Last year, Casio presented to the world a super tough fitness tracker/smartwatch, the G-Squad GBD-H1000 aka Move GBDH1000 and it changes everything. The world’s most famous super-tough timepiece no longer just tell time; it tracks fitness and shows you incoming notifications. But it is huge and kinda pricey too.
Fast forward to 2021, Casio revealed yet another Move model, this time in a significantly more compact – thanks to the origin square case design, and costing less than half of what the first model commands.
The latest to join the G-Shock Move lineup of fitness watches are two GBD200 models. Well, technically, it is just one model with two colors – black and neon green… Anyhoo… outfitted with a step tracker, accelerometer, and Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity, the GBD200 leverage the smartphone’s GPS to track your workout.
Via the G-Shock Move app, it can log the distance ran, speed, pace, and calorie burn. Additionally, the new model features an Auto lap feature, interval timers, a front button LED light with Auto feature for easy illumination during night training.
Beyond the fitness tracking functions, the Casio G-Shock Move GBD200-1/9 Fitness Watch boasts G-Shock renowned shock and water resistance (up to 200M), a High Contrast MIP (memory-in-pixel) display, vibration alert notification, 4 alarms, 100-hour stopwatch, interval timer, world time, 12/24-hour time formats, and 2-year battery life.
The slim case design of the fitness watch is paired with a soft urethane band with an appropriate amount of holes for breathability.
Casio G-Shock Move GBD200-1/9 is available now for US$150. However, sacrifices have to be made for a more affordable price tag and these sacrifices include the lack of push notifications and heart rate monitoring.