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G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-H1000 with Heart Rate Monitor and GPS

G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-H1000: black GBD-H1000-1 GBD-H1000-1A7 GBD-H1000-4 GBD-H1000-8

Casio announced the highly anticipated G-Shock GBD-H1000 for an April 2020 release (but now delayed until late May). This new G-SQUAD fitness series features built-in GPS and five sensors: an optical heart rate monitor, pressure sensor (altimeter and barometer), compass (with auto horizontal compensation), thermometer, and accelerometer for step counting. The high-contrast memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD display is reminiscent of the G-Shock GPR-B1000 Rangeman, as its pixels fill the whole display to display a large amount of data. Other notable features include automatic GPS time syncing, Bluetooth mobile link, vibration alerts, solar power, and USB charging. As a G-Shock, the GBD-H1000 is fully shock-resistant and water-resistant to 200 meters.

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-1:

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-1

GBDH1000-1 at Reeds GBD-H1000-1 on eBay

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-1A7:

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-1A7

GBDH1000-1A7 at Reeds GBDH1000-1A7 on Amazon GBD-H1000-1A7 on eBay

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-4:

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-4

GBDH1000-4 (US) at Reeds GBD-H1000-4JR (JP) on Amazon GBDH1000-4 on eBay

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-8:

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000-8

GBD-H1000-8 (US) on Amazon GBD-H1000-8JR on eBay

GBD-H1000 Optical Heart Rate MonitorSome of the training functions include displaying the distance, speed, and pace measured by GPS or accelerometer, automatic run timing start, and target alarm setting (time, altitude, calories burned). The training display on the watch is customizable. In addition to GPS, the watch can also receive data from GLONASS and Michibiki (QZSS) satellite systems.

By analyzing measured data, the watch can display an indicator of cardiorespiratory capacity (VO2max). With the Bluetooth functionality and smartphone app, the user can manage recorded data such as calories burned and and logged travel. Training analysis functions include fitness level trend, training load trend, VO2max, and recovery time. The training log data measures up to 100 runs (and up to 140 laps per run) with elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned, heart rate, maximum heart rate, aerobic training effect, and anaerobic training effect. A map display of the route traveled (recorded with GPS) is available on the smartphone app. The smartphone app can also automatically create training plans that are tailored to set targets.

The training measurements and analysis use an algorithm by Firstbeat Technologies (which is also used by many other manufacturers including Garmin).

G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-H1000 with Heart Rate Monitor and GPS

Other features include world time (38 cities), stopwatch (1-second units, 99:59’59 total with elapsed and split times), countdown timer (60 minutes, with up to 5 repeatable interval timers), 4 daily alarms with snooze alarms, power save function, and full auto Super Illuminator LED backlight. The watch has a curved back cover and a soft urethane band.

The battery life in training mode (with continuous GPS and heart rate monitor use) is about 14 hours. In time mode (including step counting and notifications), it is about 12 months. These estimates are without additional solar power considered. Using GPS and the heart rate monitor will require the watch to be recharged with the USB cable, but in time mode only, it seems likely that the watch will be rechargeable and operational from only solar power. Update: The GBD-H1000 page at world.g-shock.com confirms that the watch can be charged with solar charging alone for time mode (including step counting and notification functions), provided the watch is charged about eight hours daily under indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux) and at a sunny window side for two hours per week (10,000 lux).

The GBD-H1000 is a significant advancement for the G-SQUAD line and is a useful tool for serious runners and athletes, as well as for those who just want to monitor their everyday health. With its environmental sensors, the watch also has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The GPS time-syncing feature is also a major selling point for those who want automatic time adjustment, as the watch is able to sync anywhere in the world without a smartphone connection (unlike Multi-Band 6 watches that are limited to the range of the radio transmitters).

Another feature that deserves attention is the notifications function. The promotional video (below) shows a menu of smartphone notifications on the watch, including phone calls, email, SNS (social networking services) messages, and reminders. This smartphone notification function has been absent on other (recent) Bluetooth-equipped G-Shock watches, and will be a very welcome and useful feature. There is more information for the notification function at world.g-shock.com. It also includes calendar and reminder notifications. Vibration alerts can be used, but notifications are not displayed in training mode.

G-Shock GBD-H1000 with Bluetooth Smartphone Notifications

The four debut models are the black GBD-H1000-1, black and white GBD-H1000-1A7, red GBD-H1000-4, and black and red GBD-H1000-8. The GBD-H1000 measures 63.0 x 55.0 x 20.4 millimeters and weighs about 101 grams. In Japan, each model will have a list price of 50,000 JPY each (plus tax) and will be released on April 24, 2020. (Update: The release in Japan has been delayed until late May 2020.)

Update: Casio America announced the all-black GBDH1000-1 and black and white GBDH1000-1A7 as part of the G-Shock Move line, with a list price of US$399 each. In the UK and Europe, all four colorways will be released. In the U.S. and Europe, the launch has been delayed until late May 2020.

G-Shock U.S. also released the red GBDH1000-4 for $399 in August 2021.

Update 2: Amazon.com is selling the GBD-H1000-8 in the U.S.

GBD-H1000 Instruction Manual (HTML/PDF)

For more information, visit world.g-shock.com.

Firstbeat Technologies added a GBD-H1000 page with more information about its training features at firstbeat.com.

Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000 Promo Video:

G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-H1000 Wrist Shot:

G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-H1000 Wrist Shot

G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H1000 Launch Models

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Gary
Gary
1 year ago

I wonder why Casio doesn’t have better resolution on the stopwatch with this model and the GPR-B1000. 1-second increments are too coarse for some measurement tasks.

Also, the countdown timer maximum time is quite short on this new model.

WES51
WES51
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

I agree. A dedicated activity- sports- watch with a 1-second increment stop watch? Who in the world signed off in this one?

Jay P
Jay P
1 year ago

Are there any features the GPR-B1000 Rangeman has that this new watch doesn’t?

Paweł Przybylski
Paweł Przybylski
1 year ago

did they have saphire cristal?

Marek
Marek
1 year ago

Mineral glass.

Ian R Maw
Ian R Maw
1 year ago

Another video here :-

https://youtu.be/RCN7xjPJVxM

Kev
Kev
1 year ago

If two watches are both G-Shocks, what differs one that is “Tough Solar” and the other that is merely “solar-powered”?

Kev
Kev
1 year ago

Okay, so the notoriously big GWF-D1000 is 59.2×53.3×18mm, the even bigger GPR-B1000 is 60.3×57.7×20.2mm, which makes this G-SQUAD larger than the Gen 6 Frogman in any possible way, and on par with the GPR Rangeman… Might not be a good proposition for the average wrists…

Peter the Peter
Peter the Peter
1 year ago

Hello, maybe it sounds like a redundant question but, will GBD-H1000 interval timer mode have vibration alerts? And I want to know the same with the new GBD-100. Thank you.

Stephen Green
Stephen Green
1 year ago

No sapphire glass and an altimeter that relies on atmospheric pressure rather than gps map data, lowers the the desire to purchase for me personally

Konstantin
Konstantin
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen Green

With gps turned on, the big rangeman uses the gps to correct altimeter value from barometer. May be it’s the same with the GBD-H1000. That’s not perfect, but when I need the altimeter I usually have the the gps on (hiking, biking).

Christopher
Christopher
1 year ago

Hey there,
will it be possible to pair the watch with a hr-chestband? Are there different training modes to choose from, i.e. indoor cycling, strength training,…?
Thanks!
Christopher

Bogdan
Bogdan
1 year ago

Price??

Dirk diggler
Dirk diggler
1 year ago

Wonder why this model doesnt provide the actual gps position in terms of latitude n longitude, instead it has to be linked on a smart phone.

G schock must also think to add emergency position locater on the phone in case you are lost in the jungle or at sea..

Green.Hill
Green.Hill
1 year ago

Tough solar is for watches what have only solar source of charging.Solar powered means that there is solar charging and other source of charging.In this case with usb.

CidSScala
CidSScala
1 year ago

I got an Garmin 5X Plus, that has a powerfull navigation resource. I know that Casio has technology to make its GBD-H1000 better than this. This GPS only for tracking hiking distance is not enough to defy Garmin hegemony of powerful watches.

Miles
Miles
1 year ago
Reply to  CidSScala

I think the pro-trek WSD-F21HR is Casio’s answer to garmin’s Fenix.
This one is more comparable to the garmin instinct regarding its functionality.

Redbeard
Redbeard
1 year ago

Ultimate watch for me is a mesh of the WSD F30 and the GPR B1000. Sapphire glass touch screen, solar, full GPS, and most importantly GSHOCK……. put me down for 2

Mohomed
Mohomed
1 year ago

Hi what’s the cost of the g squad he and what are the difference between the models

Audun Møgster
Audun Møgster
1 year ago
Reply to  G-Central

Any future plans of integrating phone notifications in the rangeman?

Abihail Marcano
Abihail Marcano
1 year ago

Hopefully dont go crszy with the price like the carbon fiber

Martin
Martin
1 year ago

Anyone know if it’ll be possible to turn the bluetooth/phone notifications off?