The new Casio G-Shock GBA-800 comes with step-tracking functions and estimated calorie burn. Is that enough to help you hit your fitness goals?
Fitness trackers do not make the best fashion statements. So would it not be great if there was a trendy G-Shock watch that also functions as a step tracker?
Well, now there is. The new Casio G-Shock GBA-800, available in six colours ranging from all-white (version tested) to yellow/black, looks like a typical G-Shock watch with its hybrid analogue and digital display format.
There are the usual hour and minute hands. But a monochrome main display takes up the bottom half of the watch face, while a small circular display – the status indicator – is located at the two o’clock position.
Two buttons are sited on each side of the watch case. A dedicated front button activates the watch’s LED lights. Holding down this front button for three seconds will enable the automatic light function. Once enabled, the LED lights will turn on whenever you tilt the watch to look at it – it is pretty neat.
And being a G-Shock watch, the GBA-800 is shock-resistant and water-resistant to a depth of 200m. The watch feels sturdy while the silicone watch band feels secure and comfortable.
Inside the GBA-800 is a three-axis accelerometer that tracks the number of steps taken by the wearer. To look at the steps recorded currently, press the bottom right button to toggle the main display to the steps panel.