Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000 Watches

About the Watch in short. The flagship GBD-H1000 series is interesting for a whole range of sports opportunities, among which there is also an optical heart rate sensor, which opens up new possibilities for a productive workout. It’s impossible to overestimate the technical potential of the series – Bluetooth synchronization [with a separate application specifically for GBD-H1000], a full GPS module, solar power, a separate device for recharging from the network, notifying the smartphone on the watch’s display, analysis of specific training parameters [speed, distance, pace, oxygen consumption, aerobic and anaerobic training effects]. Everything is created for sports activities, where the watch acts as your compact coach.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Famous people wearing G-Shock GBD-H1000! *updates
  2. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GBD-H1000! *the most distinctive features in details
  3. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  4. GBD-H1000 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  5. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  6. GBD-H1000 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  7. GBD-H1000 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  8. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  9. Other G-Shock GBD Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  10. Official GBD-H1000 Video *only from Casio Company
  11. G-Shock GBD-H1000 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  12. Official GBD-H1000 Specs *all details and for base version GBD-H1000-1A7
  13. GBD-H1000 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  14. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Famous people wearing G-Shock GBD-H1000!

Top CrossFit athlete Zack George is wearing G-Shock GBD-H1000

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Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

Shock Resistant. Shock-resistant structure protects module. Complex rugged shape prevents direct shock to glass and buttons.

20-bar Water Resistance. Uses a waterproof charging terminal and delivers 20-bar water resistance even with a built-in optical sensor that measures heart rate at the wrist.

Bezel Design. Resin parts cover metal bezel for easy button pushing.

Button Design. The design combines resin and metal with enlarged measurement buttons. The other buttons are dual-colored with non-slip design for easy operation.

Case back cover and band piece. The fine resin back cover with a curved surface and the urethane band piece ensure a smooth fit with the back of the hand.

Soft Urethane Band. Uses soft, easy-fitting materials, provides improved ventilation with plenty of band holes, and allows fine length adjustments.

Optical Sensor (Heart Rate Monitor). Optical sensors on case back of watch LED light, detect the blood flow under the skin, and measure heart rate.

Accelerometer. 3-axis accelerometer detects body movements and measures step count and distance travelled. Also interpolates distance measurements in environments where GPS measurement is unavailable.

Magnetic Sensor, Pressure Sensor and Thermo Sensor. Built-in miniature sensor takes measurements of compass bearing, altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature. Compass bearing and altitude information improve the accuracy of GPS distance measurements.

GPS Functionality. Acquires data of current location from GPS satellite, measures distance travelled, speed, pace, and other data. In addition to GPS, the watch acquires data from GLONASS and Michibiki (QZSS) satellite systems.

Display of Route Travelled. Link to a smartphone for map display of movement track on an app.

Automatic Time Adjustment. Can receive GPS signals to adjust watch time, date, and time zone.
* When automatically adjusting time while paired with a smartphone, GPS auto-signal reception is off.

MIP LCD (Memory in pixel LCD). Displays various detailed measurement data in high contrast for easy viewing. Items displayed when training can be customized for ease of use.

Super Illuminator. Equipped with a high-brightness LED that automatically lights up in the dark when the wearer’s arm is tilted.

Vibration Notification Function. Vibrates simple alerts for time elapsed during training and heart rate zone, as well as smartphone email receipt and other notifications.

Notification Mode. Displays Bluetooth®-connected smartphone call, email, and SNS message receipt notifications for ease of checking even while exercising.
* Not displayed in training mode.

Solar-assisted Charging. Chooses between two charging methods: USB charging for GPS, heart rate monitor and other training functions and solar charging for daily watch use.

Solar Charging. Time mode (includes step count measurement and notification functions) can be powered with solar charging alone*.
* When charged about eight hours every day under indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux), and charged at window side on a sunny day for two hours in a week (10,000 lux).

USB Charging. Charges even more quickly. After about 2.5 hours of charging, training features can be used continuously for up to 14 hours.

Heart Rate Monitor / Heart Rate Zone Display. Displays the current heart rate, as well as a heart rate zone that shows exercise intensity at five stages, and is useful for pace management during activities and endurance training.

VO2max Measurement. Uses heart rate and running speed to calculate the maximum consumable oxygen uptake per kilogram of bodyweight in one minute (ml/kg/min). This can be used as a benchmark for cardiorespiratory ability when the user is trying to build endurance for running or other sports.

Smartphone Link. App can create training logs and plans.

G-SHOCK MOVE FREE Smartphone App. An easy-to-use app allows you to manage everything about
your training, from creating a training plan to checking your records and results.
– Training analysis data
– Training history
– Training plan

G-SHOCK MOVE for WEB. View your tracked measurements in a browser. Sync your data to show in apps from other companies.

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General Information

Price400$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2020
Module Number3475 / Manual
Model RangeG-SQUAD (A new sports line that supports your active life by managing your daily exercise using your watch and smartphone. All watches are equipped with health and fitness support functions, include a 3-axis accelerometer that keeps track of step count, a Multi-Timer that lets you create up to 20 timer combinations of five timers each, memory for up to 200 lap records, and with the help of the phone app, a calorie-use counter. Ideal for interval training for running, gym activities and other sports.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
Other Divisions the GBD-H1000 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Digital
G-Shock Heart Rate Monitor
G-Shock StepCount
G-Shock Bluetooth
G-Shock Compass
G-Shock Barometer and Altimeter
G-Shock GPS
G-Shock Solar

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GBD-H1000 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ very accurate. Bluetooth (via phone app), GPS Signal Reception
+ Smart Features via G-SHOCK MOVE App
+ solar powered
+ wrist heart rate measurement
+ altimeter
+ barometer
+ compass
+ thermometer
+ vibration
+ it’s their first watch of this type and the design and functionality is pretty good
+ great looking watch and really love this particular color scheme

CONs
– expensive but worth the money
– no Hourly Time Signal
– not so small 63×55×20.4mm
– hopefully they start improving the software and implementing new stuff
– wish they gave the watch a music feature, nothing too crazy just a play button
– the indoor cycling aspect really does throw up the problem of the calculation of calories

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GBD-H1000 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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GBD-H1000 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock GBD-H1000 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GBD-H1000 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Heart rate monitor (Optical sensors on case back of watch LED light, detect the blood flow under the skin, and measure heart rate)
— Step Count (3-axis accelerometer detects body movements and measures step count and distance travelled. Also interpolates distance measurements in environments where GPS measurement is unavailable)
— G-SHOCK Move App (Increase motivation by managing measurement data and training history with the app, which automatically creates training plans tailored to set targets)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— Training Function (Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on accelerometer, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, target alert setting (time, calories burned) on/off, training display customization (elapsed time, distance, pace, lap time, lap distance, lap pace, average pace, speed, average speed, calories burned))
— Digital compass (measures and displays direction as one of 16 points)
— Thermometer (can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C)
Barometer (measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather)
Altimeter (The electronic mechanism “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure)
GPS Functionality (Acquires data of current location from GPS satellite, measures distance travelled, speed, pace, and other data. In addition to GPS, the watch acquires data from GLONASS and Michibiki (QZSS) satellite systems)
Display of Route Travelled (Link to a smartphone for map display of movement track on an app)
Notification Mode (Displays Bluetooth®-connected smartphone call, email, and SNS message receipt notifications for ease of checking even while exercising)
Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
USB Charging (After about 2.5 hours of charging, training features can be used continuously for up to 14 hours)

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Other G-Shock GBD Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases


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Official GBD-H1000 Video

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

These are the latest additions to the G-SQUAD lineup of sports watches from G-SHOCK, which are equipped with heart rate monitor and GPS.
Useful workout functions include an optical sensor for heart rate measurement, along with bearing, altitude/barometric pressure, and temperature sensors, and an accelerometer for step counting.
These five sensors help to keep you in close touch of your current activity in real time. The ability to receive GPS signals lets you access location information when you need it. This, when used in combination with the stopwatch, makes it possible for you to keep track of running information like distance, speed, pace, and more. Your heart rate and speed is used to calculate a VO2 max value, which is an indicator of your cardio-pulmonary capacity.


G-Shock GBD-H1000 on the wrist!

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Official GBD-H1000 Specs / Features *for base version GBD-H1000-1A7

  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • LED backlight (Super illuminator)
    Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
  • Solar powered
  • Power Source
    Solar powered system (solar-charging system), charging system compatible with dedicated cable (requires device with Type-A USB terminal)
  • GPS signal reception: Auto receive (with no mobile link function, time information, once/day); Manual receive (position information, time information)
  • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Training Function
    Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on GPS or accelerometer data, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, Auto Run Timing Start, target alert setting (time, altitude, calories burned) on/off, training display customization (elapsed time, distance, pace, lap time, lap distance, lap pace, average pace, speed, average speed, calories burned, heart rate, average heart rate, road grade, elevation, cumulative ascent, cumulative descent, ascent pace, descent pace)
  • Wrist heart rate measurement (maximum measurement value: 220 bpm)
    Heart rate, target heart rate setting, heart rate zone graphic indication, heart rate graph, maximum heart rate, minimum heart rate
  • Training Analysis
    Training status, fitness level trend, training load trend, VO2MAX, recovery time
  • Training Data (Up to 100 runs, up to 140 lap times per run)
    Elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned, heart rate, maximum heart rate, aerobic training effect, anaerobic training effect
  • Life Log Data
    Daily data display (step count), Monthly data display (running distance)
  • User profile creation
  • Digital compass
    Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
    Measuring range: 0 to 359°
    Measuring unit: 1°
    60 seconds continuous measurement
    Bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction
    Graphical display of north
    Auto horizontal compensation
  • Altimeter
    Measuring range: –700 to 10,000 m (–2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
    Measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.)
    *Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
  • Barometer
    Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
    Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
    Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
    Barometric pressure tendency information alarm (beep and arrow indicates significant changes in pressure)
    *Changeover between hPa and inHg
  • Thermometer
    Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
    Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
    *Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
  • Flight mode
  • World time
    38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching
    *May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
  • 1-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 99:59’59”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown timer
    Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Input range: 00’00” to 60’00” (1-second increments)
    Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20)
  • Vibrator
  • 4 daily alarms with snooze
  • Battery level indicator
  • Power Saving (Display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Vibration on/off
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, am, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no GPS signal reception and mobile link function)
  • Approx. battery operating time on after full charge:
    With training function (GPS, heart rate) use
    LONG (Intermittent reception): Approx. 18 hours
    NORMAL (Continuous reception): Approx. 14 hours
    Without training function (GPS, heart rate) use
    Approx. 12 months without the power-saving function*
    Approx. 34 months with the power-saving function*
    *Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
  • Size of case : 63×55×20.4mm
  • Total weight : 101g

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GBD-H1000 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


GBD-H1000

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2020

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app), GPS Signal Reception

Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

G-SHOCK MOVE App

G-SHOCK MOVE App

G-Shock Connected App (simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen)

Optical sensor (for Heart Rate)

No

Wrist heart rate measurement (maximum measurement value: 220 bpm)

No

Step Count

Yes

Yes

Yes

GPS (for distance and speed monitor)

No

GPS Functionality (Acquires data of current location from GPS satellite, measures distance travelled, speed, pace, and other data. In addition to GPS, the watch acquires data from GLONASS and Michibiki (QZSS) satellite systems)

No

USB Charging

No

Yes (After about 2.5 hours of charging, training features can be used continuously for up to 14 hours)

No

Light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Alarm

4 daily alarms with snooze

4 daily alarms with snooze

5 daily alarms

Timer

Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)
Measuring unit: 1 second
Input range: 00'00" to 60'00" (1-second increments)
Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20)

Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)
Measuring unit: 1 second
Input range: 00'00'' to 60'00'' (1-second increments)
Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20)

Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)
Measuring unit: 1 second
Input range: 00'00'' to 60'00'' (1-second increments)
Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20), auto-start

Stopwatch

1-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 99:59'59''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time

1-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 99:59'59''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity:
00'00''00~59'59''99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit:
1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Recorded data: Up to 200 records (measurement start month, date, hour, minute, lap/split times)
Target Time alarm up to 10 Target Time settings

Hourly Time Signal

No

No

Yes

World Time

38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.

38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching
*May be updated when connected to a smartphone

for approximately 300 cities

Altimeter

No

Yes

No

Barometer

No

Yes

No

Compass

No

Yes

No

Multi Timer

No

Yes

No

Thermometer

No

Yes

No

Vibration

Yes

Yes

No

World Time

Yes

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin / Aluminum

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Mineral glass

Battery

2 years on CR2032

Solar powered

3 years on CR2025

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

58.2×49.3×17

63×55×20.4

50.7×45.2×15.5


Full features (if you want to know more)

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GBD-H1000 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for GBD-H1000 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

starting from 110$ on eBay →
starting from 53$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GBD-H1000 

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You ask, we answer…

How does Heart rate monitor in GBD-H1000 work?

Optical sensors on case back of watch LED light, detect the blood flow under the skin, and measure heart rate.

What is Step Count in GBD-H1000?

It is a 3-axis accelerometer that detects body movements and measures step count and distance travelled. Also interpolates distance measurements in environments where GPS measurement is unavailable)

What does G-SHOCK Connected App in GBD-H1000 do?

You may manage all watch settings through your phone.

What does Training Function in GBD-H1000 do?

Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on accelerometer, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, target alert setting (time, calories burned) on/off, training display customization (elapsed time, distance, pace, lap time, lap distance, lap pace, average pace, speed, average speed, calories burned).


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Aktheos
Aktheos
9 months ago

Where can I find a replacement band? Are there any other models on the market with a band that would be compatible with this watch?

Akos
Akos
9 months ago

Thanks for your reply. Basically the white resin band is like a colour pigment magnet. It discoloured after few days of usage and it is impossible to clean it off. I`d like to replace it to a black one.

Ron J
Ron J
9 months ago

Just bought one