The new smart watch was unveiled last month and features a heart rate monitor and GPS functionality. It is a new addition to Casio G-SHOCK range of shock-resistant watches and boasts: an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting changes in the blood flow under the skin; a triple sensor that measures compass bearing, barometric pressure/altitude, and temperature; and an acceleration sensor that measures step count and distance travelled, in addition to GPS functionality.
Renesas’ ultra-low-power RE Family controller provides high-load internal watch processing while using minimal power, making it possible to build fully-featured watches using only solar power for charging. The controller is built on Renesas’ SOTB process technology for ultra-low power consumption levels in operating and sleep modes. Renesas and Casio worked together from the development stage of the GBD-H1000 watch onward to achieve both multifunctionality and low power consumption.