Casio releases new fitness focussed watch, G-SHOCK GBA900

Casio G-SHOCK GBA900

Casio announced the release of a new fitness focussed watch today. The new GBA900 from Casio is a functional and affordable fitness tracking smartwatch that is aimed to help you support an active lifestyle.

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Casio GBA900 Key Features

In terms of the key features, Casio’s G-SHOCK GBA900 comes with a 2-year battery life and is one of the few watches that offers 200 meters of water resistance.

The new watch also has shock resistance and has the familiar 1/100 sec stopwatch with Lap memory. The watch also supports a Countdown/Interval timer and the built-in 5 timer settings are handy.

The GBA900 also has a world time feature with details of 48 cities.

The newer G-SHOCK model is slimmer and has a large LCD display. 

The GBA900 can automatically track your daily movements and other data through Bluetooth® Connectivity and the G-SHOCK MOVE app. 

For runners, the watch records mileage, speed / pace, and calories burned.

Users who like to walk briskly can take advantage of the step tracker, a graph to display workout intensity, and an achievement graph to show progression towards individualized goals.

Pricing and Availability

The affordable G-SHOCK new model is priced at $130 and is available for pre-order starting today from the company’s site.

Casio watches this year

This is the second Casio watch to be introduced this week. Earlier this week, the company had announced the release of a steel-based G-SHOCK line of men’s watches; GSTB400-1A.

The slim steel based watch from Casio retails for $320 and is probably geared towards die-hard Casio fans who are looking for a stainless steel upscale look.

Neither of these watches however have any wellness or health monitoring functions.

The other anticipated watch from Casio is the rugged GSW-H1000. This new Casio watch will be the first one to feature wearOS and that is one of the reasons, people are excited about it. This watch is priced at a higher price point of $700 which is definitely on the expensive side when comparing with other wearOS based smartwatches.

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for wearOS. Not only will we have a G-SHOCK running wearOS but the new Samsung Galaxy watches to be released this year will also operate on wearOS.

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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