Casio G-Shock GBD-200 — The Thinnest Sport with Bluetooth

*GBD-200UU-9 – Updated May 2022 color!

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GBD-200 Model Range *may be updated


Quick Content Guide

  1. GBD-200 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  2. Japanese Unique Features in GBD-200 *the most distinctive features in details
  3. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  4. Official GBD-200 Video *only from Casio Company
  5. G-Shock GBD-200 Display Guide *for key functions only
  6. G-Shock GBD-200 on the wrist *only images and only on the wrist
  7. GBD-200 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  8. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  9. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  10. Other G-Shock GBD Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  11. Official GBD-200 Specs *all details and for base version GBD-200-2
  12. GBD-200 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  13. Recent News about GBD-200 *the latest breaking news and videos

About the Watch in Short. Say hello to some serious passion for sports with the G-SQUAD line of G-SHOCK watches. These models feature a square face design in colors chosen to calibrate with the most extreme workouts.
Get in on the thinnest G-SQUAD yet. Side slits in the bezel allow the color of the inner case to peek through, highlighting just how slim this watch is.
The light button is positioned on the case front for handy access to ensure an easy read during night workouts. Access your smartphone GPS via Bluetooth® for precision accelerometer measurement.
All the info you need is at your fingertips — distance, speed, and pace, as well as auto lap readings to keep track of running times for set distances. The display includes calories burned, a step tracker, interval timer, and lap timer to keep your daily exercise on track. Also use the app to check life logs and activity history from your watch.



Enjoy Japanese Unique Features in GBD-200!

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

Distance measurements. Step counting accomplished with an accelerometer and proprietary algorithm deliver highly accurate distance measurement. Distance adjustment is also possible using smartphone GPS. After adjustments are made, the watch can measure running distance more accurately, even without connecting to a smartphone.

Running measurements. Enables not only stopwatch measurements, but also distance, speed, pace, and calorie consumption measurements. The included Auto Lap feature automatically keeps track of times over a set distance, while Auto Pause suspends measurement when you are not in motion.

Step Tracker. Start walking and the motion-sensing accelerometer will count your steps automatically. Displays total daily steps as well as progress against targets.

Interval timer. The multi-timer can be set to up to five different time settings. With Auto-Repeat and Auto-Start functions, a useful feature for interval training.

Slim, compact design. The new structural design allows protrusions in the case to interlock with slits in the bezel. This achieves a more compact form than the predecessor GBD-100 model, plus a more comfortable fit when in active motion. The visual effect of the character line visible through the slits makes for a side design that further emphasizes the slimness of the watch.

Soft urethane band. A more comfortable fit is achieved with the softness of the material used. The wave-shaped form prevents the band from adhering to the skin. The lugs have ventilation parts to provide breathability. The soft urethane band improves fit and has plenty of band holes, allowing for precise length adjustments.

Memory in Pixel (MIP) LCD. High-definition, high-contrast display makes data easy to read. Customise which data points you want displayed for ease of use during training sessions.

Vibration function. Watch vibrations provide alerts for time elapsed, calories burned, and more during training, as well as telephone, email and social media notifications for a Bluetooth®-linked smartphone.

Super Illuminator. High-brightness LED lights up the LCD with high-intensity light, maintaining watch readability in the dark.



General Information

Price$230
*average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2021
Suitable for Wrist Size160 – 210 mm
Module Number3506 / 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 TypeCR2032 (G-Shock Batteries)
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Other Divisions the GBD-200 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Digital
G-Shock Bluetooth
G-Shock StepCount
G-Shock 2021

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Official GBD-200 Video


G-Shock GBD-200 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

Timekeeping Mode

You can use the TimekeepingMode to check the current time and date, and to view your daily step count, your running distance for a specific month, and other information. You can also use this mode to configure Home City, alarm, and other basic timekeeping settings.

Training Mode

Use this mode to measure and record distance, elapsed time, pace, and other running data.

Training Log Mode

Use this mode to view recorded training log data.

Notification Mode

The Notification Mode receives incoming call, mail, and SMS notifications and information.

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G-Shock GBD-200 on the wrist!


GBD-200 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
+ cool new tech

CONs
– no solar
– no heart rate monitor
– update the software for music control please

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What we like in GBD-200 *comments by experts with 10 years experience in writing about Casio watches
Sport Line for Running and other Cardio activities (good for working under tough conditions)
GPS accuracy correction (the watch doesn’t have its own GPS sensor, but you may use your phone GPS to make your route more acurate)
Running Data (pace, distance, calories)
Step Count (3-axis accelerometer detects body movements and measures step count and distance travelled)
G-SHOCK Move App (increase motivation by managing measurement data and training history with the app, which automatically creates training plans tailored to set targets)
MIP (Memory In Pixel) LCD (improves display readability of standard functions and allows to place more information)
200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)

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


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Official GBD-200 Specs / Features *for base version GBD-200-2

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • LED backlight (Super illuminator)
    Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
  • Mobile link (Automatic connection, wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Training Function
    Display of distance, speed, pace, and other calculated values based on accelerometer, auto/manual lap times, Auto Pause, target alert setting (time, altitude, calories burned) on/off, training display customization (elapsed time, distance, pace, lap time, lap distance lap pace, average pace, speed, average speed, calories burned)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 99:59’59”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • 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)
  • Vibrator
  • 4 daily alarms with snooze
  • Power Saving (Display goes blank to save power 3 hours everyday.)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Vibration on/off
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, am, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
  • Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2032
  • Size of case : 49.4×45.9×15mm
  • Total weight : 58g

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GBD-200 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches


GBD-200

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2021

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app), GPS Signal Reception

SmartWatch Features

G-SHOCK Move App

G-SHOCK MOVE App

G-SHOCK MOVE App

Optical sensor (for Heart Rate)

No

No

Wrist heart rate measurement (maximum measurement value: 220 bpm)

Step Count

Yes

Yes

Yes

GPS (for distance and speed monitor)

Smartphone GPS via Bluetooth

Smartphone GPS via Bluetooth

GPS Functionality (Acquires data of current location from GPS satellite, measures distance travelled, speed, pace, and other data. In addition to GPS, the watch acquires data from GLONASS and Michibiki (QZSS) satellite systems)

USB Charging

No

No

Yes (After about 2.5 hours of charging, training features can be used continuously for up to 14 hours)

Light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Alarm

4 daily alarms with snooze

4 daily alarms with snooze

4 daily alarms with snooze

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)

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)

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)

Stopwatch

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

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

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

Hourly Time Signal

No

No

No

World Time

38 time zones* (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching

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.

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

Altimeter

No

No

Yes

Barometer

No

No

Yes

Compass

No

No

Yes

Multi Timer

No

No

Yes

Thermometer

No

No

Yes

Vibration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin / Aluminum

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Battery

2 years on CR2032

2 years on CR2032

Solar powered

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

49.4×45.9×15

58.2×49.3×17

63×55×20.4


Full features (if you want to know more)

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Recent News about GBD-200 *on casiofanmag.com

  • The G-SQUAD BURNING RED “Hot Flame” series carries endless enthusiasm with a bright red body, with a black dial and a reverse LCD screen, delivering indelible strength on the wrist. GBD-200RD-4 & GBA-900RD-4 round one side, lock your burning adrenaline, refresh your sports performance! The post [G-Shock Sports] GBD-200RD-4 & GBA-900RD-4 — G-SQUAD […]
  • The “RED OUT” series with brand colors all over the body. The G-SQUAD GBD-200RD has performance that is useful for training such as running. Based on the analog digital combination GBA-900, the brand color red is worn to create a deep and matte texture. The post [G-Shock G-Squad] GBD-200RD-4 and GBA-900RD-4A In Red […]
  • Fangyuan is unique and has a tough style of its own. G-SQUAD’s new “VITAL ENERGY” series captures colorful colors and continues the trend of color sports with GBD-200SM & GBA-900SM.GBD-200SM-1A5 gathers three colors of gray, orange, and yellow, revealing fashion in a low-keymanner; GBD-200SM -1A6 The purple case and the black strap are […]

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