To some, the new Casio G-Shock Rangeman (ref. GPR-B1000-1 / 1B) line of adventure watches may look like a glorified steam engine trying to compete with sleek and glossy bullet trains.
The 2014 Casio G-Shock GravityMaster GPW 1000 delivers inside its defiantly oversized body an extremely small GPS receiver, a state of the art solar-powered quartz movement, as well as their signature Multi-Band 6 technology that allows the device to automatically receive standard time-calibration signal from atomic clocks. What else would you probably ask from this little monster? Make you breakfast?
Offered in plain and black ion-plated stainless steel, the new Casio G-Shock Metal-Twisted (MTG-S1000D-1AJF) not only offers their pretty solid Triple G Resist shock protection technology and lots of useful functions, but also packs them in an impressively designed, massive body that makes your normal “sporty” chronograph look like a real pussy near this rugged giant.
Although Casio’s positioning of the new G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 as a “survival” tool is a little bit too far-fetched, the gadget still deserves a certain degree of attention. Sporting a long list of useful functions that millions of fans are already familiar with, the Rangeman also sports their famous Triple Sensor system that makes it especially useful for hikers, forest tourists and, perhaps, even soldiers and other professionals who need a reliable and durable tactical watch.
As quietly as usual, the Japanese electronics manufacturer has updated the aviation-themed shock-resistant GA-1000 series. Their new Casio G-Shock GA-1000-2A features a sporty body, which is similar in its styling to that of the last year’s Casio G-SHOCK GW-A1000-1ADF Smart Access. However, this new “aviator” sports a lot more readable dial with analog and digital displays combined for (almost) perfect usability.
The solar-powered 2012 Casio G-SHOCK GW-A1000-1ADF features the same Smart Access technology that we have recently seen on an all-analog ProTrek PRX-7000T “aviator”. Using a revolutionary five-motor drive and an electronic crown switch, the system makes operating the gadget’s numerous functions as easy as it can possibly get without using a touch-based interface. And with its radio-controlled Multiband 6 system, this is also one of the most precise time measuring devices that money can potentially buy.
Casio has updated its DW6900 line of funky yet shock-proof electronic watches with the flashy G-Shock Mirror-Metallic DW6900NB Collection that comprises four new members each offered in outrageously bright colors of their rubber straps and outer shells crafted from the same material.
With its recycled paper packaging and the proprietary “Tough Solar” technology that allows the new Casio G-Shock Go Green GR7900EW-7 to work literally for years without the need to change its onboard battery, the electronic gadget looks like a nice choice for environmentally-conscious customers with a taste for an active lifestyle. Perhaps, the only thing that could probably scare them away is white rubberized plastic used for its outer case: it will get dirty in no time and will get only dirtier as the years are passing by.
The 2011 Casio G-Shock GDF 100 comes equipped with a two-in-one front-facing pressure and temperature sensor. Although its exterior styling is light years away from something that is usually associated with a ‘pilot’s watch’, it is (rather unsurprisingly, I would say) also way more usable for those who actually fly something more powerful than an office chair. People who prefer an active lifestyle will probably like one, too.
Casio has revealed its digital Men In Dark Purple (MIDP) GF-1000BP-1DR Frogman that will go on sale in April 2011. As huge as the national debt of the United States, the new device is designed with the kind of people in mind who prefer a Kawasaki Ninja to a Nissan Micra as the main means of transportation.
With the 2011 Casio G-Shock G-Aviation Ana-Digi (Ref. GW3500B-1A), the Japanese electronics maker has just updated its analog-digital quartz G-Aviation series with a new model that offers an even more contrasting color scheme, while delivering the same extensive list of functions.
The Japanese electronics giant and the NYC-based lifestyle brand have teamed together to introduce a co-branded Casio G-Shock X Alife G5500AL-1 model. With its styling reminiscent of the crazy 80s and a relatively low price, the new collaboration makes it tempting to grab for the credit card and make the purchase. Must. Resist. Now.
Casio has presented three more versions of their popular G-Shock Pathfinder range. Among enthusiasts, the Pathfinder is known for its rugged durability with functionality specifically designed for those spending their holidays not on a salty beach, but in forests and mountains. Available soon as refs. PAG240-1, PAG240B-2, and PAG240T-7, the three gadgets offer the same approach to an exterior design that seems to be inspired by their highly successful G-Shock line but are targeted at persons leading an even more active lifestyle.
With this Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF 1000-1, the iconic Frogman -the model that was created specifically for scuba diving- has received a major facelift. Of course, being a member of the G-Shock family, the update wasn’t limited to just looks like it is almost always the case with dressier Submariners and hundreds of wannabes. The main change is hidden behind the timekeeper’s resin-clad outer shell.
Coming in an easily recognizable sporty exterior and having its case treated with a scratch-resistant ion-plated ‘patina’, the Casio G-Shock GIEZ GS1300B-1A quartz chronograph is literally stuffed with advanced technology. Its main problem, perhaps, is the lack of its own identity, but that’s probably the whole idea behind the G-Shock line of extra-durable timekeepers: everybody must know at the first glance what he or she is dealing with.