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The Latest, Toughest G-SHOCK Rangeman

(Sponsored post) While all G-SHOCK watches are tough, the newest member of the G-SHOCK Rangeman series takes it up a notch. Now boasting true “Survival Toughness,” the new G-SHOCK Rangeman GPRB1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation. When combined with G-SHOCK’s legendary Triple Sensor that measures compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature, the result is the most advanced evolution of this full-featured G-SHOCK’s collection.

The newest G-SHOCK Rangeman

As noted, the GPRB1000 is capable of GPS navigation, a first for a G-SHOCK watch. It 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.

The new G-SHOCK GPRB1000-1.

Side view of G-SHOCK GPRB1000-1.

By connecting a GPRB1000 via Bluetooth to a smartphone, anyone can easily create routes and display them on a 3D map or as a timeline. 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. 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.

GPRB1000 Bluetooth-smartphone-link

And for the first time ever on a G-SHOCK watch, you’ll find a 2-mm thick ceramic case back, which allows it to be charged using a wireless charger. The watch is shock-resistant and water resistant to 200 meters.

The ceramic caseback on the GPRB1000.

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

GPRB1000-1

GPRB1000-1B

GPRB1000 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 pressure, and temperature), point icons

Digital Compass: 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°

Barometer: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 48 hours); atmospheric pressure tendency alarm

Altimeter: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); relative altitude readings (-3,000 m to 3,000 m); altitude tendency graph

Thermometer: -10℃ to 60℃ (14℉ to 140℉); measuring unit: 0.1℃ (0.2℉)

World Time: 39 cities (39 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and UTC, auto DST

Stopwatch (1-second up to 999:59’59 with split)

Countdown Timer (up to 24 hours)

4 Daily Alarms with Snooze Alarm

Size: 60.3 × 57.7 × 20.2 mm

Weight: 142 grams