Casio's G-Shock Releases First-Ever Model With Built-in Heart Rate Monitor - Maxim

G-Shock Unveils Its First Watch With Built-in Heart Monitor

The GBDH1000-1A7 features multiple sensors for maximum workout efficiency.
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New G-Shock Move featuring the line's first heart sensor.

G-Shock just released the brand's first-ever timepiece that comes with a heart rate monitor.

The GBDH1000-1A7 comes in white, black, and neon colorways and along with classic G-Shock durability it is also equipped with fitness-related complications. That includes an integrated heart rate monitor with active heart rate display in addition to zones for five levels of exercise intensity.

New G-Shock Move featuring the line's first heart sensor.

Additional sensors include an array for tracking both altitude and barometric pressure, a compass, temperature, and according to the manufacturer's description, "a 3-axis accelerometer" that "detects body movement to measure step count and distance traveled." 

The exercise-oriented timepiece also has GPS with GLONASS support for accuracy and connectivity, which it uses to track speed and pace, among other data.

The G-Shock Move features multiple sensors to aid in maximum workout efficiency.

G-Shock model  GBDH1000-1A7 Features

  • Shock Resistance
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Full Auto LED Backlight
  • 1/100 second Stopwatch (100 Hr.)
  • Countdown/Interval Timer
  • 4 Daily Alarms with Snooze Alarm
  • Vibration Alert
  • World Time (38 city + UTC)
  • 12/24 Hr. Time Formats
  • Bluetooth connectivity

The G-Shock GBDH1000-1A7 goes on sale in mid-April 2020 (possibly the 17th) G-Shock retailers including Macy's, the G-Shock Soho Store, and gshock.com. It retails for $399 USD.