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Complete guide to exercise tracking with the New Casio

G-shock watches are well-known for their resilience but Casio’s engineers certainly stepped up their game by introducing Bluetooth connectivity, GPS tracking along with the prominent feature of the optical sensors in the Move GBDH1000. The blending of these modern features plainly helped GDH1000 to climb up the ladder as most progressive fitness and exercise tracking device among G-shock collection. The effective sensors like thermometer, barometer and accelerometer along with the recently added optical sensor to measure the heart rate actually enhanced the functionality of GBDH1000 as a device for training and exercise planning. Its above-mentioned workout functions make it an obvious choice for athletes who are passionate about their training and constantly try to challenge their limits but it is useful for a beginner as well who simply wants to keep track of his fitness activity with style. What’s a better choice than Move GBDH1000?

Below is a detailed manual of GBDH1000 to make exercise tracking easy for you.

Syncing Move GBDH1000 with the smartphone app

Move GBDH1000 surpasses other Casio watches in software functioning as it is first Casio watch to utilize the new G-shock Move app while the rest of the watches mostly use the G-shock connect app for Bluetooth connectivity. Syncing with the smartphone app makes it easy for you to navigate and enhance your training performance. The app constantly collects activity data from the timepiece itself and allows you to set up your personal setting to aid you in reaching your training goal. The timepiece itself provides details of the workout but the app enhances these functions by adding graphs and goal metrics. It also offers recommendations and workout preferences to make your training variable and effective.

Another noteworthy feature of GBDH1000 is its user-friendly MIP LCD screen. Despite consuming little energy its legibility doesn’t get affected by bright light. On the other hand, traditional smartwatches require a lot of energy and their displays often lack clarity in bright light. Although the synchronization with the smartphone let you see the incoming notification on the LCD screen as well but you can turn this feature off if it makes things messy for you.

Utility of data screens in starting and upgrading of working out

Owing to its 5 sensor system, GBDH1000 is categorized as the most advanced Fitness and tracking device among the G-Shock collection. These 5 sensors include Altimeter, barometer, thermometer as the basic ones and recently added pedometer and optical sensor function as the advanced sensors. The optical sensor is used to measure heart rate during a workout session and can be regarded as a primary functionality of Move GBDH1000 since it is the first time a G-shock watch is equipped with a heart rate monitor.

Your G-shock move can collect your activity data including your position by using a GPS tracker, your blood oxygenation, total distance covered and steps taken by using a pedometer. Incredible, right? All of these remarkable functions become operational when you start your workout session which only requires a single action; Pressing of the button titled as Run. Once you press this button, your G-Shock Move will start its functioning while making it easy for you to review your performance after and during the workout.  These functions mark G-Shock Move to be the best workout companion for runners, hikers and other athletes who are mostly involved in foot-based activity.

Different screens of the GBDH1000 let you follow the additional data on the watch and it can be accessed through menu option and various other buttons. Convertible display options are also available if you want to analyze your heart rate trend through graphs instead of digits.

The various screens come in handy when user wants to utilize different sensors while tracking the workout. You can use both barometer and altimeter during your workout tracking. The option to change the display of default screen according to the user’s feasibility is also available which in turn reduces the time you need to churn through these screens.

Another notable feature that makes GBDH a remarkable sport watch is its workout mode that upgrades interval training by introducing countdown timers. Countdown timers allow the wearer to set and reach his goal by keeping track of the time and notifying the user after a set interval.

Making the most of G-Shock Move’s 5 sensor system and the lap timer:

The 5 sensors keep the wearer aware of his performance by keeping track of the distance covered, the fluctuation in heart rate or the elevation gained or lost.  GBDH1000 has a remarkable function of keeping the separate record of sensor data if a wearer undertakes laps timing amidst a longer workout session. Here G-shock Move app also plays a significant role by proving the separate performance details of these laps and total activity of the wearer without any hassle.

complete-guide-to-exercise-tracking-with-the-casio-g-shock-move-gbdh1000These vital 5 sensors let the user track his current activity. Cardiopulmonary capacity can be discovered by measuring the heart rate and speed of the wearer.  GPS helps in tracking the distance traveled and the pedometer keeps a count of the step taken and the speed and pace can also be tracked through these sensors. All these measurements are beneficial for those who want to do better each time and keep pushing their limits. This information permits them to decide whether they are in need of a break or a more strenuous workout session is required.

G-Shock Move’s role in the enhancement of performance

Variation in a workout plan can keep you motivated and you may find yourself more invested in reaching your goals. An effective workout session is the result of the commitment and the intent to do better. G-Shock’s advanced features enable the wearer to figure out a variety of workouts by presenting the benefits of each through its sensors. By keeping in mind the efficacy of each the wearer may decide to try out different workouts daily to make session interesting as well.  G-Shock’s app assists in this aspect by providing two useful tools. One involves the increase of cardiovascular capacity by improving the traced workouts and the other involves suggestions of personalized plans in timed distance race.

Functionality of Move app in recording and assessing your performance

GBDH1000 offers the wearer to connect the timepiece with Move app on a smartphone and through syncing personal settings once can get a clear display of his performance details with additional information in the form of graphs thus improving the viewing experience for the wearer. The timepiece also engages in passive activity tracking and might wonder about the battery capacity of the GBDH1000. Luckily, the timepiece is equipped with a photovoltaic solar cell that is entirely capable of charging the battery thoroughly.

Casio’s G-Shock GBDH1000 provides the user with numerous well designed effective features and it is one of its kind in activity tracking available at a fitting price of 65000.00 Pkr available at Ecasio Centre

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Digital or Analog – which watch is better?

People wear wrist watches for a multitude of reasons. Some people wear wrist watches for convenience others maybe for some personal preferences. Some watches are preferable due to some distinct features in their designs.

While the features vary Irrespective of the watch that people wear, it is often classified into two main designs – analog or digital.

Following this classification, it is easier to understand the actual designs, watch components, and movements (machinery that runs the watch) available in a digital or analog watch. Since you know the type of watches then it is easier to make a good decision while buying a watch.

As people have different preferences about the watches then they may or may not consider the fashion side of the watch.

In this blog, we will make your decision-making easier than ever.

Why choose an analog watch?

In mechanical terms, an analog timepiece uses a movement or mechanism underneath the dial to tell the time. These mechanical structures drive the needles or watch hands on the dial. On the contrary, a digital watch uses electronic chips and circuits underneath the LED or a liquid crystal display which shows us time.

With a minimal style, an analog watch will display time for twelve hours as we can see on the dial. This includes a small hour hand or a big minute hand or needles of the display.

There are 99% chances that you find a second hand with some analog timepieces. There will be sixty marks around the dial or on the bezel (outer rim of the dial) showing the sixty minutes in an hour for most of the analog timepieces. While digital timepieces often come with some extra features, analog watches also sport some upgraded functions.

Analog watches are highly traditional as compared to digital ones. In fact, analog watches can be found in a variety of prices and styles. For folks who love classic accessories, an analog watch may be the best choice. Analog watches are best for events that need a formal appearance or a dres’s code.

Indeed, an analog watch is a finer accessory to sport on a formal event. With the right combination of a tie or a tuxedo and a nice-looking watch, you sure will be the charmer.

Here is the analog Casio watch which I put on occasionally.

 

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Advantages of analog watch:

• Analog watches have a certain presence that makes you look gentler.
• An analog watch adds to the charm of your personality.
• Analog watches are made for all kinds of occasions.
• Analog timepieces are highly durable and tough than digital watches due to their housing and materials.
• Analog watches come with greater design and style variety than digital timepieces.
• You can keep multiple watches with different color dials, and they all have a personality of their own.

Disadvantages of analog watch:

• Analog watches hold higher economic value than digital ones.
• Certain old analog watches are not readable in the darkness.
• Darkness renders your watch useless.
• Some Analog watches do not have stopwatches or calendars which are easily available in a digital watch.
• Time precision may be a problem for analog timepieces.
• Analog watches are a little expensive than digital.

Why choose a digital watch?

Digital obviously means something shown in digits or numbers. Contrary to digital, analog implies a continuous quantity. With digital watches, you will find the time in minutes, hours seconds and sometimes milliseconds on electronic displays. Certain digital sports watches like Casio G-shock also show seconds in a well-tracked display.

One thing that is very good about digital watches that they have some amazing features. These include but are not limited to Calendar, alarms, stopwatch calculators, GPS and other outdoorsy functions which appear in Casio ProTrek series digital watches. Digital watches can be designed to attract low and pricy segments with lots of upgraded functions.

Here is a digital Casio watch that I sport almost every day.

 

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These Casio digital watches are very economical and easy to use. They are available at Ecasiocenter from PKR 3500 to 150,000 depending on their features.

The precision of a digital watch does have its use, especially when you are an athlete, sports enthusiast or simply an outdoorsy person. There is a reason why you do not see mountain climbers or carpenters wearing their analog watches while they are at work.

Advantages of a digital watch:

• Digital watches are cheaper than analog.
• There is more toughness in the structure and design of a digital watch.
• Digital timepieces can be powered by solar energy alone while some are hybrid.
• Athletes can benefit most from wearing a digital watch.
• Digital watches are designed with extra features such as alarm, stopwatch, calendars and so on
• Digital watches offer complex information in the likes of milliseconds and compass.

Disadvantages of a Digital watch:

• Cheap Digital watches are less resistant and fancy due to the plastic materials used in their making.
• There can be a breakdown in their functions if they are exposed to heat or bad quality batteries since they operate with electronic systems.
• Digital watches often have small target customers. These watches are often used by men between 10 – 40 years of age or people with blue-collar jobs.
• The persona of digital watches is very low. This makes them not highly acceptable or widely used for formal gatherings.

Final words:

If you are looking to add elegance to your style, then go for an analog watch. You can play with the watch dial color according to your personality like calm people often prefer grey or blue dial watches. People like me who are fond of colors go for sporty-looking dials like yellow, orange or just black.
If you just want to see time and manage your daily routine and do not care about looks then try digital watches. Although Ecasiocenter has a lot of cool options in G-Shock, pro-trek, and standard digital timepieces which allows a layman, blue-collar worker or a student to choose with.

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