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Watch Review: Casio GBD200 Entry-Level Bluetooth MiP G-Shock MOVE

“G-Shock MOVE” is presently the title of the sub-collection of Casio G-Shock watches with some sort of health monitoring or monitoring options. The G-Shock MOVE household advanced naturally from the truth that G-Shock is each dabbling (or absolutely submerged) within the activity-tracking smartwatch market, in addition to the truth that increasingly persons are exhibiting curiosity in utilizing their G-Shock watches for extra than simply time-telling performance. The present high of the G-Shock MOVE assortment is a completely G-Shock durability-compliant smartwatch often known as the G-Shock GSWH1000 (aBlogtoWatch overview right here). Subsequent is the hybrid G-Shock GBD-H1000 (aBlogtoWatch overview right here) which makes use of a high-contrast, low-energy-use MiP (reminiscence in pixel) display screen, and in addition features a heart-rate monitor along with Bluetooth connectivity. Much more entry-level but additionally with Bluetooth connectivity and a very good MIPS screens is that this reference GBD200 (GBD200-1) that’s new for this 12 months and has a really aggressive $150 USD value level.

You would possibly recall the Casio watch that instantly preceded the GBD200, the Casio G-Shock G-Lide GBX100 (aBlogtoWatch overview right here). The GBX100 is technically a part of the G-Shock MOVE household however is generally positioned as a water/browsing watch given its devoted tide chart indicator. With an identical profile and even lower cost, this Casio G-Shock MOVE GBD200 gives the identical worth however in a barely extra mainstream bundle that I feel lots of people will get pleasure from.

Whereas it’s common for customers of dearer Casio watches to want to select up the directions and study some new issues, at this value level, most G-Shock consumers are getting merchandise with options they’ve lengthy been acquainted with. With the GBD200, customers have yet one more expertise to get to know Casio’s new working system that goes with the brand new display screen system and Bluetooth connectivity expertise. The brand new system does require some studying and is clearly half of a bigger new consumer interface eco-system that Casio is utilizing these days.

The brand new working system gives numerous fascinating health options that grow to be accessible when you pair the watch along with your cellphone. The watch doesn’t have numerous inner sensors (apart from a step-counter accelerometer which remains to be on the newer facet for G-Shock), nevertheless it does pair along with your smartphone and makes use of issues comparable to GPS, which your cellphone can use. GPS mixed with different information permits the watch and associated G-Shock smartphone app to trace your health actions in a method that’s an fascinating and satisfying combination between a completely unbiased smartwatch (that requires day by day charging) and a basic G-Shock. One of many newer options that the watch working system has is interval timers. This permits the consumer to manually set a repeating sequence of particular countdown occasions which might be a key a part of many forms of fashionable exercises starting from Crossfit to boxing.

Your entire bundle is handsomely framed in a really wearable product that can be among the many thinner G-Shock watches Casio has engineered. Retaining all the sturdiness and 200-meter water resistance of different G-Shock watches, the GBD200 is simply 15mm-thick, 45.9mm-wide, and with a 49.4mm lug-to-lug distance. The horizontal strains on the facet of the case by way of the pushers truly act to visually make the GBD200 even thinner when on the wrist. Your entire timepiece and matching resin strap weigh simply 73 grams.

The newer MiP screens, Bluetooth connectivity, design, and reasonably priced value level make recent Casio watches just like the G-Shock MOVE GBD200 actually enticing to these looking for a extra participating exercise-tracking expertise however with a traditional-style G-Shock product. Casio nonetheless must design in some extra aptitude with the data display screen designs, however their high-contrast and ease-to-read-in-direct-sunlight MiP display screen dials actually are the longer term. Train fans on a price range or these simply wanting a easy approach to experiment with the most recent Casio G-Shock consumer interface expertise are going to benefit from the G-Shock MOVE GBD200-1 and household of watches. Worth is simply $150 USD. Study extra on the Casio web site.