Casio G-Shock GA700-1B Watch Review
The Casio G-Shock GA700-1B is just one model in a substantial line of highly durable analog digital watches. Not only does it enable the buyer to enhance their overall training and easily keep track of their time, even while traveling, but it also provides a highly durable yet eye-catching design that’s able to blend in seamlessly with a number of different environments.
This watch accurately displays the date and time with both its analog and digital displays. It features a resin casing, bezel, and wrist band, as well as a mineral glass lens, for increased durability even in rugged environments. Buyers are also extremely appreciative of its water and shock resistance, as well as its ability to transition easily into different time zones.
-Wide range of color options
-Bold, eye-catching style
-Difficult for some to read
-Can be hard to set up
Even while not exercising, this watch’s five alarms can still be incredibly useful for the buyer’s day-to-day living. And traveling is also simplified thanks to its inclusion of 31 time zones, which the buyer can easily switch between no matter where they’re heading off to.
In addition, this model’s ability to stay water resistant in depths of up to 200 meters makes it suitable for almost all water-based sports or marine professions. According to its listings, however, it’s not intended to be used while diving.
It also features a five-button configuration all along the perimeter of its casing, and each one is clearly labeled with its designated function. While LED Illumination is also included for easier use in low-light environments, several buyers have complained that it’s not as bright and easy to read as they would have hoped.
As mentioned before, this watch also includes up to 31 world time zones for easy transitioning whenever the buyer is traveling. And its ability to stay water and shock resistant means it will last the buyer for years, even while they constantly partake in rugged activities.
Still, given all of its measurements, it’s obvious that this particular watch was not designed for those who have smaller wrists. Its casing is over two inches in diameter and the entire device weighs just under 2.5 oz, meaning that some buyers would find this watch too cumbersome for frequent use.
Buyers also appreciate the fact that, unlike several other watches that are currently on the market, this model comes with a decent amount of color options for them to choose from. While black seems to be the most popular version, it’s also available in various shades and combinations of blue, red, grey, and white. Special black/gold or black/rose gold options can also be found at certain retailers for those who want theirs to look a little more sophisticated.
This watch is also water resistant in depths of up to 200 meters, so it buyers can safely and easily use it during water sports or marine-based activities. As stated before, the only thing that it can’t be used for is diving.
Most significantly, listings and reviews state that this watch is highly shock resistant. This means that if it’s accidentally dropped, all of its inner mechanics will be able to avoid damage. This also means that there will be no costly repairs or having to worry about replacements.
Its combination of analog and digital formats allows buyers to better keep track of time and the current date. Five labeled buttons are fixed around the perimeter of the face for control of the timer/stopwatch and to switch modes, and LED illumination is included so the wearer can easily read the watch while in low-light environments.
While there are no online listings that show exactly how long this watch’s band is, it can still be assumed that it’s a men’s standard length. This means that it would be around nine inches long and could most comfortably fit up to an eight-inch wrist.
With other resin bands, there has generally been a complaint that its overall shape and inability to adapt to the buyer’s individual wrist leads to a very uncomfortable wear. Although this may be the case with some who have worn this model, most seem to be quite satisfied with this watch’s overall fit.
Although women of certain sizes can easily and comfortably wear this watch, it’s clear that this one was designed to be worn by men. In general, this would not be an ideal model at all for those who have small wrists. However, those particular buyers would be happy to know that Casio G-Shock makes other watches that are better designed for them.
Ease of use
Furthermore, it should be noted that most reviewers don’t seem to have many issues with this watch. So it’s unclear whether or not these negative responses come from those who aren’t used to this particular set-up. And the fact that it doesn’t have to consistently be updated or charged is still considered a major plus for this model.
While some buyers may be intimidated at the thought of having to replace the battery, they can at least rest assured that it won’t be something they’ll have to do frequently. Furthermore, instructions are readily provided along with the watch for when that time finally comes. Video tutorials can also be readily found online for those who need a proper demonstration.
Considering its versatile wear, features that assist both travel and day-to-day living, and extremely high levels of durability, it’s clear that buyers find this watch to be more than worth its price tag. And the fact that its battery can last as long as five years before being replaced means an even greater bang for their buck.
-Resin Casing, Bezel, and Band
-Five Daily Alarms
-Analog-Digital display type
-World Time: 31 Time Zones
-Stopwatch and Countdown timer
-Water resistant in up to 200 meters
-Five-Year Battery Life
Of course, this watch's display may prove to be hard to read, or even hard to set up, for some. And those who are more active may still want the extra features found on a smartwatch. Yet for those who either travel frequently or always partake in rugged activities, this watch proves to be the perfect everyday tool.