Casio Collabs With Polar For The G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H2000

Expect the G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H2000 to cost $399

In one of the best smart sports watches made to date, the Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H2000 is finally here and is the latest addition to the G-SHOCK MOVE series. With 6 sensors, GPS functionality, and support across multiple devices, the GBD-H2000’s updated tech provides a better user experience when training and has improved usability across the G-SHOCK mobile apps.

With their newest model, Casio has drawn on Finnish sports hardware company Polar for their experience to build its heart rate algorithms in an effort to provide users with more information than ever before. The new G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H2000 can precisely monitor heart rates and how much energy the wearer expends during exercise, and how much of that energy was derived from fat, carbohydrates, and proteins.

There’s also a built-in GPS, compass, gyroscope, altimeter, temperature sensor, and accelerometer. It has all the bells and whistles of a traditional smartwatch, but without the distractions from the messy, noisy notifications.

As far as the exterior design goes for the GBD-H2000, you’re getting the classic bulky G-SHOCK look with its shock absorbing bumpers, but it’s also a third lighter than its predecessor, the GBD-H1000. The GBD-H2000 comes in two colorways. There’s a version in dark grey and traffic cone orange, and another in highlighter yellow, dark grey, and magenta. We’d opt-in for the highlighter yellow.

The Casio G-SHOCK G-SQUAD GBD-H2000 also uses a transflective black and white LCD display and features a dedicated light button to illuminate the panel. Casio has not provided information regarding its battery life, but we expect it to be more than sufficient with Casio’s Tough Solar charging and wireless charging features.

The GBD-H2000 is priced at $399 and launches on March 10.


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