G-SHOCK announced new G-SQUAD GBA-900 and G-LIDE GBX-100 series

G-SHOCK recently announced new G-SQUAD GBA-900 and G-LIDE GBX-100 series watches to their lineup. They are two different watch series and for the Casio/G-SHOCK watch fan, this would be of interest to you. Having previously owned a Casio watch, it brought back good memories and making me look at the diverse range of Casio and G-SHOCK watches again.

GBA-900 series

The G-SQUAD GBA-900 series can be connected to smartphone using Bluetooth function and measure distance using an accelerometer while it is linked to the GPS function of a smartphone. There are 4 trendy colours to choose from: black, black with purple colour accent, orange and white.

The Bluetooth technology inside the GBA-900 allows users to access to their smartphone’s GPS for quick calibration of distance measurements. Once you have taken measurements with a smartphone, you will be able to measure distance with the watch alone after that. They have a smartphone app that allows you to check your activity history, manage your training and set watch functions like auto time adjustment, phone notifications and so on. There is a 5-level exercise intensity graph and a daily goal attainment rate help that keep you motivated in your exercises and physical activities.

The GBA-900 series watches are equipped with double LED light for face and digital display that gives a clear view in dark places. It also has the soft urethane band material with many band holes that provides a comfortable fit on your wrist.

GBX-100NS series

G-SHOCK G-LIDE series are extreme sports watches. The new G-LIDE GBX-100 Series are for night surfing and this will attract surfers from around the world, the G-LIDE series are a favourite choice among the world’s top surfers.The bezels are composed of a combination of resin and metal, with stainless steel for the bezel top. The bezel combines hairline and honed surface finishes to create an elegant look. There are 2 colorways: black and pink gold.

GBX-100 features the display of information which surfers require, tide graph, moon data, high tide and low tide times, tide levels and sunrise and sunset times.  This watch can be connected to the phone by Bluetooth® function and this allows you to use the app for quick and easy access to the surfer-essential tide information, sunrise and sunset times at approximately 3,000 locations worldwide.

On the GBX-100 series watches, the high-resolution MIP LCD enhances readability and the guard structure withstands impact from above, below, left, and right, making them the perfect choice for wear while surfing.

Pricing and Availability

The GBA-900 series and GBX-100NS series are now available at https://www.g-shock.sg and at all G-SHOCK stores.

GBA-900 series

GBA-900-1A6DR – S$189

GBA-900-1ADR – S$189

GBA-900-4ADR – S$189

GBA-900-7ADR – S$189

GBX-100NS series

GBX-100NS-1DR – S$269

GBX-100NS-4DR – S$269

Technical Specifications

GBA-900(All colors)

Construction Shock-resistant
Water Resistance 200 meters
Mobile Link Wireless linking using Bluetooth®
Life Log Data Calorie and distance calculations based on step

count, basal metabolic rate

Daily data display: Step count, calorie, distance

User Profile creation Yes
Double LED Light LED light for the face (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)

LED backlight for the digital display (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)

Stopwatch 1/100-second stopwatch

Measuring capacity:

00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes)

1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)

Measuring unit:

1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)

1 second (after 60 minutes)

Measuring modes: lap/split timing, distance/pace display, auto/manual lap timing

auto lap notification

Memory capacity: Up to latest 45 records (measurement start month, date, hour,

minute, lap/split times, total time, distance, average pace, calories burned, lap

number, time, distance, average pace of each lap/split)

Countdown Timer Timer for interval measurement (up to five times settings)

Measuring unit: 1 second

Input range: 00’00” to 60’00” (1-second increments)

Others: Auto-repeat, 5-second countdown auto start, repeat (1 to 20 times)

Alarm 5 daily alarms
Other Functions Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents); Flight mode; Dual time (Home city time swapping); Hourly time signal; Low battery alert; Power Saving; Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; Button operation tone on/off
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
Battery Life Approx. 2 years on CR2025
Size of Case 51.3 × 48.9 × 16.6 mm
Total Weight Approx.61g

GBX-100NS

Construction Shock-resistant
Water Resistance 200 meters
Mobile Link Wireless linking using Bluetooth®
Training Function Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on accelerometer, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, target alert setting (time, calories burned) on/off, training display customization (elapsed time, distance, pace, lap time, lap distance, lap pace, average pace, speed, average speed, calories burned)
Training Data Up to 100 runs, up to 140 lap times per run

Elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned

Life Log Data Daily data display (step count), Monthly data display (running distance)
User Profile creation Yes
Moon data Moon age of the specific date, moon phase
Tide Graph Tide level for specific date and time
Sunrise and Sunset time display Sunrise time and sunset time for specific date, daylight pointers
World time 38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off,

auto summertime (DST) switching

*May be updated when connected to a smartphone

Stopwatch 1-second stopwatch

Measuring capacity: 99:59’59”

Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time

Countdown Timer Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)

Measuring unit: 1 second

Input range: 00’00” to 60’00” (1-second increments)

Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20)

Alarm 4 daily alarms with snooze
Other Functions LED backlight (Super illuminator): Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds),afterglow; Flight mode; Vibrator; Power Saving: Display goes blank to save power 3 hours per day; Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; Button operation tone on/off; Vibration on/off
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
Battery Life Approx. 2 years on CR2032
Size of Case 50.9 × 46.0 × 14.7 mm
Total Weight Approx.66g

* Information and pictures courtesy of Casio and Brand Cellar *

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