This week at CES 2018, Japanese watchmaker Casio debuted two new GPS equipped G-Shock Rangeman watches.

We previewed the watch at the G-Shock 35th Anniversary event in November, however, CES is where Casio officially launched the new connected Rangeman.

There are two new models, one with a black case and black strap and the other with a black case and green strap will be available for purchase April 2018 at G-Shock retailers, select Macy’s, jewelers,, and the G-SHOCK Soho Store. The retail price will be $800.

The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature.

In addition to standard Triple Sensor, the new GPR-B1000 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 the track and point data (including longitude/latitude, altitude, and temperature) in memory.

Using Bluetooth, the watch pairs with a smartphone to connect to the G-Shock Connected app, allowing the user to create routes or manage log data in the app. Tracks and point data saved in memory are displayed on a 3D map or as a timeline. The watch also receives data from time servers to keep accurate time anywhere in the world.

Additionally, the GPR-B1000 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. The time display is kept powered at all times using solar charging, regardless of the status of GPS functions.

Another G-Shock first is the ceramic caseback which is integral in the design of the wireless charging system and high-sensitivity GPS reception.

The caseback uses a 2.0 mm thick ceramic material, which assures that the watch retains its industry-leading shock-resistance rating, and a waterproof rating down to 200 meters.

Even the watches strap has been engineered for extreme durability with a dust-and mud-resistant structure and carbon fiber band insert.

Learn more at G-Shock.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one: watchmaking.