Technology
Technology
BLUETOOTH
  • incoming-music-control-logo Music Control
    Control your phone from the watch music-control

    You can assign play, pause, skip forward, skip back, volume control and other functions to watch buttons for remote control of your phone's music player from your watch. The title of the currently playing track is shown on the watch's display.

    * Supported G-SHOCK Models: GB-6900B/GB-X6900B.
  • incoming-watch-setting-logo Watch Settings
    Control the watch from your phone watch-settings

    You can configure World Time City, alarm time, timer and other watch settings from your phone. Operation is quick and simple, and settings are immediately sent to the watch.

    * Supported G-SHOCK Models: GB-6900B/GB-X6900B.
GPS HYBRID WAVE CEPTOR

GPS satellite radio wave reception + Terrestrial radio wave reception

Two mutually complementary systems, GPS satellite signal reception and terrestrial (Multi Band 6) time-calibration signal reception, are mounted in a shock-resistant structure. Prompt analysis of current time and Daylight Saving Time data enables GRAVITYMASTER to display of the correct time all the time, anywhere in the world.

CONCEPT & BIRTH

G-Shock is the ultimate tough watch. It was born from a developer's dream of "creating a watch that never breaks." Guided by a "Triple 10" development concept, the design teams sought a watch with 10-meter free-fall endurance, 10-bar water resistance and a 10-year battery life.

At a time when it was commonly believed that watches were breakable items, G-Shock's development represented a challenge to common sense. The number of experimental prototypes built for endurance testing reached over 200. And the structural development and parts improvement took approximately two years. After a long, hard process of trial and error, G-Shock was finally launched. A shock resistant structure that overturned conventional thinking about watches was realized through breakthrough thinking, including the ideas of a hollow-structured case, all-directional protective covering and the use of cushioning material to protect critical parts.

These were the fruits of technological development that insisted on "toughness" and a revolution in watch design. Since launched, G-Shock has continued to evolve for 25 long years, carrying on the toughness of spirit and uncompromising passion that led its developers to persist in their unshakable belief.

DESIGN + STRUCTURE

Design

Blueprint Case design offering protection against free-fall shocks
A prominent bezel configuration was adopted to prevent the buttons and glass from contacting flat surfaces, thus protecting them from shocks when falling at any angle. This design concept stressing protection from shocks is basic to every G-Shock case design, and the same protective structure is employed not only for our urethane cases, but also for our mm teal cases and analog watch cases.

Urethane band that acts as a shock absorber
The band actually acts as a shock absorber itself, protecting against shocks from behind. We have established strict standards for the combination ratio of urethane resin employed. Neither too soft nor too hard, the superb specified combination realizes an ideal balance between shock resistance and comfortable wear-ability.

Band Design Shock-resistant metal band that prevents drop shocks
This band is constructed of scratch-resistant pieces. Damage from shock is prevented, even if the watch is dropped, by a structure that defends against shocks by employing wide intervals at the connection points between the band pieces, and adopting a flexible, 150-degree range of band movement.



Structure

Structure Design Born from the breakthrough idea of a hollow structure
The case employs a hollow structure in which the module is "floated" to protect it from shocks. A full urethane bezel provides all-directional enclosure to prevent direct shocks from striking the glass and buttons. And cushioning material provides extra protection for the key parts such as the crystal oscillator inside the module. These and other shock-resistant technologies, exclusive to G-Shock, are spread generously throughout the body and the module interior to raise toughness to the highest levels.

Hollow-structure case
If we tried to absorb shocks simply by encasing the module with urethane resin or other such materials, the case would grow to immense proportions.

G-Shock realizes high shock resistance by supporting the module inside the case at just a few points, thus creating a situation as if the module were floating in air.

Blueprint All-directional covering
Direct shocks to the buttons and the glass surface are prevented by a protective urethane-resin bezel design. Shock resistance has been ensured by inserting cushioning material between the bezel and case in metal models with lower shock-absorption capabilities.

Protection of important parts with cushioning material The crystal oscillator and other important parts inside the module are individually protected with cushioning material. This prevents contact failures and improper operation due to distortions that could otherwise occur inside the module if the watch experience a sudden strong impact.

SOLAR POWERED

Non-Stop
A solar panel converts even weak illumination from fluorescent lighting into electric power. A rechargeable battery with a large power storage capacity supports stable operation of various functions with high electricity consumption. You never have to worry about the battery running down because it's a solar battery.

Solar Powered
Casio watches with solar technology, receive thermal and electrical energy that recharges the watch batteries through solar panels on the face of the watch.

ATOMIC TIMEKEEPING

Self Adjusting
Receives time calibration signals and corrects the time automatically. Casio watches with G-Shock technology receive radio waves carrying American Standard Time data transmitted from Fort Collins, Colorado. It then corrects the time automatically for one of four U.S. cities you pre-select depending on your time zone and displays the time wherever you go from coast to coast!

Multiband 6: 1,875 Miles
Compatibility with all six transmission stations worldwide: Multi Band 6 is the worlds first radio-controlled system built to receive time calibration signals from six transmission stations: two in Japan and one each in North America, the United Kingdom and Germany, plus the new station in China.

A miniaturized, shock-resistant, high-sensitivity amorphous antenna with a large-capacity, power-saving LSI controlling 6-station radio wave reception.

TRIPLE G RESIST

Shock Resistant Structure
CASIO’ proprietary G-SHOCK structure absorbs and repels strong shocks and vibrations. This core G-SHOCK technology continues its perpetual evolution.

Multiband 6: 1,875 Miles
Knobby protective forms are adopted for the case and bezel design. These projections guard the watch against impacts such as dropping shocks from any direction. They prevent damage by easing shocks to the buttons, which are connected directly with the module, as well to the glass surface and case back.

Vibration Resistant Structure
Highly detailed calculations based on the weight of each hand are conducted to achieve an optimal balance and assure stable hand movement, even under pressure from powerful vibrations.

Gravity Resistant Structure
The G-SHOCK Gravity Defier’s centrifugal gravity resistance specifications significantly surpass 15G, the maximum level required of cockpit instruments by the continuous acceleration test standards for aircraft equipment (ISO 2669). Tests show that the 1/100-second stopwatch and other functions operate normally under conditions such as air racing with strong gravitational forces.

SMART ACCESS

Smart Access
This proprietary CASIO system for analogue movements combines multiple motors with an electronic crown structure for joint operation of various functions. It responds to pilots' requirements for both multi-functionality and operability.

Electronic crown structure
Simple operation of the electronic crown structure makes actions such as World Time city selection and alarm setting even easier. A quick-lock function that facilitates easy locking or release with a 60 degree click rotation is installed to prevent mistaken operation due to shocks or other events.

HISTORY

Developing a legend
With the launch of its first watch in 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market. In developing its own wristwatch, Casio began with the basic question, "What is a wristwatch?" Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month - not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due to the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the worlds first digital watch with an automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.

Durability
In 1983, Casio launched the shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. This product shattered the notion that a watch is a fragile piece of jewelry that needs to be handled with care, and was the result of Casio engineers taking on the challenge of creating the world's toughest watch. Using a triple protection design for the parts, module, and case, the G-SHOCK offered a radical new type of watch that was unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Its practicality was immediately recognized, and its unique look, which embodied its functionality, became widely popular, resulting in explosive sales in the early 1990s. The G-SHOCK soon adopted various new sensors, solar-powered radio controlled technology, and new materials for even better durability. By always employing the latest technology, and continuing to transcend conventional thinking about the watch, the G-SHOCK brand has become Casio's flagship timepiece product.

Shock Resistant Videos

Water Test

Water Test

Water Test
DROP TEST

DROP TEST

DROP TEST
PISTON TEST

PISTON TEST

PISTON TEST
HAMMER TEST

HAMMER TEST

HAMMER TEST
VIBRATION TEST

VIBRATION TEST

VIBRATION TEST
ICE TEST

ICE TEST

ICE TEST

Triple G Resist

SHOCK RESIST

SHOCK RESIST

SHOCK RESIST
CENTRIFUGAL GRAVITY-RESIST

CENTRIFUGAL GRAVITY-RESIST

CENTRIFUGAL GRAVITY-RESIST
VIBRATION RESIST

VIBRATION RESIST

VIBRATION RESIST

Features

Smart Access

Smart Access

This proprietary CASIO system for analogue movements conbines multiple motors with an electronic crown structure for joint operation of various functions.

5 Motor

5 Motor

Developed in pursuit of even greate durability, this innovative reinforced structure is highly resistant to dropping shocks, centrifugal gravity and vibrations.

Oversized Crown

Oversized Crown

The oversized crown switch with its lock/unlock markings in G-Shock's symbolic red colouring accentuates toughness.

Notification

  • incoming-call-alert-logo

    Incoming Call Alert Make sure you don' t miss any more important calls.

    You are alerted of incoming calls by a watch tone and/or vibration.
    Even if your phone is in your pocket or bag, you are alerted when something comes in, which helps make sure you never miss an important call.

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    * With an iPhone, caller information is not displayed.
  • incoming-mail-alert-logo

    Incoming Mail Alert Instant notification of incoming mail

    The watch lets you know when incoming mail is received. This is great for people who need to know as soon as messages are received.

    incoming-mail-alert
    * A Phone requires registration of a mail account with the special G-SHOCK+ app.
  • social-media-alert-logo

    Facebook/Twitter/Weibo Alert Enhance your Facebook, Twitter, and Weibo SNS experiences every more!

    The watch performs an alert operation whenever a new Facebook friend request, message, or notification, a new Twitter @ tweet or timeline update, or new Weibo @Me Weibo content is received by the phone. This creates a new way to keep in touch with incoming information and further enhance your social networking experiences.

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    * Weibo is not supported by GALAXY S4. * Alerts sent to the watch may overlap when Facebook and Twitter mail alerts occur at the same time.
  • calendar-alert-logo

    Calendar Alert Keep on top of your important appointments.

    When the event notification date and time for a particular calendar event setting in the phone is reached, the watch will beep and/or vibrate to alert you. A great way to manage your appointments.

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  • reminder-alert-logo

    Reminder Alert Reminder Memo Alert.

    The watch beeps or vibrates to alert you to the content of an iPhone reminder. In addition to a date and time, you can also specify a location as the alert trigger.

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    * Supported by iPhone only.
  • FIND OUT MORE

GPS satellite radio wave reception

Prompt display of the correct time worldwide


  • Reception of current location positioning and time data from GPS satellites
  • Time zone determination through automatic analysis of positioning information
  • Determination of the current location’s Daylight Saving Time status and automatic display of the correct time

Original GPS algorithm

Map data dividing the entire globe into a grid comprising 500 m units is prepared based on the positioning information obtained and used to identify the watch’s current location with higher precision. Rapid setting of locational time differences is enabled, moreover, by grouping and analyzing areas that share the same time zone and Daylight Saving Time.

GPS Satellite / Terrestrial Radio Wave Reception Multi Band 6

Terrestrial radio wave reception (Multi Band 6)

Reception of time-calibration signals and display of the correct time, even inside buildings in densely built-up districts


  • Time-calibration signal reception in Japan (2 transmission stations), North America, the UK, Germany and China
  • Radio wave reception inside buildings*
    *In the vicinity of windows and other locations with good reception
  • Energy-efficient reception available

Multi Band 6

Time-calibration signal reception from 6 transmission stations worldwide. Automatic time correction realized in Japan, North America, Europe and China.

Shock-resistant miniature antenna

A shock-resistant miniature antenna constructed of an amorphous material achieves high-sensitivity reception of time information carried by standard time radio wave. Tough enough for use during vigorous activities, it also realizes stable, reliable radio wave reception from all the world’s six transmission stations

1-push display of the precise time in every area around the globe

Access the correct time more quickly and more reliably wherever you go.
Even outside standard time radio wave reception areas, GPS time data is used to display the time in your current location quickly and accurately.

One-press operation
One-press operation

Hold down button at 4 o'clock.
(5 seconds)
Positioning Data Received
Positioning data received from 3 or more GPS satellites is analyzed (within 30 seconds to 2 minutes) to determine the time zone and Daylight Saving Time status, and the time in the current location is promptly displayed.
Subsequent automatic reception
Tower

Inside terrestrial radio wave reception areas

Time-calibration signals are received and the time corrected.
When time-calibration signal reception is not possible, time data is received from GPS satellites (within 7 seconds to 1 minute).

Satellite

Outside terrestrial radio wave reception areas

Time data is received from GPS satellites and the time corrected (within 7 seconds to 1 minute).

  • 1983 / DW-5000C

    1983

    DW-5000C

    First G-Shock Model
  • 1989 / AW-500

    1989

    AW-500

    Analogue/Digital model realising a shock resistant structure
  • 1992 / DW-5900

    1992

    DW-5900

    1st Strong resin digital G-Shock
  • 1993 / DW-6300

    1993

    DW-6300

    First genuine diver's G-Shock meeting with 200m water resistance
  • 1994 / DW-001

    1994

    DW-001

    First model based on the new capsule tough concept
  • 1995 / DW-8400

    1995

    DW-8400

    Model with dust/mud-resistant specs
  • 1996 / DW-5600E

    1996

    DW-5600E

    1st EL Back light 5600
  • 1997 / DW-9100

    1997

    DW-9100BJ

    Model with auto light switch and twin sensors
  • 1999 / GC-2000

    1999

    MT-G GC-2000

    Advanced design combining metal with resin
  • 2001 / GW-200

    2001

    GW-200

    Model equipped with a solar panel that generates power from sun light
  • 2002 / GW-300

    2002

    GW-300

    1st Tough solar battery & radio controlled watch
  • 2005 / AWG-500

    2005

    AWG-500

    Analogue watch with tough solar & Radio Controlled timing
  • 2006 / GW-9000

    2006

    GW-9000

    1st Mudman from Master of G
  • 2007 / MRG-8000

    2007

    MRG-8000

    1st resin & titanium combination watch with dlc coating
  • 2008 / GW-9200

    2008

    GW-9200

    1st Multi-Band 6 radio controlled, altimeter/barometer & temperature sensor equipped model
  • 2009 / GWF-1000

    2009

    GWF-1000

    1st Multi-Band 6 Radio controlled & tough solar battery Frogman from Master of G
  • 2010/GW- 3000

    2010

    GW-3000

    1st Gravitational Force resistant watch (15G)
  • 2011 / MTG-1200

    2011

    MTG-1200

    1st Full Analog, Multi-Band 6 radio controlled & tough solar battery G-Shock
  • 2012 / GB-6900

    2012

    GB-6900

    Bluetooth Equipped
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