The G-Shock MRGG2000HT is an Exotic Smartwatch You Can’t Afford
Here at Smartwatches4u, we love covering smartwatches that offer reasonable features for a reasonable price, such as the Samsung Gear S3. We also love covering pricier smartwatches, such as the delicious Movado Connect, and the prestigious Montblanc Summit. But, it’s time for something new. Something… pricier, and way, way more exotic. You know what fits the bill? The new Casio G-Shock MRGG2000HT.
Announced at Baselworld 2017 (but not widely reported about), the G-Shock MRGG2000HT costs about the same as a five-star, month-long holiday in the Bahamas. It will retail for a staggering $7,400 and it’ll be limited to a production run of 500, so only discerning (and well-off, it must be said) people need register their interest.
So, what do you get for your money? You get a smartwatch that has a hand-hammered bezel made by master metal craftsman Bihou Asano, that’s what. G-Shock has said that each hand-hammered bezel will be made using the Tsu-ki technique, with a Kasumi finish (Kasumi is a greyish silver colour that leaves unique abrasion marks on the surface). Because of this, each MRGG2000HT will have a unique, one-of-a-kind hand-made bezel.
The exclusivity doesn’t end there either, because the MRGG2000HT’s case is a titanium number that’s five-times harder than regular titanium, thanks to a deep-hardening treatment. The watch strap, meanwhile, has a DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) coating, which is tougher and more durable than PVD, and the glass covering the watch face is, of course, a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Add these elements together, and what you have is the most durable and exotic G-Shock ever made.
Now, you might be wondering by now what makes it ‘smart’. Well, we’ve saved the best till last. The G-Shock MRGG2000HT pairs with a unique smartphone application, through which you initially configure its settings. After that, you need not do anything else, with G-Shock’s GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology taking over to accurately measure your time and location from anywhere in the world. As you would expect from a G-Shock, you can also set a daily alarm, stopwatch and several other typical features from the device itself. It also has a 200-metre water resistance rating and Casio’s super-illuminator backlight.
Of course, the G-Shock MRGG2000HT does more. It debuts ‘Casio Connected’, a new smartphone software interface which gets several unique features. One of those includes a feature called ‘self-charging’, which uses solar-power to charge the internal battery. That’s a feature we have never seen before on a smartwatch. The smartphone application takes a different tact to most others too, by showing you how much power the watch is using by way of graphs and that helps you to understand how it works. It’s all very interesting, and to be honest, it’s something that is worthy of the $7,400 price tag.