Casio Releases New G-SHOCK RANGEMAN with Integrated GPS Navigation

February 28, 2018

GPR-B1000-1
GPR-B1000-1
GPR-B1000-1B
GPR-B1000-1B

28 February 2018 – CASIO has extended the G-SHOCK’s MASTER OF G collection with a new RANGEMAN model, the GPR-B1000. This addition to the family retains the successful formula of its predecessors, but comes enhanced with solar-powered GPS navigation capability – the first such function for a wristwatch in the world.

Like the rest of the MASTER OF G collection, the new RANGEMAN is built to thrive in demanding environments. Its oversized case has the familiar shock-resistant construction all G-SHOCKs come with, plus additional dust- and mud-resistant features to ensure its survival out in the field. The watch is also capable of functioning down to temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius. Within it is CASIO’S Triple Sensor, which measures compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature – vital information that contribute to the wearer’s situational awareness.

In a first for any G-SHOCK timepiece, the GPR-B1000 comes with standalone GPS navigation capabilities. The watch doesn’t just display the current location on a route or bearing to a location in real time, but also saves route and point data (including location, altitude, and temperature) throughout a track. By connecting the GPR-B1000 to a smartphone via Bluetooth, its wearer can download logged data from the watch and view it either as a map or a timeline. Routes can also be uploaded from the smartphone to the watch.

Powering the watch’s myriad functions is a battery that’s rechargeable via both wireless and solar charging systems. A 5-hour charge on the wireless system will power the GPR-B1000’s GPS functions for up to 33 hours, after which timekeeping functions will continue to be available. Solar charging supplements this out in the field, with GPS navigation extended by 1 hour for every 4 hours of charging under 50,000 lux conditions (equivalent to an overcast day in summer). To achieve this level of efficiency, CASIO refined its case construction to use a ceramic case back for the first time, to support both wireless charging and high-sensitivity GPS reception.

GPS Navigation

Route display
Route display
Bearing to destination
Bearing to destination
Recall mode to display log data
Recall mode to display log data
Outward route
Outward route
Backtrack mode display
Backtrack mode displays route and bearing back to starting point
Point Memory
Point Memory
Save points with the push of a button
Recall points
Recall points
Icons
Icons

Bluetooth Smartphone Pairing to Connect with G-SHOCK Connected App

2D map display
2D map display
3D map display
3D map display
Timeline display of waypoint data

Specifications

GPR-B1000

Construction
Shock-resistant, mud-resistant, low temperature-resistant (down to -20°C)
Water Resistance
200 meters
GPS Signal Frequency
1575.42 MHz
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
Communication Specifications
Communication Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range
Up to 2 m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
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, 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 Features
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
  • Approximately two more months for non-GPS functions
Without GPS use:
  • About 29 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge (Power-saving mode is activated after some time in a dark location)
Size of Case
60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 142g

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Email: lynn@accesscoms.com.sg

ABOUT CASIO

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions. Since its establishment in 1957, Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Today, Casio’s offerings include timepieces, digital cameras, electronic dictionaries, calculators, musical instruments, system equipment, and others. The Casio Group employs about 12,000 people worldwide, shipping over 100 million products per year, with net sales of 321 billion yen (approx. US$2,842 million) in the fiscal year ended March 2017. News and product information from Casio is available at http://world.casio.com/.


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