G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-300: Connected step tracking with 2100-like octagonal bezel

G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-300

The G-Shock GA-2100 continues to influence new series outside the 2100 line, as Casio is launching the G-Shock G-SQUAD GBD-300 series in July with three colorways: the black GBD-300-1, white GBD-300-7, and yellow GBD-300-9. The GBD-300 is essentially a redesigned version of the step-counting and Bluetooth-connected GBD-200, featuring a 2100-inspired octagonal bezel combined with the high-contrast MIP LCD display. This series is the slimmest G-SQUAD (or MOVE in the U.S.) line yet, coming in at 0.1 millimeter thinner than the GBD-200 but weighing two more grams at 60 grams. The total dimensions are 48.9 (L) x 47.4 (W) x 14.9 (H) millimeters.

G-Shock GBD-300-1 Angle

The GBD-300 is a mid-range G-SQUAD fitness series that falls on the more affordable side compared to high-end models like the DW-H5600 and GBD-H2000. The running features include auto and manual lap measurement with auto pause, target notification alert settings (for time and calories burned), and training display customization. (Setting the target values, alert intervals for target alerts, and auto lap distance requires using Bluetooth and the G-Shock MOVE smartphone app.) The training log saves up to 100 runs with 140 lap records for each run (including measured time, distance, pace, and calories burned). The life log saves step tracking data for daily, weekly, and monthly viewing, along with calories burned data. Although it is not equipped with GPS, pairing and using the watch with the G-Shock MOVE app will allow it to adjust its accuracy with the phone’s GPS for future non-connected use.

G-Shock GBD-300 Running

The two curved band pieces near the case back are larger than those on the GBD-200 and are designed to slide to match the curvature of the soft urethane band. The band has a dotted texture on the underside to prevent slipping and sticking to the skin.

G-Shock GBD-300-1 Case Back

Other features include a programmable timer with five interval settings that are repeatable up to 20 times, a 1-second stopwatch with split, 4 daily alarms with snooze, and an auto LED backlight with 1.5 or 3-second duration. Bluetooth functions include auto time correction, simple time setting with 300-city world time and auto summer time (DST) switching, phone finder, training log management, training analysis results, and phone notifications (for calls, email, SNS, schedule, and others, with up to 10 saved on the watch). Like other series with the MIP LCD display, the GBD-300 has a vibration alert setting (portrayed below) that works with various functions. The watch runs on a CR2032 battery with an approximate runtime of two years.

G-Shock GBD-300 Phone Notifications with Vibration

In Japan, the GBD-300 series will launch on July 5, 2024, with the GBD-100-1JF, GBD-300-7JF, and GBD-300-9JF for 25,300 yen each (tax-included). Release information for other countries has not been announced yet. Based on current GBD-200 prices, it is expected to cost a little more than the GBD200 ($150) series in the U.S.

G-Shock GBD-300 Specifications at G-Central Specs Catalog

G-Shock GBD-300 Official Site at gshock.casio.com

G-Shock GBD-300-1:

G-Shock GBD-300-1

G-Shock GBD-300-7:

G-Shock GBD-300-7

G-Shock GBD-300-9:

G-Shock GBD-300-9

G-Central G-Shock Fan Site
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