Casio Introduces New Wristwatch-type Speed Meter for Runners
World’s smallest and lightest GPS to display real-time run data
Hong Kong August 21, 2006 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Japan and Javy’s international Ltd. has announced the release of the GPR-100 — a small, light weight, wrist-worn device that uses global positioning satellite (GPS) technology to display real-time data on distance, speed, and pace. The GPR-100, a new model in the CASIO SPORT® series, will be available at retail in October, 2006
Runners who break records in long-distance races are able to adjust their speed at just the right time while maintaining their own pace. Not surprisingly, more and more runners are relying on devices that measure run data like distance, speed and pace using GPS technology.
The popularity of GPS devices inspired Casio to design the world's smallest and lightest GPS device (63.1 x 49.5 x 17.1 mm), at about 64g. The new GPR-100 also inherits the finest tradition in GPS devices — Casio introduced the world’s first wristwatch-type GPS back in 1999 and has since taken on the challenge of designing devices that use GPS technology. The GPR-100 is the result of Casio’s ongoing development efforts, boasting an ultracompact GPS receiving antenna (19mm in length), a compact, high-performance GPS module (12mm x 11mm), and embedded wafer level package (EWLP) technology.* The GPR-100 applies EWLP technology in both its integrated circuit (IC) for timekeeping and its power supply circuit.
With a completely natural feel on the wrist, the GPR-100 displays distance, speed, and pace data in real time on the run. Never before has so much great technology been packed into such a comfortable wrist-worn device.
When used for long-distance training, the GPR-100 gives runners a sense of their current pace, an essential when it comes to setting new records. The device also reduces the monotony of training by enabling runners to enjoy different courses while still accurately measuring their distance. It also displays the difference between the runner’s preset time/distance goal and up-to-the-moment progress measured by GPS. This gives runners more complete control over their pace. In addition, data on up to 50 runs can be recorded, along with data on up to 100 laps per run, enabling runners and coaches to analyze performance after the training session. The device also displays the exact time anywhere in the world, thanks to its automatic time adjustment using satellite data.
Major Specifications of the GPR-100
x 72 full-dot LCD
m (5 bar)|
display, fully automatic calendar (up to 2039)|
display for 141 cities worldwide, seven offshore cities,
and GMT (38 time zones) and a summer time function|
only] Measurement to 1/100 second, 24-hour measurement range,
|[GPS] Distance (measurement to 0.01km, 0 to 999.99 km measurement
range), speed (measurement to 0.1 km/h, 0 to 40.0 km/h
measurement range), and pace measurement, target time difference,
and distance difference, displayed in either kilometers
of current position (up to 100 points), recording by date,
time, or name; setting of one of these recorded points for
use in calculating and displaying the direction and distance
between the current position and the selected position.
stopwatch data records (lap/split, run time, run distance,
average pace, distance within lap, and pace within lap)
to 1 second, settable in 10-second units, times up to 60
minutes, auto-repeat |
alarm and a time tone|
backlight (auto-light) |
1 second (continuous)
2 minutes (within 1 minute in case of a restart within four
hours of the initial acquisition)
or single measurement
mode; about 2.0 hours, low power mode; about 4.3 hours,
when GPS functions are used continuously in both modes (depending
on usage environment)
capacity will be at about 70% around 300th charge (depending
on usage environment)
hours for a full charge (using an AC power source or a 9V
x 49.5 x 17.1 mm
and AC adapter