My review on G-Shock GBD 200

The GBD-200 is a true hybrid smartwatch that goes easy on the tech and overboard with durability, which combined with a slim case, a comfortable strap, and no battery to charge makes it ideal for all-day, everyday wear.

Casio has added fitness tracking and full Bluetooth connectivity to several watches already. Both the older GBD-100 and more recent GBD-H1000 G Shock watches include the functionality, but the design of both means they鈥檙e not ideally suited to all-day, everyday wear. It鈥檚 a problem because smartwatches, whether they are hybrid or full touchscreen watches, offer most of their benefits when you wear them throughout the day.

The new operating system offers a lot of interesting fitness features that become available once you pair the watch with your phone. The watch doesn鈥檛 have a lot of internal sensors (aside from a step-counter accelerometer which is still on the newer side for G-Shock), but it does pair with your smartphone and makes use of things such as GPS, which your phone can use. GPS combined with other data allows the watch and related G-Shock smartphone app to track your fitness activities in a way that is an interesting and satisfying mixture between a fully independent smartwatch (that requires daily charging) and a classic G-Shock. One of the newer features that the watch operating system has is interval timers. This allows the user to manually set a repeating series of specific countdown times that are a key part of many types of modern workouts ranging from Crossfit to boxing.

My review on G-Shock GBD 200

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  • Comfortable wearing
  • Super durable
  • Zero maintenance
  • New MiP display is good indirect sunlight
  • Easy to use Mobile application
  • Lack of some notification features
  • Bluetooth connect drains battery
  • Some additional running features are missing

Great review. I have it too and like it very much. One thing I find anoying is the reset of the stop watch. Takes forever...

Otherwise a great watch

oliver.k

Great review. I have it too and like it very much. One thing I find anoying is the reset of the stop watch. Takes forever...

Otherwise a great watch

Thank you so much for kind words @oliver.k yet to use the stop watch feature 馃槄

Awesome review indeed still wondering if should pick up one or not decisions decisions, enjoy!!

RichardSport

Awesome review indeed still wondering if should pick up one or not decisions decisions, enjoy!!

In my opinion @RichardSport if you are using fitness watch, then this is awesome replacement and if you are a G-shock or Casio fan it's a no brainer 馃榿馃 can't wait to see you buy one 馃

I've already purchased 2

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RichardSport

Awesome review indeed still wondering if should pick up one or not decisions decisions, enjoy!!

And thank you for the kind words 鈽猴笍馃檹 it's my first review. Glad that you like it 馃槉

Nice write up for a great watch. I have the "Stormtrooper" version and find it to be a great summer watch. I have to admit, I got bored of the Bluetooth functions after a couple of weeks and switched them off.

Yonder

Nice write up for a great watch. I have the "Stormtrooper" version and find it to be a great summer watch. I have to admit, I got bored of the Bluetooth functions after a couple of weeks and switched them off.

Absolutely on point @Yonder buddy. Thank you for the kind words 馃檹鈽猴笍 . I've mentioned the Bluetooth issue in regards of battery but not the perticular one you mentioned.

Dev9000

In my opinion @RichardSport if you are using fitness watch, then this is awesome replacement and if you are a G-shock or Casio fan it's a no brainer 馃榿馃 can't wait to see you buy one 馃

I've already purchased 2

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I don鈥檛 know if the GBD-H1000 counts it鈥檚 really the reason why I was on the fence to pick up a GDB-200. It caugh my eyes because of the classic G-Square look and I love the G-Squares but with the H1000 in hand it made me think twice on picking one up, cheers!

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Dev9000

And thank you for the kind words 鈽猴笍馃檹 it's my first review. Glad that you like it 馃槉

For a first review an absolutely great job imo 馃憦馃従

RichardSport

I don鈥檛 know if the GBD-H1000 counts it鈥檚 really the reason why I was on the fence to pick up a GDB-200. It caugh my eyes because of the classic G-Square look and I love the G-Squares but with the H1000 in hand it made me think twice on picking one up, cheers!

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You have the daddy of GBD 200 馃榿馃憤