One of the models also comes with GPS tracking and a heart rate monitor.
Casio is releasing two G-SHOCK models in collaboration with Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
The models are in celebration of Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona, a documentary on the historic 2018–2019 season where the club won a domestic double of the La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.
The two base models for the shock-resistant watches are the GBD-H1000 and GBD-100, both from the G-SQUAD line. The FC Barcelona watches don the famous blue and garnet colours of the football club.
The watch bands are imprinted with the club motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”) in the local Catalan language and were composed to commemorate the heritage behind past jerseys.
The GBD-H1000BAR features a metal bezel in bright gold ion plating which signifies a trophy, so often associated with the most decorated club in Spain, while the band loop on both watches feature the four red stripes of the Catalan flag.
Both models of watches are equipped with an accelerometer to count steps and track distances, while the GBD-H1000BAR also comes with GPS tracking and a heart rate monitor. Both new watches also offer mobile link functions which when paired with a smartphone application, supports daily health management by allowing users to keep life logs with data on calories burned, activity logs, and step counts.
The watches also come with a Memory in Pixel (MIP) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for phenomenal visibility and the soft flexible urethane band for ventilation and comfort from everyday use to intense workouts.
Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona documents the team throughout the 2018-19 season, with unprecedented behind the scenes footage covering the daily interactions between former players like Leo Messi and Luis Suarez. The series also offers insight into the philosophy and culture of one of the most decorated football clubs in the world.
The documentary is not available in Singapore. Barça TV+, the club’s inhouse TV channel, will show the series in Europa, Africa and the Middle East, while Netflix holds the rights in Canada and Latin America, and Discovery Plus in India.
The release date for the FC Barcelona watches as well as the price of the watches have not been announced yet.
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