G-SHOCK is best known for being the “tough” watch: rugged, dependable, and made to withstand any fall the wearer might experience. However, acquiring this title was no simple task for Kikuo Ibe and Project Team Tough. The goal was to create a watch that could operate up to 10 years, be water-resistant down to 10 bars, and run after a 10-meter fall. After two years and over two hundred prototypes, the G-SHOCK was born: modern G-SHOCK all derive a bit of their DNA from the original DW-5000C of 1983. Now, the G-Shock market is tougher than ever.
The G-SHOCK GSWH-1000 holds a unique place in Casio’s lineup as their first smartwatch powered with Wear OS by Google. This model features a resin exterior that’s both shock and 200m water resistance. At 56.3mm wide, it houses a 1.2 inch Dual Layer touch display for easy operation of the device. To conserve battery life, the G-SHOCK will automatically switch between its monochrome LCD display when the user isn’t operating it. With a touch, it will activate the secondary color display for navigation and operation of the watch. Opposite this display is a titanium case back with an optical sensor used to measure heart rate.
This smartwatch features a long list of supported activities from running, cycling, sailing, and surfing all with their own in-watch supported recording monitors, to a total of fifteen activities and twenty-four indoor workout routines. The multi-information interface can be customized to display time, date, heart rate, running speed as well as distance and pace, a tide graph, among other functions. The list of smart features is as in-depth as it gets, with thousands of downloadable apps accessible through Google Play. For a full overview scroll down to take a video tour of the Casio G-SHOCK GSWH1000 here on Windup Watch Shop. If you were looking for a tough smartwatch, they don’t come tougher than G-SHOCK.
- Operating System: Wear OS
- Warranty: One Year Limited
G-SHOCK was born from a simple idea — a watch should not break when dropped. Back in 1983, the original square-shaped DW-5000C was created after Kikuo Ibe witnessed a child bouncing a rubber ball. It struck him that a watch floating within a rubber case would be impervious to shocks. After a bunch of testing and design with toughness in mind, the brand was born. Nearly 35 years and hundreds of models later, G-SHOCK is still best known for being some of the toughest, hard-wearing watches that money can buy.