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G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 with GPS Navigation

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000-1 Survival Watch with GPS Navigation

The new G-Shock Rangeman watch was first revealed at the 35th Anniversary event in New York City and will be released in April 2018. The updated edition of the iconic survival series launches with two models, the black GPR-B1000-1 and khaki green GPR-B1000-1B (with U.S. model numbers GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B). This new Rangeman has a lot to live up to as the original GW-9400 is the most popular Master of G watch and one of the most successful G-Shock models of the 2010s. With its unique GPS navigation features, the new Rangeman GPR-B1000 is equipped to meet expectations.

The new Rangeman is the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation device and also has a Triple Sensor (alti/barometer, compass, thermometer) and Bluetooth connectivity. The watch has a low-temperature LCD display (-20°C, -4°F), sapphire crystal, and carbon fiber insert band for enhanced durability. It is water-resistant to 200 meters and like the original, it is resistant to mud and dust. The watch is capable of syncing the time through GPS signals, either manually or automatically once a day.

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 GPR-B1000-1 GPR-B1000-1B Survival Watch with GPS and Sensors

While the recent GPW-2000 Gravitymaster has a GPS tracking log (Mission Stamp) function, the GPR-B1000 is the first G-Shock with the Navigation System feature. The watch can display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination in real-time. Tracking data can be saved automatically in intervals and point data (time/date, longitude/latitude, altitude, atmospheric pressure, and temperature) can be recorded with the push of a button. Up to 20 tracks and 60 points can be saved to the memory log. The Backtrack function allows the user navigate to the starting point, using track data to display the route and current bearing. New routes can be created and log data managed on a Bluetooth-connected smartphone with the G-Shock Connected app, with a 2D and 3D map display and timeline for tracking data. Photos taken with the phone while using GPS can be displayed in the timeline view.

A connected smartphone also allows the watch to sync with internet time servers, and time-syncing can also be done with GPS signals. Like the original, the new Rangeman has sunrise and sunset data and now also has a tide graph and moon data.

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 Bluetooth Smartphone Link

Another new feature is wireless charging with a USB-powered base station. On a full wireless charge of five hours, the watch can use GPS functions for about 33 hours. Four hours of solar charging in bright sunlight (50,000 lux) will provide about one hour of GPS use. A full charge combined with solar power can up the total usage time to 48 hours. Casio says that the solar charging keeps the time display powered at all times, regardless of the status of GPS functions. That sounds like the time display will remain working even if the GPS feature is used past its limit.

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 Wireless Charger

The exterior case of the new Rangeman strongly resembles the popular analog-digital GWG-1000 Mudmaster but is a little larger at 57.7 mm wide with a full digital LCD display capable of displaying pixels and graphics. This is the first time a pixel display like this comprises the entire display of a G-Shock. A ceramic case back (2 mm thick) allows for wireless charging, enhanced GPS reception, and full shock resistance.

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 Ceramic Case Back

The second-generation Rangeman is an extremely rugged and technologically advanced survival watch and raises the concept of the digital G-Shock to another level. Along with the GPW-2000, the GPR-B1000 ushers in a new era of smart G-Shock watches.

The Rangeman GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B will be released in April 2018 with a list price of $800 USD. (Update: G-Shock Japan is releasing the GPR-B1000-1JR and GPR-B1000-1BJR in March 2018 with a list price of ¥100,000 JPY each.)

See videos of the 2018 Rangeman here and see the official Rangeman page at world.g-shock.com.

G-Shock GPR-B1000-1 Rangeman

Black bezel, black bands, and red accents.

G-Shock GPR-B1000-1 Rangeman

GPRB1000-1 on Amazon GPRB1000-1 at Reeds GPR-B1000-1 on eBay

G-Shock GPR-B1000-1B Rangeman

Black bezel, green bands, and yellow accents.

G-Shock GPR-B1000-1B Rangeman

GPRB1000-1B on Amazon GPR-B1000-1B on eBay

GPR-B1000 Specifications:

Shock-resistant, 200-meter water-resistant, low-temperature resistance (-20℃ / -4℉), mud-resistant
GPS Signal Frequency: 1575.42 MHz
GPS Signal Reception: Time-calibration (auto, manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
Bluetooth: Low Energy, up to 2-meter range
GPS Navigation: Activity logs (up to 20 logs), track display (wide area map/magnified map switching), start-to-destination direct distance, bearing to destination, destination setting from Point Memory recordings, backtrack, activity time measurement, log use status
Point Memory: 60 sets of point data (time/date, longitude/latitude, altitude, atmospheric pressure, and temperature), point icons
Digital Compass: 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°
Barometer: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 48 hours); atmospheric pressure tendency alarm
Altimeter: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); relative altitude readings (-3,000 m to 3,000 m); altitude tendency graph
Thermometer: -10℃ to 60℃ (14℉ to 140℉); measuring unit: 0.1℃ (0.2℉)
World Time: 39 cities (39 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and UTC, auto DST
Stopwatch (1-second up to 999:59’59 with split)
Countdown Timer (up to 24 hours)
4 Daily Alarms with Snooze Alarm
Size: 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
Weight: ~142 grams

G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000-1 Introduction Video:

New G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000-1 GPS Navigation System 2018

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Watch Geek
Watch Geek
3 years ago

I can’t wait to see one in person.
If they make it efficient enough to keep its charge using only solar, it will be the first smart GPS watch that I might be interested in buying 🙂

Alexi Yambao
Alexi Yambao
3 years ago

A smart watch with solar charging will definitely be a game changer!

sky_sun
sky_sun
3 years ago

missing multiband 6 function
there is watch s have both functions

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  sky_sun

Yeah but it can sync the time from GPS signals so that’s not really an issue.

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

A huge step forward in design and functionality compare to the old model. Maybe this will be the fist smart watch i’ll buy.

Mr.KS
Mr.KS
3 years ago

60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm
This is a beast.

I prefer to wait till Casio release (70%) smaller models

sky_sun
sky_sun
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr.KS

this for who WRIST 20CM 21 CM
my wrist only 16 cm

keith
keith
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr.KS

For 70% lesser men.

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago
Reply to  keith

LOL true Ive never under stood men that want girly size watches! Man up…

Pierce
Pierce
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr.KS

I wonder if this will actually happen?

Frank
Frank
3 years ago

This is it. The watch I’ve always wanted – a rangeman with GPS reception. Not only that but it has solar GPS navigation! I’m so glad they kept all the same basic functions with the long stop watch and long countdown timer, all the while being able to see the time. One thing is missing though… I don’t see a world time on the specifications list. Please say it has it!

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Yes it does have world time, I forgot to add it.

Frank
Frank
3 years ago
Reply to  G-Central

what a relief

Frank
Frank
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Now I only have one issue left with the watch. Deciding what color I want, haha.

Wei Xiong Kong
Wei Xiong Kong
3 years ago

Will it be able to use military grid reference to navigate?

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Is it known what the case is made of including the strap lugs? Metal or resin?

Garry
Garry
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

The caseback is made of some kind of ceramic to allow the wireless charge, I’m interested in seeing how it is secured to the watch and how thick it is.

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago
Reply to  Garry

Its 2mm

Kev
Kev
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

The ceramic caseback is secured by small screws, like most of other Gs.

Marcin
Marcin
3 years ago

Measures the distance traveled?

Josch
Josch
3 years ago

Does it show notifications for WhatsApp and others ? I dont think so, but i dont understand. If it has mobile Link why not use the possibility?

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  Josch

No I don’t think so. That would be a great feature, but maybe there are issues with getting such a feature to work with various apps. The older Bluetooth G-Shock watches had notifications for Twitter, Facebook, and Weibo messages (as well as call and email alerts), but I’m not sure if those features will still work properly now. It would be nice to see that feature in a new model that is solar-powered.

Ludwig
Ludwig
3 years ago

Very good, I’ll probably buy it ! This gshock measures the distance traveled ?

Roi
Roi
3 years ago

How about one push stopwatch shortcut like 9400?

Markus
Markus
3 years ago

Yes this the watch I had been waiting for and by the way does it had ANT?

JM
JM
3 years ago

When it will be available in the Philippines

Ray
Ray
3 years ago

This will be my top of the line G-Shock collection if it fits well in my wrist and of course the wallet!

How much is it? :D)

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  Ray

$800

KT
KT
3 years ago

Will the tide times, sunrise/sunset and time adjust based on gps location without syncing to phone?

That would be awesome.

It says the watch Will remain functional even when gps won’t work, does this include compass, barometer etc?

Pantelis
Pantelis
3 years ago

can i buy it?i am from Greece

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

How about GPS activity tracking such as running, cycling? Will be supported?

Osama Fattah
Osama Fattah
3 years ago

Can this watch give latitude and longitude in numbers at certain points.

Faisal
Faisal
3 years ago

How can I buy one and get it shipped to Saudi Arabia? Also what would the price be in SAR?

G-Central
G-Central
3 years ago
Reply to  Faisal