The latest addition to Casio’s G-Shock Rangeman series is also the world’s first watch to feature solar-assisted GPS navigation. Built on the concept of “survival toughness,” the GPRB1000 is available now in black or olive green and retails for $800 USD.
This solar GPS timepiece comes equipped with an altimeter/barometer, compass and thermometer, plus it’s mud and low-temperature resistant. The new Rangeman collects location data from satellites to display your current location on a route or bearing in real-time and saves track and point data in its memory.
Outdoorsmen can utilise the GPS navigation via a side button to log travel and track progress while maintaining accurate timekeeping. The timepiece also incorporates a new dual task display that shows current time, date and world time split with navigation, a barometric graph or sunrise/sunset data.
Pair the watch with a smartphone using Bluetooth and the G-Shock Connected app to manage routes and log data. Your data can be displayed on a 3D map or timeline.
The GPRB1000 boasts a carbon fibre insert band, stainless steel black IP buckle and bezel, sapphire glass crystal, high-contrast MIP display and super LED backlight, as well as 3,300 almanac points for accurate tide and moon data.
In a first for G-Shock, the watch features a 2.0mm thick ceramic case back, which supports wireless charging and high sensitivity GPS. The ceramic material also makes the watch shock-resistant and waterproof down to 200 meters.
Other features include world time for 39 time zones, four daily alarms with one snooze, a stopwatch and countdown timer and 12/24-hour formats – all in a 57.7mm case. The new Casio G-Shock Rangeman GPRB1000 is available now online and from select retailers. In other G-Shock news, Casio partnered with BMX champ Nigel Sylvester to launch the Stealth Military Watch.