Casio G-Shock crams ultimate survival kit into connected Rangeman

Casio G-SHOCK’s first watch with built in solar-assisted GPS goes on sale this week. The Rangeman GPRB1000, now available in black or olive green, is being billed as the ultimate timepiece for survival situations. The watch has altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer sensors, and is resistant to water to 200m, mud and freezing weather. The watch communicates with GPS satellites to display the current location on a route or bearing to a destination, in real-time It also saves track and point data(including longitude/latitude, altitude, and temperature in memory. The timepiece also incorporates a new dual task display that can show current time, date and world time split with the user’s choice of navigation path, barometric graph or sunrise/sunset data. Using Bluetooth, the watch pairs with a smartphone to connect with the G-SHOCK Connected app, allowing the owner to create routes or manage log data in the app Tracks and point data saved in memory are. More