Casio G-Shock GBA-800 Watches

About the Watch in short. Cross-country G-Shock with a full range of opportunities for sports and a bias on a female audience. The female “essence” of the series is manifested in reduced dimensions compared to the GBA-800 [50.7 × 45.2 × 15.5 mm versus 54.1 × 48.6 × 15.5] and a dial with a focus on pink gold. The functional pride of the model is a three-axis pedometer sensor with the ability to track the level of daily activity. The watch is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, thereby simplifying the process of training and tracking sports performance. The advanced timer allows you to create up to 20 different combinations of 5 timers in each for interval training of any complexity. The stopwatch can store up to 200 laps and up to 10 indicators of the target lap time. Bright backlighting, a comfortable strap with a secure fit and running functionality – this watch is designed for active girls who support a sporty and healthy lifestyle.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GBA-800 *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GBA-800 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GBA-800 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GBA-800 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock GBA Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. Official GBA-800 Video *only from Casio Company
  10. G-Shock GBA-800 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  11. Official GBA-800 Specs *all details and for base version GBA-800-1A
  12. GBA-800 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  13. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

*some images are about G-Shock 5000/5600 cases, but the technology, approaches, concepts and philosophy remains the same for the whole G-Shock Model Range

Hollow case structure. Based on a realization that “shocks are not transmitted inside a bouncing rubber ball,” the structure was designed to let the module float inside the case, relieving shocks transmitted from outside. Today, the module’s shock resistance is realized through further technical innovations. But the revolutionary tough structure that gave G-SHOCK its origin began here.

All-directional covering. If the watch is dropped, the protruding bezel fully enclosing it absorbs the shock, protecting the buttons directly connected to the module and alleviating shocks from all directions. The bezel also guards the surface of the crystal. The band is curved stiffly at the point of connection with the case, moreover, enabling it to serve as a shock absorber and prevent direct shocks to the back of the case.

Protective cushioning of key parts. The crystal oscillator and other critical parts inside the module are guarded individually by cushioning material. Any strong shock to the watch causes immediate distortion of the cushioning inside the module, preventing contact failure and malfunction.

Japan Quality. Constructed with genuine quality, CASIO products provide truly practicable applications in which functionality and beauty combine. The leading-edge LSI technologies and skilled craftsmanship that give life to CASIO watches exemplify the quality Japan boasts in the world marketplace.
For CASIO, “faith in manufacturing” refers to an inexorable advancement of digital technologies and an uncompromising commitment to fine craftsmanship. This faith engenders unparalleled performance that not only elevates CASIO watches as close as possible to perfection, but that actually changes their wearers’ lifestyles.

G-Shock Connected App. This is the basic application for connecting and communicating with a Bluetooth(R) v4.0 enabled CASIO watch.
Pairing your watch with a smartphone enables use of a variety of different Mobile Link functions that greatly enhance the smartphone experience.
The G-SHOCK Connected app also simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen.



General Information

Price120$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2018
Module Number5554 / Manual
Model RangeG-SQUAD (A new sports line that supports your active life by managing your daily exercise using your watch and smartphone. All watches are equipped with health and fitness support functions, include a 3-axis accelerometer that keeps track of step count, a Multi-Timer that lets you create up to 20 timer combinations of five timers each, memory for up to 200 lap records, and with the help of the phone app, a calorie-use counter. Ideal for interval training for running, gym activities and other sports.)
Battery TypeCR2016 (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the GBA-800 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Ana-Digi
G-Shock StepCount
G-Shock Bluetooth

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GBA-800 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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

PROs
+ step counter
+ bluetooth
+ useful and easy to use app
+ very minimalistic
+ thin band

CONs
– dark numbers and minute marks
– not accurate step tracking
– the complain is about the back wings. They always catch the hair

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

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ very accurate. Bluetooth (via phone app)
+ Smart Features via G-Shock Connected App
+ double LED light
+ Step Count

CONs
– only 2 years battery
– not so small 54.1×48.6×15.5mm

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GBA-800 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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GBA-800 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock GBA-800 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GBA-800 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— G-SHOCK Connected App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— Stopwatch with Target Time alarm (lap/split display switching, up to 10 Target Times, 200 lap time records)
— Interval timer with up to five time settings (Auto repeat up to 20 times, skip, auto start, alert sound)
— Step count (A built-in 3-axis acceleration sensor begins counting steps the moment you start to walk.)

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Other G-Shock GBA Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases


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Official GBA-800 Video

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

G-SHOCK, the watch brand that is always finding ways to blend diverse world culture into fashionable street scene timepieces, announces new GBA-800 urban sports themed models for athleisure wear.
The watch itself and its Bluetooth® communication capabilities are designed and engineered to make sports activities even more fun. Linking with the G-SHOCK Connected phone app provides access to a number of functions to support your workouts. Daily health and fitness support functions include a 3-axis accelerometer that keeps track of your step count, a Countdown-Timer that lets you create up to 20 timer combinations of five timers each, memory for up to 200 lap records, and more.
While linked with the G-SHOCK Connected phone app, you can configure settings for a step count log with five exercise intensity levels, calorie calculations, and step targets.


G-Shock GBA-800 on the wrist!

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Official GBA-800 Specs / Features *for base version GBA-800-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Neobrite
  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
  • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Step count using a 3-axis acceleration sensor: 0 to 999,999 step count display range
    Step Goal Progress Display (step count goal setting range: 1,000 to 50,000, 1,000-step increments)
    Step Count Graph: Hourly step count for the past 11 hours on a 6-level graph
    Step indicator
    Power Saving: Auto sensor sleep state entry after fixed period of non-activity
  • Dual time (Home time swapping)
  • 1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity:
    00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes)
    1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring unit:
    1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
    1 second (after 60 minutes)
    Recorded data: Up to 200 records (measurement start month, date, lap/split times)
    Target Time alarm up to 10 Target Time settings
  • Countdown 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), auto-start
  • Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents.)
  • 5 daily alarms
  • Hourly time signal
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 20 seconds))
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2016
  • Size of case : 54.1×48.6×15.5mm
  • Total weight : 61g

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GBA-800 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


GBA-800

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

2018

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

G-Shock Connected App (simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen)

G-Shock Connected App (simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen)

Optical sensor (for Heart Rate)

No

No

Step Count

Yes

Yes

GPS (for distance and speed monitor)

No

No

USB Charging

No

No

Light

Neobrite (hands and hour markers) Double LED light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms

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), auto-start

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), auto-start

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity:
00'00''00~59'59''99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit:
1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Recorded data: Up to 200 records (measurement start month, date, lap/split times)
Target Time alarm up to 10 Target Time settings

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity:
00'00''00~59'59''99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit:
1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Recorded data: Up to 200 records (measurement start month, date, lap/split times)
Target Time alarm up to 10 Target Time settings

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

World Time

for approximately 300 cities

for approximately 300 cities

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR2016

3 years on CR2025

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

54.1×48.6×15.5

54.1×48.6×15.5


Full features (if you want to know more)

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GBA-800 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 GBA-800 (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.

starting from 120$ on eBay →
starting from 24$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GBA-800 

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You ask, we answer…

What does G-SHOCK Connected App in GBA-800 do?

You may manage all watch settings through your phone.

What is Mobile link in GBA-800?

Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R) (for time sync with your phone data).

What does Stopwatch with Target Time alarm in GBA-800 do?

Lap/split display switching, up to 10 Target Times, 200 lap time records.

What does Step count in GBA-800 mean?

A built-in 3-axis acceleration sensor that begins counting steps the moment you start to walk.


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