Casio has just announced the introduction of the new G-Shock GPW-2000 Gravitymaster. It will be released in Japan in May of this year. Key new features are Bluetooth connectivity and GPS information. The GPW-2000 Gravitymaster is an update to the GPW-1000 originally introduced in 2014.
Time can be synced with internet-based time servers and the bluetooth-enabled watch provides connection to the G-Shock Connected smartphone app to provide a range of features including world time setting, flight log mapping and automatic time setting.
This is a Tough Solar watch, with dials to display world time, date information, latitude and longitude. Flight log information, tracking time and positioning information is activated via the watch itself with the information fed to the smartphone app once installed and configured.
The GPW-2000 is of course reminiscent of its predecessor the GPW-1000 but has a slightly updated more refined and less boxy look. The band features carbon fibre inserts, it is magnetic resistant and makes use of the Triple G Resist structure.
It will be available in three colors, there will be an olive green model with black and orange accents, a gray / black model with red accents and finally a black model with a blue bezel.
The 24 hour sub-dial that was a feature of the GPW-1000 has not been carried forward into the GPW-2000 Gravitymaster model. This will likely be a welcomed update amongst GPW-1000 owners and prospective GPW-2000 purchasers. Weighing in at 198g this is a hefty piece of kit.
The full list of features for the GPW-2000 Gravitymaster are as follows:
200-meter (20 ATM) Water Resistance
Tough Solar self-charging power system
3 Way Time Sync: GPS/Multi-Band 6/Internet
GPS Latitude/Longitude Display
Triple G Resist (impact, g-force, vibration)
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Range: ~2 meters
Mobile link function: (World time setting of ~300 cities, automatic time adjustment, flight log, easy clock setting)
World Time: 28 cities (39 time zones + UTC, automatic DST)
Two city time display
Stopwatch: 1 second measurement, 24 minutes total
Countdown Timer: 1 minute units, maximum 24 hours, 1 second measurements
Luminous Hands and Markers
Super Illuminator LED light with 3 second afterglow
Automatic Needle Position Correction
Full Auto Calendar with Date/Day Display
Battery Charge Warning
Running Time: ~23 months in power saving state
Size: 66.0 x 57.2 x 18.2 mm
Weight: 198 grams