The Casio G-Shock GBD-H1000’s Menu

The G-Shock Move (a.k.a. G-Squad HR) menu has been described as pretty complicated; I didn’t find it half as bad as many said – but it’s not the easiest.

Here’s an overview – which, of course, also gives an impression of the functions:


The displays are changed with the upper left “Disp” button.

First off, there’s the main display with date, time, battery charge status and small icons for unread notifications (top), Bluetooth connection and oHR being active (bottom)
Daily Steps “Achievement%”
Training Status, VO2max, Recovery Time
Monthly “Achievement%”
Current Heart Rate, Max HR, Min HR
Dual Time


The lower left “Mode” button goes through the different modes:

First off, the pure heart rate screen/mode
Workout Mode
Stopwatch Mode


Things do get a bit more complicated with the ABC sensor mode, which also needs the “Disp” button to change between the different displays/functions offered here:

First off, here, is the compass
Pushing “Disp” gets to the altimeter mode
… and to the barometer

“Mode” again to continue…

Activity Log Display

Same story one down in the activity log mode – except not.

Activity Overview for the current month

Now, as indicated by the arrow, it’s the “Run” button that leads into the “Log”.

First, to this overview of the logged activities – “Log Data”

Here it becomes somewhat clearer why the central “Run” button may have been chosen to enter into an entry, as the up “Fwd” and down “Rev” buttons are also needed, to choose entries.

“Log Data” Details for an Activity

Entering into such logbook data shows a bit more about it, mainly the laps.

We get back out to the main “Activity” display/mode with the (lower right) “Back” button now. From there, we can go on down to the next mode.

Training Status

This next mode shows the training status – and more, when changing the displays (with the “Disp” button, surprise!).

Training Status Mode
The next display here shows the VO2 max (and what it means in terms of fitness level)

As now indicated by the dots at the top of the screen, there are three displays here. Number 3:

Recovery Time

Notifications Mode

Finally, at the bottom of this set of modes (and only reachable by going all the way down here…) lies the notifications display.

Main Notifications Display

This first gives an overview of what types of notifications are or could be there and which have unread ones; the “Run” button allows one to check them:

List of Notifications

And one can go another step further into individual notifications:

Individual Notification Text


There is also a whole menu for all the settings which can be adjusted on the watch, reached by holding the “Disp” button for longer.

This menu works with the up/down (Fwd/Rev) and “Run” buttons and allows setting/changing:

  • Home Time
  • Time Adj(ustment)
  • World Time
  • Alarm(s)
  • Profile (personal data for HR interpretation)
  • Auto Run Detection
  • Beep
  • Light
  • Vibration
  • Pairing
  • Airplane Mode
  • Phone Finder function
  • Unit
  • Reset All
  • (Regulatory… to show FCC and CE certifications and the like)

“Run” Mode

Let’s not forget that this watch is made for workouts and, especially, running.

Unsurprisingly, the “Run” button leads directly into the running tracking mode, which starts the search for GPS and then shows a few displays with training data.

One response

  1. Richard Connell Avatar
    Richard Connell

    The watch displays the date in
    MM_DD_day format. Can this be changed to DD_MM_day or other variation?

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