In 2018 there was more interest for G-Shock fans and outdoor enthusiasts as the upcoming Rangeman model was unveiled at the 35th anniversary celebration in New York City. This model of the new Rangeman is GPR-B1000-1.
According to the billboard, this is a muddy watch, powered by a sun sensor with three sensors, a GPS Navigator with an application map display and Bluetooth connectivity. The watch also has a low-temperature LCD display, sapphire glass, and carbon fiber inserts. It is water resistant up to 200 meters as expected.
The sign also says “Wireless Charger” which we do not think is only charged solar. We speculate that there are many ways to charge your watch as it may need to be charged more often if you use a lot of navigation features. While the GPW-2000 Gravitymaster recently featured the Mission Track as a GPS tracking diary, the GPR-B1000 was the first G-Shock with the “Positioning System” feature.
The screen can display pixels and graphics on the entire screen and is not limited to displaying predefined characters and numerals as most G-Shock screens. While Rangeman’s first display can display pixels and some similar digital models have a similar pixel display for the LCD, this is the first G-Shock to use the screen. This display is for the entire screen.