Seiko has announced the world’s first GPS solar watch, Seiko Astron. Seiko has developed its our own, patented, low-energy-consumption GPS receiver which is used in the watch that can receive GPS signals and identify time zone, time and date data using the global network of GPS satellites. That is to say the watch will be able to automatically reset to the precisely correct time anywhere on the planet.
The watch connects to four or more of the GPS satellites that orbit the earth, thus pinpointing its position and identifying the time zone and the exact time.It is just 47 mm in diameter and weighs about 135 grams.
There are three models in high-intensity titanium, which is stronger than stainless steel but has only 60% of its weight, and two in stainless steel. Seiko Astron will be released simultaneously in all markets of the world this autumn.