• Casio Japan officially announce the G-Shock GW-A1000 featuring Smart Access

    Casio Japan have today (March 7th 2012) officially announced the release of the G-Shock GW-A1000 which is the first G-Shock to feature Casio's innovative Smart Access system. The specification also indicates the G-Shock GW-A1000 is set to have a thermometer. This is further to the preview on the G-Shock GW-A1000 featuring Smart Access we brought you this week along with the preview we brought you on the Royal Air Force x G-Shock GW-A1000RAF-1AJR last month. The initial international release sees two models the GW-A1000-1ADF with a resin strap and the GW-A1000D-1ADR with a metal bracelet. Full release and specifications below.

    G-Shock GW-A1000-1ADF

    TOKYO, March 7, 2012 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the GW-A1000, a new addition to the G-SHOCK line of Gravity Defier aviator concept watches. The new model features Casio’s tough TRIPLE G RESIST construction and “Smart Access” system for smooth, intuitive operation.

    The new GW-A1000 is the first G-SHOCK to come with “Smart Access,” which makes operating the watch’s functions smoother than ever with an electronic crown switch and five-motor drive. It offers a wide range of functions that are especially practical for pilots.
    With the intuitive method of turning the crown switch, the wearer can select the time in different cities around the world. In addition, with just a simple press of the switch, the wearer can switch between home time and world time, or instantly display Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Features like these ensure the time information pilots need is only a touch away. Since the hour, minute, and second hands are driven by separate motors, the hands respond quickly when the wearer resets or starts the stopwatch, or switches between different time displays.
    At the same time, the “Smart Access” system enables convenient, simple operation of the watch’s wide range of features, including a “fly-back” function that allows the stopwatch to be instantly reset and start during operation as well as instant temperature display at the press of a button.

    The GW-A1000 also packs new toughness technology into a new construction called TRIPLE G RESIST which consists of new vibration resistance in addition to resistance to shock and centrifugal force. In order to resist the strong vibrations that occur while handling aircraft controls, a gel-like material has been installed around and behind the watch module to absorb shock. The crown switch, which is the main “Smart Access” control, features a quick-lock for reliable locking and release. The bezel also acts as a guard to help resist shock.

    The watchface is designed to look like a cockpit instrument. By incorporating the outer bezel into the case, a broader face has been realized, while still retaining the same case size as previous G-SHOCK Gravity Defier models. Also, there is a luminescent coating on the distinctive extra-wide hands and on the numerals, making the watch easy to read at night. On the back, the TRIPLE G RESIST logo has been engraved on hammered metal, for a solid look.

    The watch is also solar-powered and radio-controlled, with automatic time calibration using standard radio waves from six transmitters around the world.

    G-Shock GW-A1000 Specification

    Construction Shock-resistance, resistance to centrifugal gravitational force, vibration resistance
    Water Resistance 200 meters
    Radio Frequency 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
    Radio Wave Reception Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
    World Time 29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off; daylight saving time (summer time) auto switching/ standard time and Coordinated Universal Time
    Stopwatch 1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 120 minutes; elapsed time; flyback
    Thermometer Measuring range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 1°C (2°F)
    Alarm 1 independent daily alarm
    Other Functions Automatic hands correction; battery recharge warning ; date display; full auto-calendar
    Power Source Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
    Continuous Operation About 29 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge

    • * Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
    Size of Case 54.1 × 51.7× 16.4 mm
    Total Weight Approx. 85g
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