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G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100 with MIP LCD, Step Counter, Tide, Vibe

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

Update: Many users reported inaccuracies with the tide graph function on the GBX-100. On November 12, 2020, Casio stated that the problem was fixed with the latest version (1.10.0) of the G-SHOCK MOVE app.

The GBX-100 series is now officially listed as a May 2020 release in Asia and a June 2020 release in Japan. Clearing up some uncertainty from before, the watch has a 1-second increment stopwatch and not 1/100-second as mistakenly stated earlier on the casio-watches.com page. The watch has a 3-axis accelerator for step counting, which allows it to measure distance, speed, and pace, as well as to calculate calories burned. Unlike other G-Shock watches with tide graphs, the GBX-100 displays the actual height (in centimeters or feet) of the high and low tides.

The watch works with the new G-Shock MOVE smartphone app like the GBD-H1000 and GBD-100. According to the instructions, the watch is also capable of displaying smartphone notifications, including incoming and missed calls, email, SNS (social networking services), schedule, and “other.” The GBX-100 also has vibration alerts.

The instruction manual is now available at support.casio.com. See the full specifications listed below.

Update: G-Shock U.S. is releasing the GBX100-1, GBX100-2, and GBX100-7 in mid-June 2020, with a list price of $160 each.

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-1

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-1

GBX100-1 on Amazon GBX100-1 at Reeds GBX-100-1 on eBay

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-2

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-2

GBX100-2 on Amazon GBX100-2 at Reeds GBX-100-2 on eBay

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-7

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100-7

GBX100-7 on Amazon GBX100-7 at Reeds GBX-100-7 on eBay

G-Shock G-LIDE GBX-100 Specifications:

Resin case with stainless steel bezel
Shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance
Mineral glass
Auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator) with 1.5 or 3 second afterglow
Bluetooth mobile link
Training Function: Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on accelerometer, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, target alert setting (time, calories burned) on/off, training display customization
Training Data: Up to 100 runs, up to 140 lap times per run (elapsed time, distance, pace, calories burned)
Life Log Data: Daily data display (step count), Monthly data display (running distance)
User profile creation
Flight mode
Moon data (moon age of the specific date, moon phase)
Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
Sunrise/sunset time
World time
1-second stopwatch (99:59’59” max, with elapsed time, split time)
Countdown timer (interval timer with up to five time settings, 1-second units, duration 00’00” to 60’00”, auto-repeat settable from 1 to 20)
Vibrator for vibration alerts, vibration on/off
4 daily alarms with snooze
Power saving
Full auto-calendar
12/24 hour format
Button sound on/off
Approximate battery life: 2 years on CR2032
Size: 50.9 x 46 x 14.7 mm
Weight: 66 grams

Visit casio-intl.com for the complete specifications.

Second Post: 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 smartphone app. The GBX-100 also has training measurement functions like the G-SQUAD models, including distance, speed, pace, lap, and pitch. Other fitness features include a preset calorie use alarm, training log, and life log. The watch also has a soft urethane band.

A GBX-100 product page at casio-watches.com lists “Step Tracker” as a feature, which makes sense considering the fitness measurement functions.

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.

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 is scheduled for a May 2020 release, with a list price of 24,200 JPY each (tax included). (Update: The release date has been delayed.)

G-SHOCK G-LIDE GBX-100

Photos via kakakumag.com, twitter.com/CASIOJapan

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J
J
1 year ago

Give me that with Multiband 6 and solar!

Archangel
Archangel
1 year ago
Reply to  J

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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.

Paweł Przybylski
Paweł Przybylski
1 year ago

I think it will be look great on frogman

KonekoNyah
KonekoNyah
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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.

Cesar
Cesar
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

George
George
1 year ago

Unfortunately the pace function can’t be accurate enough based on the accelerometer I guess..

ARCADI
ARCADI
1 year ago

HEYY, such a nice watch!! Shut up and take my money!!! hahaha

Im glad Casio go with this screens with MIP technology. Awesome design. One question. Do you think it will have thermometer and barometer such as the GBD-100?????

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

It’s too bad about the 1-second stopwatch on the GBX-100. I think every other Casio I own has a 1/100 (or 1/1000 second — overkill) stopwatch. Even 1/10 second would be far better than 1 second for timing short events.

Looking at the manual, I noticed it only has a 60-minute countdown timer, rather than the more-standard 24-hour CDT. Sometimes I need a 2-3 hour CDT. One can use the auto repeat feature to get more time, but that’s not as convenient.

Also, I noticed the moon phase graphic can’t be set for the southern hemisphere. The 10-year-old GW-9110 and GWX-5600 can do this. Somebody missed the boat on this feature.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

According to someone who tried it, the watch automatically flips the moon phase graphic to the correct orientation for Southern Hemisphere locations.

arcadi
arcadi
1 year ago

and what about the notifications? can u read the whatsapp or email notification?? or just know that u have them?

Mark Ormerod
Mark Ormerod
1 year ago

Stick tough solar on this and take my money!

Not really keen on a non solar model though.