Usually, we inform you of the new G-Shock models when they get to the stores, but this time we are so excited that we can not go without will show you how the new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 series!.
The new G-Shock Rangeman watch was first introduced at the CES 2018 event. Although they will not arrive until April 2018, what you are seeing is the set of new G-Shock “iconic survival series” models and perhaps the most exciting modern of G-Shock; the black G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000-1 series and GPR-B1000-1B series with Olive Green color.
This new Rangeman GPR series has quite similar looks as the original G-Shock GW-9400 series; the most popular Master of G watch and one of the most successful G-Shock models with their “Triple Sensors” features including a Compass, Barometer, and Altimeter (as well as the Thermometer).
Like original Rangeman series, the new GPR-B1000 series equipped with the “ABC” set of functions (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, Thermometer) in memory, as well as Bluetooth and GPS functionality.
The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time.
Like the original, the watch will have sunrise/sunset time data. Also included are tide chart data as well as a moon-phase indicator.
Casio claims that the G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 is the world’s first “solar-assisted GPS” watch. The features that use both solar power generation and a wirelessly-rechargeable internal battery for power consumption to support activities in the outdoors.
So, the GPS navigation in GPR-B1000 series is usable for approximately 33 hours on a wireless charge of about five hours.
If the battery becomes drained, 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. That sounds like the time display will remain working even if the GPS feature is used past its limit.
The companion mobile phone (G-Shock Connected) was debuted in 2017 and offers a lot of useful functionality even for those who aren’t going to be using the GPS tracking features on a regular basis. It allows the watch to sync with internet time servers, and time-syncing can also be done with GPS signals.
While the form of the GPR-B1000 case borrows from the classic Rangeman, it is more or less new. The exterior case of the new Rangeman heavily resembles the popular GWG-1000 Mudmaster series but is a little larger at 57.7 mm wide (the size dimensions 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm).
If you are looking for slick watch on the thinner size this is probably not your choice.
The most noticeable new element is the higher resolution monochromatic low-temperature LCD display (-20°C, -4°F) – which offers you enhanced readability than other “negative LCD” displays produced by Casio which have a black versus light colored background color.
G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 series also used ceramic case back. This is the first G-Shock watch with a ceramic (versus steel) case back (that is 2mm thick).
The watch also makes use of a sapphire crystal and carbon fiber band for improved durability. It is water-resistant to 200 meters and like the most Rangeman series, it is resistant to mud and dust.
The New G-ShockRangeman GPR-B1000-1 (black) and GPR-B1000-1B (olive green) will be coming in April 2018 with a list retail price of $800 USD.
That might seem like a lot for a watch, but when you look at what the GPR-B1000 does and you feel OK about paying a little more than the average watch cost, it suddenly becomes very, very reasonable.
Be Survivor with G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 series
For me, along with the GPW-2000 series, the new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 series set to be an even more tactical full-featured watch.
Designed for the ultimate in survival toughness, the GPR-B1000 is the latest evolution of G-Shock and technologically advanced survival watch and puts the concept of the digital G-Shock to another level.
Below is quick overview of the Rangeman at CES 2018 along with quick look on an actual watch.
For more info, you can see the official Rangeman GPR-B1000 page at world.g-shock.com.