G-Shock is the watch brand that is always finding new ways to incorporate world culture icons into exciting and innovative designs. These new models are based on the theme that sneakers are very much a part of today's fashion. Blue, purple, and white base colors are contrasted by accent colors that nod to modern designs found on today's sneakers. Sneaker coloring is used for the front button, second hand, and face brand logo, as well as the overall color. The base model is the new mid size GA-800 that combines a rugged design in a compact configuration. The GA-800 is an analog-digital combination timepiece that features an independently driven second hand and styling that allows enhanced readability.
The GA-800 also has the distinction of being the most affordable analog-digital G-Shock that has three analog hands including a second hand. Most of the affordable analog-digital G-Shock watches only have two hands for the hour and minute with second data showing on an LCD sub-display. Until now the three-handed analog design was reserved for the more premium G-Shock models. This makes the GA-800 a good choice for someone who wants a more traditional analog watch that isn’t extra-large.
Another distinguishing feature useful to athletes is the one-press elapsed time measurement activation from timekeeping mode and a lap memory with 120 records.
Other features include G-Shock’s usual shock resistance and 200-meter water resistance, auto double LED light with afterglow, stopwatch (1/100 second for the first 60 minutes, 1 second after 60 minutes, up to 23:59’59), countdown timer (100 minutes), 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, hand shift feature, 12/24 hour format, and estimated 3-year battery life.
- Flexible resin band, digital face display and buckle closure.
- Shock-resistant design.
- Water resistant up to 200 meters.
- Analog and digital display.