G-Shock GLS-8900 2-ER Unboxing

With winter quickly approaching and the temperatures rapidly dropping what a better time to get a new G-Shock, and a winter G-Shock at that!

The G-Shock GLS-8900 Low Temp Editions were brought out just in time for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, (the funky colour range at least was refreshed.)  These are branded as Low Temp and claim to function to -20 degrees celsius.  Hopefully we don’t experience that this winter but if we do at least the watch should keep on ticking.

A full colour range to suit every pallet was released, with black, blue, pink and a yellow.  Myself, not having a blue G-Shock decided on the blue.  It was only when I received it I noted that the blue is actually flecked, you can’t see in the photos that there is almost a metallic fleck throughout the strap, and in my opinion it looks really smart.

Finally, this is a big G, not GX-56 big but as you can see from the comparison photos with my GA-1000 and from the photos of the watch on my wrist this is a good sized G!

Some of the Stats and Specifications from the Casio Web Site :

Here are the new additions to the G-LIDE Series lineup of watches that are the timepieces of choice for top extreme sports athletes the world over.
The main feature of these models is low temperature resistance (−20˚C/−4˚F), which make them the perfect choice for snowboarders, back country skiers, and others who seek their adventure in extreme cold.
These models are based on the big case 8900 Series, and come with auto LED light illumination for easy reading under harsh race conditions. Available in a choice of colors.

Mineral Glass
Shock Resistant
200-meter water resistance
Case / bezel material: Resin / Aluminum
Resin Band
Low temperature resistant (–20°C/–4°F)
LED backlight (Super Illuminator)
Auto light switch, selectable illumination duration, afterglow
World time
29 time zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
1/100-second stopwatch (ST1)
Measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Other: Auto-start
1/100-second stopwatch (ST2)
Measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
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, progress beeper
5 multi-function alarms (1 snooze alarm)
Hourly time signal
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
12/24-hour format
Button operation tone on/off
Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2016
Size of case: 55.1 × 52.5 × 16.3 mm


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I am a road race loving, adventure motorcyclist, with a huge bit of techie built in.  I am currently trying out a bit of photography.

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