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CASIO To Release Lightweight G-SHOCK Delivering Support for Multiple Sports

CASIO GBD-H2000

Casio has announced today the release of a new addition to the sports-driven G-SQUAD line in the G-SHOCK family of shock-resistant watches.

The GBD-H2000 delivers support for multiple sports and boasts a lighter weight to ensure an even more comfortable fit. The new watch will be available in four models.

The shock-resistant GBD-H2000 is equipped with GPS functionality and six sensors to provide support for a wide range of sports activities, yet is 38% lighter than the previous model, the GBD-H1000.

Casio achieved the lighter-weight design by creating a more compact case with a built-in GPS antenna and carbon fibre-reinforced case back.

The result is an even more comfortable fit on the wrist. The new watch is equipped with GPS functionality and an optical sensor to measure heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, thermo sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

These high-end technologies enable measurement of distance, speed, pace, and more to support activities from running and biking to swimming.

Training analysis functions are included along with these activity measurements. Algorithms developed by Polar Electro Oy, a pioneer in the industry which has spent nearly 50 years perfecting the art of personalized guidance in fitness, sport and health, are used to measure the burden on the heart and lungs, analyze ratios of energy used separately for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and perform sleep tracking.

Pairing the watch with the dedicated CASIO WATCHES app allows users to review training data from the watch in greater detail, access activity logs, advice on improving sleep and more.

Solar-assisted charging is also included to improve ease of use, offering time display powered by solar charging* even when the battery runs low.

* When charged for about eight hours every day under indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux), and charged at the window side on a sunny day for two hours in a week (10,000 lux).

The case, bezel, and band are made with bio-based resin, an eco-friendly material produced using raw materials from castor seeds and corn.

ModelColours
GBD-H20001ABlack × Orange
GBD-H2000-1A9Black × Yellow
GBD-H2000-1BBlack × Black
GBD-H2000-2Blue × Orange

GBD-H20001A GBD-H2000-1A9 GBD-H2000-1B GBD-H2000-2

  • Support for multiple sports

Support for eight different activities is included: running, biking, open water swimming, pool swimming, walking, trail running, gym workouts, and interval training.

The watch is equipped with GPS functionality and an optical sensor capable of measuring heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, thermo sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

According to the activity selected, these high-end technologies enable measurement of heart rate, distance, and speed as well as tracking of stroke type and number of turns in the pool and more.

  • Lighter weight

Employing a more compact case with a built-in GPS antenna and carbon fibre-reinforced case back, the GBD-H2000 is 38% lighter than the previous GBD-H1000.

This design also offers an even more comfortable fit that does not interfere with arm motion.

  • Polar Algorithms for Training analysis

Fitness level and cardio load 

Assesses fitness level by maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) when running, measures burden on the heart and lungs according to the workout duration and intensity and provides a wide range of other data.

Energy used

Calculates carbohydrates, proteins, and fats as percentages of calories burned. Useful for determining energy source intakes during training periods and workout intensity settings to help users meet goals.

Sleep recovery level

Tracks sleep to assess how well users recover mentally and physically overnight from workouts and other demands of the day. The CASIO WATCHES app provides more detailed information and advice, including sleep stage graphs and tips for the day.

  • Solar-assisted charging

Use USB charging for training functions such as GPS tracking and heart rate monitoring, as well as smart functions such as notifications and step tracker. The time display is powered solely by solar charging, even when the battery runs low.*

* When charged for about eight hours every day under indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux), and charged at the window side on a sunny day for two hours in a week (10,000 lux).

  • Use of bio-based resin

Bio-based resin made with raw materials from castor seeds and corn is used in the bezel, case, and band. Produced from renewable resources, bio-based resins are expected to help promote the shift to circular economies and curb CO2 emissions.

Specifications

ConstructionShock-resistant
Water Resistance200 meters
Communication
Specifications
Communication
Standard
Bluetooth® low energy
Signal RangeUp to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Positional MeasurementGNSS: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU, MICHIBIKI (QZSS)Bands: L1, L5
SensorsOptical sensor (heart rate), magnetic sensor (compass), pressure sensor (air pressure/altitude), thermo sensor, accelerometer (step count, movement analysis), gyroscope (swimming analysis)
Wrist Heart Rate MonitorMeasuring range (30–220 bpm); heart rate; target heart rate setting function; heart rate zone graphic display; heart rate transition graph: maximum heart rate/minimum heart rate
Activity FeaturesMulti-sports (running, walking, biking, swimming, etc.), Distance, speed, pace and other information calculated using GPS and accelerometer data, Auto/Manual lap, Auto Pause
Training AnalysisCardio load status
Activity Log DataUp to 100 runs, up to 200 lap records per run, measurement time, distance, pace, running Index, calories burned, energy used, heart rate, maximum heart rate, cardio load, pitch, maximum pitch, stride, altitude gained, stroke count, SWOLF score
Life LogStep count measurement, target step count setting function, step count graphs (weekly, monthly, 6-month), calories burned, active time measurement
Sleep MeasurementSleep recovery status (6 stages), sleep recovery level display, sleep status (5 stages), sleep score, autonomic nervous system status (5 stages)
Blood Oxygen LevelMeasuring range: 80%–100%Measuring unit: 1%Note: The blood oxygen level measurement function is not intended for use in diagnosing illness or as a medical device. It is intended only for use in maintaining general health.
Breathing ExerciseSet duration: 2–20 mins.Set duration measuring unit: 1 minuteBiofeedbackSummary of time spent in each zone* Polar™ algorithms are also used for the breathing exercises.
World Time38 cities (38 time zones,* auto summer time [DST] switching) and Coordinated Universal Time* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
StopwatchMeasuring unit: 1 second; measuring capacity: 99:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time
Countdown TimerSetting unit: 1 second; measuring unit: 1 second; maximum setting: 60 minutes
Alarm4 daily alarms (with snooze), Smart alarm (with snooze)
Mobile link (Automatic connection, wireless linking using Bluetooth®)Auto time adjustmentEasy watch settingApproximately 300 world time citiesNotification function (incoming calls, incoming e-mails, new social media posts, calendar notifications, reminders)Training analysis dataActivity historyLife Log dataSleep analysis data Phone finder
Other Functionsstep reminder, floor elevation measurement, almanac (sunrise/sunset times, moon age), battery level indicator, power saving (display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location), full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off, airplane mode, vibration function, vibration on/off, LED backlight (full auto light, Super Illuminator, afterglow with selectable illumination duration: 1.5 seconds or 5 seconds)
Power SourceCharging system compatible with dedicated cable (requires device with Type-A USB terminal), solar powered
Continuous OperationUsing activity functions (GPS, heart rate): • HIGH RATE (continuous reception): Approx. 14 hours max.• NORMAL (continuous reception): Approx. 16 hours max.• LONG (intermittent reception): Approx. 19 hours max.Using in watch mode with heart rate measurement OFF: Approx. 2 monthsUsing with power-saving function ON: Approx. 23 months* Varies depending on usage environment; from full charge, without solar power.
Time AdjustmentGPS signal reception: manual reception (position information, time information); Bluetooth®: uses continuous connection with smartphone to auto-adjust time
Size of Case59.6×52.6×19.4mm
Total WeightApprox. 63g

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