Watchmaker Casio is known for producing G-Shock watches for extremely niche markets. In keeping with this tradition, Casio revealed the first G-Shock watch designed specifically for pilots and other aviation experts. The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000-1A, the very first Bluetooth-connected model in the Master of G series.
The G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-2000 is unique because it is the first G-Shock to feature Casio’s new 3-way time sync system. With the new 3-way time sync system, the G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-2000 can automatically sync the time in three ways: using radio waves from six timekeeping stations around the world, GPS satellite signals, and finally, via Bluetooth with a smartphone. Using the 3-way time sync system, the G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-2000 can automatically adjust its time to account for location and will even take into account daylight savings time.
Not only does it have GPS capabilities, but it also has a unique Mission Stamp Feature, which allows pilots to record location and time. This information is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a special app that can be viewed on a flight log. The watch even has a unique latitude and longitude viewing system that shows you exactly where you are when the watch picks up a GPS satellite signal.
Casio’s 57.1mm G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-2000 is entirely analog. This watch also has what Casio named Triple G Resist. This means that it is vibration resistant, centrifugal force-resistant and shock resistant. The GravityMaster GPW-2000 also features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch also comes equipped with the standard water resistance up to 200 metres. It also has dual-dial world time, and a full auto super LED light. Other features include a 24-hour stopwatch, daily alarm, countdown timer and a carbon fibre insert band. This particular insert keeps the screws from loosening due to heavy vibrations.
The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW-2000 is available and is priced at around $800.