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G-SHOCK GBD-H1000 Review, the First Heart Rate Sensor Enhanced, Specialized for Sports

Casio G-SHOCK/G-SQUAD "GBD-H1000" with built-in GPS and 5 sensors including heart rate monitor.

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Casio G-SHOCK/G-SQUAD “GBD-H1000” with built-in GPS and 5 sensors including heart rate monitor

Casio Computer has released a new G-SHOCK product “GBD-H1000”, which has five sensors such as an optical heart rate monitor and a GPS function. I would like to verify whether a smartwatch that can be enjoyed as a training gear can be a reliable gadget that can help the body, which tends to lack exercise due to work at home.

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A case with high impact resistance. 
The curved back cover and band piece have also improved wearability. 
Press the large button at 9 o’clock to quickly switch to training mode

Built-in heart rate sensor. High-performance smart watch specialized for sports

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The GBD-H1000 is the new face of the “G-SQUAD”, which is positioned in the sports line of Casio’s G-SHOCK shock-resistant watch. For the first time, the watch of the series has a built-in heart rate monitoring function, activity meter, and GPS function. While it has shock resistance and water resistance of 20 bar, it has a soft urethane band that is soft and light to wear.

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Uses a soft urethane band that is comfortable and light and has a good fit. There are many holes in the band to improve breath-ability. Fine length adjustment is also possible
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Equipped with an optical heart rate sensor on the back

On the backside of the main body, an optical sensor was placed to detect changes in blood flow around blood vessels by touching the wrist and measure heart rate. Quickly measure your current heart rate or calculate your heart rate zone from your maximum heart rate and display it on your watch screen. It also functions to improve endurance and prevent overtraining.

The built-in 3-axis accelerometer detects body movements to calculate the number of steps and distance traveled, the azimuth/altitude/barometric pressure/temperature sensor measurement, GPS tracking of the current location, and pace estimation. Various activities can be tracked by linking them. It is equipped with its own built-in OS, and it is operated by buttons on the side of the case instead of the touch display, but I think that the advancedness as a training gear of this machine is suitable for calling it a smartwatch, and quick access to necessary functions and I think that it is better than other multifunction smartwatches of other companies in that it is simple to use.

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Tried recording activity on Android version “G-SHOCK MOVE”

Real-time Training Status Management with 5 Sensors and GPS

Casio’s own dedicated app “G-SHOCK MOVE” is available for recording and monitoring settings and activities. Install a free application that supports both iOS/Android platforms on your smartphone and use Bluetooth to pair devices.

Press the button at the 9 o’clock position to start the training function. Calories burned by running, activity information such as average speed, heart rate, direction measured by the sensor, altitude, etc. are immediately displayed on the screen.

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Training mode screen. Real-time activity data such as running is displayed on the screen
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Displays the current heart rate in real time. Setting heart rate zones also improves pace management during activity

If you save the data after the activity ends, it will be recorded in the memory of the clock, and later when you transfer the data to your smartphone, it will be listed in the activity history. Even if you don’t have a smartphone when running or jogging, it is safe because the movement route recorded by the GPS of the watch is recorded firmly after transferring to the application. Not only can you see the results of your training from the app, but you can also follow the trajectory of running or walking with the ESRI color map built into the app.

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View activity history from MOVE app. Accurately record the trajectory on the ESRI map

The app adds analysis to the information acquired by the sensor, and the app shows a plan that will serve as an indicator for the achievement of training goals and future goals. Based on information such as heart rate and running speed, the maximum intake of oxygen that the user can take in the body is calculated as “VO2max” and displayed on the screen of the watch or application. The data analysis of the activity uses the algorithm provided by FIRSTBEAT of Finland. It is good that the accuracy of information is high and the collected data is organized so that it is easy to see.

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Also supports VO2max measurement. Helps strengthen endurance.
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You can also enjoy casual usage as a pedometer.

The Results are Graphed by the App. For Motivation to Keep Exercising

The app also has an activity coaching function, which gives you the motivation to continue exercising. Recently, the number of opportunities for me to go out for work has decreased, and the work time at home has become longer. I am worried that my physical strength will decline before I notice it. I spent about two weeks wearing this unit for a trial, but when I visually tracked the results of training with the MOVE app, I found that even walking a little bit everyday in the neighborhood would increase the level of physical fitness. I was encouraged.

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For training results, detailed data can be transferred to the application and history can be viewed

The training plan has presets ranging from hard ones aimed at participating in marathon competitions to reasonable levels aimed at maintaining daily conditions. You can change the details manually, and you won’t be left out of the app without running the plan, so you can keep up your personal plan.

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You can check the notification that arrived to the smartphone application on the G-SHOCK screen

Check Notifications From Smartphones with Highly Visible MIP LCD

You can check the notifications that reach your smartphone on the watch screen. The notification can be selected from buzzer sound or vibration assuming business scene.

The display of GBD-H1000 uses MIP (Memory In Pixel) liquid crystal for monochrome display. Since it is a reflective liquid crystal that uses ambient light without using a backlight, it is easy to see the screen in a bright daytime environment and consumes less power. On the contrary, it has a built-in high-brightness LED light because it is a little hard to see at night or in dark places.

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MIP LCD that is effective in bright environments. High contrast makes it easy to see even small letters.
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High visibility is secured by turning on the high brightness LED at night.

Battery performance as a smartwatch is surprisingly tough. If it is the usual time mode that displays the time and pedometer, the required battery can be covered only by the solar charging function. It will be fully charged in a room under fluorescent light for about 8 hours every day and on a sunny day for 2 hours at the window.

If you use the functions such as GPS and heart rate monitor, the battery will run out faster, but in that case, the hybrid charging method allows you to charge using the included USB cable. With a maximum of 2.5 hours USB charging, you can rest assured that the training function can be used continuously for about 14 hours.

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The USB charging cable uses a specially shaped terminal. You can use the training function continuously for about 14 hours by charging for about 2.5 hours

I wore the GBD-H1000 every day during the test period. I turned on the training mode in the scene where I moved my body for walking or jogging for about an hour and spent the rest in the time mode, but after about 10 days, the battery level gauge finally dropped to about half of 6 levels, the durability was so good that finally used a reliable USB charger.

Expected to Add More Functions by Updating and Connecting with Other Fitness Apps

The GBD-H1000 specializes in fitness and activity tracking features. I think that this feature can display the route history of training on a map and the place where you can quickly adjust the world time using the app will be useful for traveling, but if you want a player function that can play music further, more utility app and if you would like to enjoy customizing additional function, please compare and check the “PRO TREK Smart” series smartwatches equipped with Google Wear OS released by Casio.

The heart rate data is mainly used for VO2max measurement and training analysis, so there is no built-in function to check other features like health management or sleep cycle. Currently, it has realized the function to connect MOVE app information to STRAVA and Google Fit apps. It seems likely that the heartbeat rate data obtained with the GBD-H1000 will continue to be enhanced in the future as it will be useful for various purposes by linking applications.

The GBD-H1000 activity measurement basically assumes running and walking outdoors, but heartbeat training and analysis functions can also be used for events such as indoor running, trail running, exercise bikes, and outdoor bicycles. However, recently, as measures against the new coronavirus infection, attention has been focused on training such as stretching and yoga that can safely maintain the body indoors. I would like GBD-H1000 to add a function that allows real-time measurement of activity during indoor training and coaching based on the acquired data.

GBD-H1000 has a very simple operation and does not require charging, so you can enjoy it with a feeling similar to traditional watches. It also has a range of 4 colors that are easily paired with your sportswear. If you are a person who lacks exercise, this is a smartwatch that you should try. Get this smartwatch by purchasing at our shop with great deals or you can buy it via the link below.

Design - 8
Display - 8.5
Performance - 9
Features & Utilities - 7.5
Connectivities - 8.3
Battery - 9.5
Price - 7

8.3

GBD-H1000 has a very simple operation and does not require charging, so you can enjoy it with a feeling similar to traditional watches. It also has a range of 4 colors that are easily paired with your sportswear. If you are a person who lacks exercise, this is a smartwatch that you should try.

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User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

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Muhammad Azam

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