It took a while, but the first Casio G-Shock to run Wear OS is now available. The G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 has arrived. The latest G-Shock watch is built to withstand the elements and track your sports activities, combining the iconic rugged design with modern specs and a full smartwatch OS.
A round 1.2-inch dual-layer display with a monochrome always-on panel on top of a color LCD panel is provided. The build is exactly what you’d expect from a true G-Shock watch: shock-resistant and water-resistant to 20 bar, allowing you to go about your extreme activities.
The back of the casing is titanium, while the buttons and top portion of the casing are made of aluminum.
The G-Squad Pro also includes heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen saturation, sleep and stress monitoring. On-board GPS, a compass, and barometer are included, as well as tracking for 15 activities and 24 indoor workout options.
The Wear OS interface includes several iconic G-Shock watch faces as well as Casio’s custom apps for sports-specific data like altitude measurement, tide graphs and road gradient. You’re also free to download any watch-compatible app from the Google Play store.
Battery life is rated at up to a month if you rely on the monochrome display and tracking sensors or about a day and a half if you’re more frequent with the color display.
The G-Squad Pro comes in red, dark blue and black colors. Retail is set at $699/£599 while Casio hasn’t given any real availability information as of now. –GSMArena