There are some who will just never understand the fascination behind horology. ‘Who needs a watch when my phone can tell the time?’ the detractors would say, smug in the superiority of the device in their pocket. While such people wouldn’t appreciate the minute intricacies behind a well-made automatic watch, they might change their minds about wearing a timepiece when they see this thing.
Meet the GBDH1000-1A7, the latest piece in Casio G-Shock’s Move line. In all aspects, it’s a G-Shock—durable, water-resistant to 200 meters, and shock-resistant. But this particular watch also has a bunch of features usually reserved for fitness trackers.
It has an optical sensor to track the your heart rate, as well as your current altitude, and the number of steps you take. It also receives GPS signals to help you track location, running distance, speed, pace, and so on. Using your speed and heart rate, the watch can approximate V02 max as well. And like it says on the watch face, the watch can be recharged via solar power, though there’s also a USB option.
The GBDH1000-1A7 is available now for pre-order for $400 (around P20,000) and is scheduled for a late-May release date.