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Casio unveils a new beast of a watch

siliconreview Casio unveils a new beast of a watch

The notion that a watch is anything more than an accessory to tell the time is long gone. Just walk into a watch store and you can purchase a range of watches that can detect time zones, measure the altitude and have an inbuilt stopwatch, along with telling the time, of course. However, Casio, the Japanese electronics giant has gone a couple of steps further and rolled out a watch that is truly a beast.

The all new Casio Rangeman GPR-B1000 is sure to turn heads. It is observably large and belongs to the famed G-Shock series of watches that are popular with military personnel and outdoor enthusiasts. It is 60.3 mm in diameter and 20.2 mm thick and weighs in at 142g. Alongside all the usual hiking features such as a compass, altimeter, barometer, the Rangeman GPR-B1000 also features GPS mapping. In addition to setting a destination, this one of a kind watch also lets users store the data and use it to find their way back. Now hikers need not worry about getting lost. Whether the environment is a desert, a snowy mountain or a dense jungle, the monster from Casio is all weatherproof and can even withstand a temperature of minus twenty degrees Celsius, with a high degree of resistance to mud, water, and physical shock.

Furthermore, it also features solar charging and automatic time calibration according to the current time zone. If you are an adventurer considering purchasing this watch, then be ready to shell out a hefty $800.