Casio G-Shock GAX-100 Watches

If you are a fan of surfing and an active lifestyle, then the GAX-100 will become your indispensable assistant. A model from the G-Lide division [in this case, the summer version], which means there is everything for water sports here – an ebb / flow tide sensor in the form of additional. a window, displaying the phases of the moon at every point on the globe, and even a thermometer to measure air temperature. Thanks to the large hands and hour markers, you can see the time from any angle. The case shape is borrowed from models from the GA series, but this is their only similarity – the design of the GAX dial is absolutely unique. The case is stable in the influence of magnetic fields, well, the standard digital capabilities by itself – a stopwatch, timer, world clock and alarms.

Important Information

  • Price — 105$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
  • Year of first Release —  2016
  • Module Number — 5485 / Manual
  • Model Range — G-LIDE (Extreme Sports Line with Tide Graph, Moon Data, high tide and low tide times, and sunrise and sunset times. Designed and specifically made for the surfing market. Surfers like G-LIDE for unique surfing functions and for good water resistance.)
  • Other Divisions the GAX-100 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the link
  • Battery Type — SR927W × 2 (G-Shock Batteries)

Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ easy to read and operate
+ comfortable
+ functional
+ accurate timekeeping
+ great price

CONs
– digital parts low readability
– difficult setup

Feedback from Experts *based on comparison info with similar watches by price, model range, etc.

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ affordable price
+ 5 daily alarms
+ Magnetic Resistance
+ thermometer

CONs
– no Radio-controlled feature
– 3 years battery
– no Step Tracker
– no Sunrise Sunset
– no Vibration
– not so small 55×51.2×16.9mm


GAX-100 Model Range *may be updated


The most distinctive specs of GAX-100 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— ISO 764 class magnetic resistant (A magnetic-resistant plate is mounted on the module. The plate prevents magnetic fields from interfering with proper movement of the hands in daily use)
— Thermometer (can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C)
— Moon data (moon age of the specific date)
— Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)


Official GAX-100 Video

Official Marketing Focus from Casio

G-SHOCK G-LIDE has long been a favorite choice among the world’s top surfers and street sports athletes, and these new additions for 2016 promise to maintain that tradition.
The new GAX-100 combination model provides the best of both analog and digital formats. Large hour markers, hour hand, and minute hand contribute to easy reading. The arrow shaped minute hand and the contrasting color of the analog hands provide at-a-glance readings even while paddling or waiting the next wave. Surfing-oriented functions include Tide Graph, Moon Data, and temperature measurement. Just about everything about this watch is designed to support activities on the summer seas. An analog Tide Graph feature provides an intuitive readout of current time conditions when you need it.

Official GAX-100 Specs / Features *for base version GAX-100B-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Magnetic Resistant
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • LED light
    Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow
  • Thermometer
    Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
    Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
  • World time
    31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
  • Moon data (moon age of the specific date, moon phase graph)
  • Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 3 years on SR927W × 2
  • Size of case : 55×51.2×16.9mm
  • Total weight : 69g

GAX-100 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GWX-5700

GAX-100

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

2016

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

G-SHOCK Move App

No

No

Light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

EL backlight (with fully automatic EL light, afterglow function, afterglow time switching (1.5 seconds / 3 seconds))

LED light

Alarm

4 daily alarms with snooze

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Timer

Timer for interval measurement (up to five time settings)
Measuring unit: 1 second
Input range: 00'00" to 60'00" (1-second increments)
Others: Auto-repeat (number of repeats settable from 1 to 20)

2 timers - 5 sec. - 100 minutes.

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)

Stopwatch

1-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 99:59'59''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time

1/100 second stopwatch (60 minute total with split)

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

No

No

Yes

World Time

38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching
*May be updated when connected to a smartphone.

Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world

31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping

Magnetic Resistance

No

No

Yes

Step Tracker

Yes

No

No

Sunrise Sunset

Yes

No

No

Thermometer

No

No

Yes

Vibration

Yes

No

No

Case / bezel material

 Resin / stainless steel

Resin

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Battery

2 years on CR2032

Solar Powered CTL1616

3 years on SR927W

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

50.9×46×14.7

48.9x45.4x14.2

55×51.2×16.9


Full features (if you want to know more)

GWX-5700 Wiki


GAX-100 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for GAX-100 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

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Recent News about GAX-100 

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You ask, we answer…

What does 200-meter water resistance in GAX-100 mean?

The watch is good for swimming but not for deep diving.

What does Thermometer in GAX-100 do?

It can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C.

What does ISO 764 class magnetic resistant in GAX-100 mean?

A magnetic-resistant plate is mounted on the module. The plate prevents magnetic fields from interfering with proper movement of the hands in daily use.

What is Tide graph in GAX-100?

It’s tide level for specific date and time.

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