Following on from the analog G-Shock GBA-800 Casio have released a digital variant, the GBD-800, of their fitness tracking, step counting, bluetooth tough watch.
Press Release :
The following press release is taken from GShock.com :
DOVER, NEW JERSEY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 – Today, Casio G-SHOCK unveils the latest additions to the Men’s Power Trainer Series with the release of the GBD800. Available in two color ways of black with red accents (GBD800-1) and black with neon green accents (GBD800-8), the models are compatible with the G-SHOCK Connected app and include new technical features such as a re-designed full digital display and phone finder function through Bluetooth Mobile Link.
The models come on the heels of the analog-digital GBA800, which was released earlier this year in partnership with U.S. Olympian and G-SHOCK brand ambassador Louie Vito. Geared towards athletes and active individuals, the GBD800 features a step tracker function that breaks down daily steps taken in five metabolic equivalent levels (MET) – all of which are displayed in a graph via the G-SHOCK Connected app.
The watch also boasts a work-out timer with up to five intervals and an updated digital display of three different rows to easily track fitness progress. Toggling between modes, the top display showcases a step graph and lap number, while the mid display showcases time and the bottom display showcases the total number of laps and steps.
Other key features include a built-in stopwatch with 200-record memory, an auto super illuminator LED light, target alarm and auto time update capabilities. Each model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance and shock resistance
5 daily alarms
1/100th stopwatch and countdown timer
The GBD800-1 and GBD800-8 will retail at $99 and will be available for purchase beginning in October 2018 at G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and
Europeans are even more lucky – the basics of the press release remains the same but we get much broader colour ways with some pretty awesome options in there over the US’ black and green and black and red.
With this case I expand my Mous.co collection. This time with the Mous Limitless 2.0 Leather iPhone X Case.
If you are a follower of this blog you will know that this is not my first mous.co case. You will also know that I am a fan of their gear. If you don’t you can read my review of the carbon fibre case and a few of the accessories here :
Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Limitless iPhone X Leather Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.
Rather than just regurgitate what I have already written about the Mous.co Carbon Fibre case please take a few moments and have a quick read of it.
The first comment I made in that review was about a missed shipping date and how this is only to be expected with cloud funding – glitches happen etc etc. That point is no longer relevant. We are now no longer in the cloud funding world, we are now buying off a well established business. Shipping time was a couple of days and as you would now expect I had the case within the week.
Seiko recently announced three new limited edition “Black Series” Prospex dive watches, which were released in the first quarter of 2018.
These three Prospex watches take existing vintage designs and redo them in a modern and popular black scheme – a design idea that is unlikely to fail.
Aggressive, legible, and handsome, the black dials, tan hour markers, and white & orange hands (done in Seiko’s Lumibrite) keep from messing up the original aesthetic of the pieces.
Seiko state that the Black Series watches are inspired by night diving and are designed to achieve maximum legibility.
With a reported (but unnumbered) sole batch of 300, these limited editions are sure to be much sought after by any Seiko collector.Some have reported a mere 30 items were initially made available to the UK – that however I can not confirm.
Casio G-Shock GBA-800 Unboxing and Initial Review (GBA-800-9AER)
At CES 2018, Casio introduced two new G-Shock watches to its ever growing collection of tough timepieces. Known as the GBA-800 and GPR-B1000, both devices connect to the G-Shock Connected app to help track different metrics and information.
The relevant watch to this review is from G-Shock’s new G-Squad series, the GBA-800 — a hybrid fitness watch that you can adds a little bit of fitness tech to G-Shock’s already iconic style. It comes in six different colour models – and of course the poster child for the series is the almost day-glo yellow (or is it green) model.
Using a built-in accelerometer the watch measures your daily steps along with your walking or running pace, the amount of steps you’ve taken will be displayed on the watch, both as a figure and a graphic.
So to wet your appetite here are a few of the promo shots released for the watch…
The Colt by Breitling expresses its youthful, dynamic and winning spirit in a brand-new model dedicated to thrill-seekers, with an avant-garde case in Breitlight® and an ultra-technical black look. Code name: Skyracer, like that of the plane flying under Breitling colors in the fabulous Red Bull Air Race.
Whilst at the Isle of Man TT Races in 2016 I called into the Roadskin pop-up store in Douglas and picked myself up a couple of bits of kit, namely a pair of their jeans and one of these hoodies. The hoody at the time was on special offer at £99 including the armour – a saving of £30.
I had fancied such an item for quite some time. Something lighter than the usual motorcycle jacket, something a bit more casual for when you are off the bike and something that still offered some protection. The problem was the hoodies that I had seen seemed to offer two out of my three requirements, the one that seemed to be always missed was the protection – probably the only one that actually matters!
I am a fan of a nice pen, with it being mightier than the sword and such, it is always worth writing with a nice pen.
I was lucky enough to receive a Brietling Pen for Christmas 2015 and as much as I have tried I have been able to find out very little information about it.
What I do know is that it is rare and probably originated from a Breitling Authorised Dealer. What I also know is that it is a quality writing instrument, well made, even more well finished and like all things Breitling, supremely cool!
The finish is a hard plastic, each of the letters moves, it feels tough and sturdy – however the important things with a pen are grip and writing quality. The pen is comfortable, and the ink smooth, although the original refill is a little wet, meaning depending on how you hold the pen, or if you are left handed it may cause smudging. This is easily sorted however as the pen takes a standard Parker Style refill. IT’s a great pen. For me though it is more of a collector’s piece. With the box tucked safely away in storage and the pen in a quality leather sheath, I am happy to say I own one of these rare items, and frequently keep an eye out for another – just to have as a daily user!
Everyone loves a nice watch. Let’s admit it. Every time you walk past a jewellers that sells watches you will always have a look in the window and their will always be a watch or a brand that catches your eye.
For me that brand is Breitling. They are big and bold, with a modern, and if you look back over history, a reasonably timeless design. There are a few examples to that rule of course, for example the Breitling Emergency II with yellow dial. Coming in past the £12,000 mark this watch comes with the added piece of mind that if you get into a bit of bother any where on this planet the GPS tracking on the watch with dispatch rescuers to you, hopefully saving the day and you…
That is not the watch I bought – however it is so damn cool! If you are reading this, enjoying it and thinking, ‘that guy needs one of these’ I’ll be all to happy to accept!