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.
- Navigate and Log
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.
- Point Memory
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.)
Bluetooth Smartphone Pairing to Connect with G-SHOCK Connected App
- 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.
Shock-resistant, mud-resistant, low temperature-resistant (down to -20°C)
|GPS Signal Frequency||
|GPS Signal Reception||
Time-calibration (auto, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
Bluetooth® low energy
Up to 2 m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Up to 60 sets of point data (time, date, longitude/latitude, altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature), point icons
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
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)
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
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
39 cities (39 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; auto summer time (DST) switching
1 second; measuring capacity: 999:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)
4 daily alarms (with snooze alarm)
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
Solar powered system (solar-charging system), charging system compatible with wireless chargers (requires device with Type-A USB terminal)
With GPS use:
|Size of Case||
60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
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/.