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G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100 with MIP LCD and Bluetooth

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100: GBX-100-1 GBX-100-2 GBX-100-7

Update 1: The GBX-100 has a stainless steel bezel with a hairline and top honing treatment, and the rest of the case is resin.

The watch measures 50.9 x 46.0 x 14.7 millimeters and weighs 66 grams, which is somewhere between the size of a DW-5600 (48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4) and GX-56 (55.5 × 53.6 × 17.5), but lighter than the GX-56’s 88 grams.

Tide information is available for 3,300 locations through the G-Shock Connected smartphone app. The GBX-100 also has training measurement functions like the G-SQUAD models, including distance, speed, pace, lap, and pitch. (There is no mention of a step-counting accelerometer or GPS, so presumably some of these functions will need to rely on a connected smartphone’s GPS.) Other fitness features include a preset calorie use alarm, training log, and life log. The front button is described as the “center” button. The watch also has a soft urethane band.

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100

Source: news.mynavi.jp

Original Post:

In recent years, Bluetooth connectivity was a rising technology in G-Shock watches that is now a common feature in many models. In a few years, we might be saying the same thing about the memory in pixel (MIP) LCD displays on such models as the Rangeman GPR-B1000, G-SQUAD models GBD-H1000 and GBD-100, and now, the G-LIDE GBX-100.

Revealed at Casio’s Spring & Summer New Product Exhibition, the GBX-100 is a surfing-oriented watch with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, high/low tide times, tide levels, and sunrise/sunset times, along with the traditional tide graph and moon age display.

Unlike the round displays of the previous MIP LCD models, the GBX-100 has an octagonal shape that is squarish in appearance. The watch also appears to have a metal bezel and a front button.

The watch also has vibration alerts, which is labeled as “Vibe Alarm” on the face. It’s not yet known if this watch will offer smartphone notifications like the GBD-H1000 and GBD-100.

The debut models include the black GBX-100-1, blue GBX-100-2, and black and white GBX-100-7. In Japan, the GBX-100-1JF, G-LIDE GBX-100-2JF, and G-LIDE GBX-100-7JF will be released in May 2020 with a list price of 24,200 JPY each (tax included).

G-SHOCK G-LIDE GBX-100

Photos via kakakumag.com, twitter.com/CASIOJapan

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J
J

Give me that with Multiband 6 and solar!

Archangel
Archangel

Yes tough solar and maybe an option to reverse the display would make this a must for the collection
Or even better this module with tough solar in a GMW-5000 body!!!!
Insta buy!!!

Louis
Louis

I guess the 80s were calling Casio and wanted their LCD screens back. I’d to see more watches updated to the new MIP LCD, definitely a step in the right direction.

Yupi
Yupi

Good but not great news . Good because Casio starts to listen to their customers and begins to improve LCD in G-Shocks. Not great because they should have started offering such displays at least 5 years ago. I was planning to buy GMW-5000 next month but I will hold my horses now and wait a little for MIP LCD in the metal body. Maybe it won’t take them to long to present us such a watch.

Ronald F.D. Beintema
Ronald F.D. Beintema

The letters and numbers are looking awesome since they have done this for the Rangeman GPR-B1000….very good step forward!

Paweł Przybylski
Paweł Przybylski

I think it will be look great on frogman

KonekoNyah
KonekoNyah

A new online article for GBX-100 has been published.
The bezel is composed of a combination of resin and metal. Using SS (stainless steel) with hairline treatment and honing treatment on the top part, it balances strength and texture.
In addition, the center button is located at 6 o’clock, and the usability unique to G-SHOCK and the comfort of wearing a soft urethane band are considered.
(https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20200304-casio2020spring1/)

Joaquin Leal
Joaquin Leal

Yesterday while updating some clients info, took a dive in the WIPO trademarks database. There’s a USPTO application for G-LIDE with smart watch features.

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Cesar
Cesar

The display is a very welcome feature, looks nice and very easy to read. Am I wrong to guess that Casio will be ditching the EL backlight in favor of LEDs on this one? It would be cool to have that greenish blue colored LEDs to light the display. It can be on my wishlist as long as I don’t rely on my smartphone all the time to use those extra functions.

Dylan
Dylan

What exactly is the MIP LCD? Is the legibility better than a STN display?