Casio’s latest addition to the Rangeman series is not for the faint-hearted – the new GPR-B1000 is built for use in extreme conditions. So those of you out there hoping to use this as a fitness watch should steer clear. It isn’t and doesn’t pretend to be. The Rangeman is tough, deserving of someone the likes of Bear Grylls. At least that’s what the promotional video made the model out to be.
The Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar assisted GPS navigation, enabling the watch to recharge under bright light of 50,000 lumens as listed by Casio. Along with ABCT (Altimeter, Barometer, digital compass and thermometer), you’ll see why this watch is likely the companion you’ll want (need actually) if you’re thinking of venturing outdoors. GPS navigation lasts up to 33 hours on a full charge with an additional hour of GPS usage from 4 hours of solar charging.
Besides the tough hardware, the Bluetooth enabled watch syncs nicely with Casio’s G-Shock connected mobile app where users may view saved tracks in 2D or 3D mode, or display saved waypoint in a time line with pictures, along with an entire suite of navigation functions.
When not used for adventuring purposes, the GPR-B1000 lasts up to a hefty 29 months with power saving function turned on. That’s probably as long until the next Rangeman comes along.
CASIO RANGEMAN GPR-B1000 FEATURES
- Shock and mud-resistant watch with 200m water resistant
- ABCT (Altimeter, Barometer, digital compass and thermometer)
- Solar assisted GPS navigation
- Smartphone link with Casio G-SHOCK app
- Wireless and solar charging capabilities
- LED backlight
- Stopwatch, Alarm, Countdown timers
On the hardware front, the watch boasts of a ceramic case back, carbon fiber insert band, and sapphire crystal display. The B1000 will retail at $800 USD in April 2018 and will come in black and khaki.
Source: Casio, G-central