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G-Shock Rangeman Now ‘Survival Tough’

(Sponsored post) G-Shock watches are all tough, but the G-Shock Rangeman series offers the next level of support, better known as “Survival Toughness.”

G-SHOCK+RANGEMAN GPRB1000

Indeed the new G-Shock Rangeman GPRB1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation, which combines with a Triple Sensor (to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature) to offer the latest evolution of this full-featured G-Shock’s collection.

The new G-Shock GPRB1000-1.

Here’s the evidence: The new GPRB1000 is capable of GPS navigation—a first for a G-Shock watch. The watch collects location data from GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time. The watch also saves track and point data (including longitude/latitude, altitude, and temperature) in memory.

GPRB1000-bluetooth-smartphone-link

And when you connect your GPRB1000 via Bluetooth to your smartphone, you can easily create routes and display them on a 3D map or as a timeline.

Wireless charging the G-Shock-Rangeman-GPRB1000

To stay powered up, the GPRB1000 features both wireless and solar charging systems. The GPS functions are usable for up to 33 hours on a wireless charge of approximately five hours while connected to a USB power supply or wall adapter. Even if the battery level drops below a usable level for GPS while outdoors, solar charging can be used to resume GPS functions for a limited time.

The ceramic caseback on the GPRB1000.

And for the first time ever on a G-Shock watch, you’ll find a 2-mm thick ceramic case that will allow users to charge their watch wirelessly and still maintain G-Shock’s 200 meter water resistance and shock resistance.

GPRB1000-1

GPRB1000-1B

The two new Rangeman models, GPRB1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B, will each retail for $800 and will be available for purchase beginning in April 2018 at G-SHOCK retailers, including select Macy’s, jewelers, www.gshock.com, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store.

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

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