CASIO to Release New G-SHOCK RANGEMAN with the World’s First Solar-Assisted GPS Navigation
Designed for the Ultimate in Survival Toughness
CASIO, through its South African distributor James Ralph, has released the latest addition to its RANGEMAN series of watches. The new GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation available in two models.
The RANGEMAN is designed for use in the most extreme conditions and incorporates Casio’s Triple Sensor feature to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature.
In addition to Triple Sensor, the new GPR-B1000 is capable of GPS navigation – a first for a G-SHOCK watch. The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time. The watch also saves track-and-point data in memory, (including longitude/latitude, altitude and temperature).
Using Bluetooth, the watch pairs with a smartphone to connect with the G-SHOCK Connected app, allowing the user to create routes or manage log data within the app. Track-and-point data saved in memory is displayed on a 3D map or as a timeline. The watch also receives data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world.
The GPR-B1000 features dual-wireless and solar charging systems. The GPS functions are usable for up to 33 hours on a wireless charge of about five hours. Even if the battery level drops below a usable level for GPS while outdoors, solar charging can be used to resume GPS functions for a limited time. The time display is kept powered at all times using solar charging, regardless of the status of GPS functions. The GPR-B1000 delivers toughness in construction and materials, with a dust- and mud-resistant structure and carbon fiber insert band.
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. (Saves 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.
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. (Saves up to 60 points.)
Bluetooth Smartphone Pairing to Connect with G-SHOCK Connected App
- Receives 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 configures 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.
Solar and Wireless Charging
The GPR-B1000 is equipped with dual wireless and solar charging systems to support activities in the outdoors. GPS navigation is usable for approximately 33 hours on a wireless charge of about five hours. If the battery becomes depleted, GPS functions can be resumed by charging the watch in bright light. (GPS functions are usable for one hour on a solar charge of approximately four hours in 50,000 lux conditions.) Regardless of the status of GPS functions, solar charging keeps the time display powered at all times.
Ceramic Case Back – A First for G-SHOCK
The watch uses a ceramic case back to support wireless charging and high-sensitivity GPS reception. The case back uses a 2.0 mm thick ceramic material, making the watch shock-resistant and waterproof down to 200 meters.
Tough Construction to Withstand Harsh Conditions
The watch is designed to withstand harsh conditions with dust- and dirt-proof, mud-resistant construction, low-temperature resistance down to -20°C (-4°F), a carbon fiber insert band, and sapphire crystal.