-SHOCK, including the dial, which is designed to evoke the image of cockpit indicators. Acquired positioning data is easily viewed, with the latitude displayed on the in-dial at the nine o’clock position and the longitude displayed in the small window at the six o’clock position. The watch has a Flight Log function that records location and time data when the watch button is pressed, for display on a smartphone map.

This GRAVITYMASTER features a screw-free construction to secure the band, eliminating the use of screws, which can loosen due to vibration. Instead, the watch employs a fine resin shaft cover and fine resin parts reinforced with a carbon fiber insert to secure the band.

The GPW-2000 is tough enough to withstand the most brutal environments, with Triple G Resist that resists shock, centrifugal force, and vibration, a carbon fiber insert band with excellent tensile strength, and ISO 764 magnetic resistance. In every aspect of its construction, features, and design, the GPW-2000 embodies the toughness that is the brand identity of G-SHOCK.

Specifications

Construction

Triple G Resist (shock-resistant, centrifugal gravitational force-resistant, and vibration-resistant)

Water Resistance

200 meters

Magnetic Resistance

ISO 764-compliant magnetic resistance

GPS Signal Frequency

1575.42 MHz

Radio Frequency

77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)

GPS Signal Reception

Time-calibration (auto,* manual); acquisition of position information (manual)

  • GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognizes they are available in the area.

Radio Wave Reception

Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)

Communication Specifications

Communication Standard

Bluetooth® Low Energy

Signal Range

Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)

World Time

Standard time for 28 cities (39 time zones*; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching); Coordinated Universal Time; home time/world time switching; direct access to Coordinated Universal Time

  • May be updated when connected to a smartphone.

Stopwatch

Measuring unit: 1/1 second, measuring capacity: 24 hours

Countdown Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours

Alarm

1 independent daily alarm

Other Functions

Mobile Link functions (world time: over 300 cities, auto time adjustment, One-Touch Time Adjustment, Flight Log, easy watch setting), automatic hand correction (hour, minute and second hand), day and date display, full auto-calendar, LED light (super illuminator and afterglow), latitude/longitude display, low battery alert

Power Source

Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation

About 23 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

  • Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location

Size of Case

66.0 × 57.1 × 18.2 mm

Total Weight

Approx. 120g

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