To be clear, the G-Shock G-Lide lineup is not new. It’s been around for a bit now, giving information on moonphases and tides that surfers want to know, so they can head out at the right time. What’s new this time around – aside from the case colors available – is that this is a new, more-compact version.

The original G-Shock G-Lide came in at a case size of 46.7 × 43.2 × 12.7 mm, while this new version is 45.7 × 40.5 × 11.9 mm. Not a radically drastic shrink, but still one that should make the watch a better fit for smaller wrists. For some reason, G-Shock has this listed as a women’s model, but that’s artificially limiting. We think it’s a good fit for anyone who just wants a more compact – but still very capable – watch on their wrist, whatever their reason may be.

They’ve also made the bezel and band from an eco-friendly plastic that we’ve seen showing up more within the G-Shock lineup. The colors they’ve used here are pretty sharp, giving a pop of color without needing to overburden your eyes, and they’ve got a new flash alert (that we’ve not seen before) that flashes the LED when alerts go off. If you want to pick one up, they’re going for $99 in blue, orange, or white (the charcoal version is not available in the States). casio.com

Tech Specs from G-Shock

  • Case size (L× W× H): 45.7 × 40.5 × 11.9 mm
  • Weight: 41 g
  • Case / bezel material: Bio-based resin
  • Band: Bio-based resin band
  • Construction: Shock Resistant
  • Water resistance: 200-meter water resistance
  • Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR1616
  • Glass: Mineral Glass
  • Compatible band size: 145 to 200 mm
  • Features
    • World time
      • World time
      • 29 time zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    • Moon data: Moon data (moon age of the specific date, moon phase graph)
    • Tide graph: Tide graph (tide level for specific date and time)
    • Stopwatch
      • 1/100-second stopwatch
      • Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
      • Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
      • Other: 5-second countdown auto start
    • Timer
      • 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)
      • Others: Auto-repeat, time up alarm, progress beeper on/off
    • Alarm/hourly time signal
      • 3 multi-function alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
      • Hourly time signal
    • Flash alert feature
      • Flash alert (LED indicator)
      • Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer time up alarm, countdown timer progress beeper, and stopwatch auto start
    • Light
      • LED backlight (Super Illuminator)
      • Selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
    • Light color:White
    • Calendar: Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    • Mute feature: Button operation tone on/off
    • AccuracyAccuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    • Other features
      • 12/24-hour format
      • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day

By Patrick Kansa

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