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Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

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Overview

Pros

  1. Light weight
  2. Water resistance
  3. Mineral glass
  4. Resin made strap
  5. Endless functions
  6. Multiple time zones
  7. Excellent battery life

Cons

  1. Hands overlapping
  2. Wrongly positioned LED lights

I am a huge fan of wrist watches and most of my money goes into watches. Last month, I purchased Casio G-Shock GA-500 and after a month, I am ready with a review.

What I really Liked About Casio G-Shock GA-500

Packing

It’s a shock. Awesome packing. Inside a card box, it was nicely packed in a black aluminum made extra shiny box.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Inside the box, you will find your G-Shock 500 watch, nicely wrapped around a sponge cushion. In addition, you will find an instruction manual and a nicely printed international warranty card.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Looking at the quality and finishing of its box, you can judge the seriousness of G-Shock guys for their brand.

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The instruction manual was more likely a chemistry school book; scared me a bit. If you are a first time G-Shock user, you are going to have a hard time with the functions of G-Shock watches.

The Stylish Look of G-Shock GA 500 

The first impression of the watch was – it looks like GA-700. If you give it a casual look, you won’t be able to spot much difference between the exterior of GA-500 and GA-700. However, after looking at it closely, you will be able to see the differences.

Unique Buttons

GA-500’s dial and buttons are different. Though most of the functions are same, but the way they are operated is different.

I really liked the semi circle shaped button on this watch. On the right, you will find light and search button.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

To turn the light on (1.5 seconds to 3.0 seconds) you need to hard press light button. Pressing search button will give access to a 31 different time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time) list of nearly other countries and their respective times.

On the left, you will find the mode and adjust button.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

These buttons are going to be your main buttons because most of the G-Shock GA 500 functions are under these two buttons.

Resin made case and strap

The case and strap of the watch is made of resin. In case, you don’t know, resin is very good in terms of durability and chemical reactions. The rubber strap is awesome and is much better than usual rubber straps.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Strap and ventilation

You don’t feel any pressure on your wrist while wearing GA-500. The holes on the strap are fairly large and the purpose served by these holes is ventilation.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

These holes keep the air circulation stable and reduce the overall weight of GA 500. This is the reason, you won’t feel any stress or pressure, even after wearing this watch for hours.

Scratch Resistant Glass

Not many of you know that the glass used for GA-500 watch is a mineral glass.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Mineral glass is an ordinary tempered glass made of silica that is more scratch resistant.

Alarms, Calendar

G-Shock GA 500 comes with 4 alarms and one snooze. So, you are free to set four different alarms. In addition, there is a very nice full auto-calendar (to the year 2099).

Water resistance

This model is water resistant up to 20 bars mean 200 meters. So, no problem wearing it near water.

Battery 

This is a battery operated watch and battery life is pretty decent;. Up to 3 years (as claimed by the manufacturer).

Stylish

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Above all, this watch looks very stylish and if you wear casuals, then this watch is an undeniable addition to your personality.

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Things I Disliked About Casio G-Shock GA-500

Overlapping Display

The first turn-off for me – hands overlapping digital display.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

If you are in need of a digital display (suppose you are using a stop watch), you won’t be able to see it clearly, if hands are positioned on the digital display. Though you can adjust these, yet it is a turn-off.

Too much technicalities

This is a watch only for tech-savvy people. If you are not a G-Shock user, you will need a lot of time to understand the functions. The worst part is, there are no online tutorials available.

Illumination is not good

I didn’t like the way LED lights are positioned in this watch.

Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed
Casio G-Shock GA-500 – Used And Reviewed

Instead of providing ease, the wrongly positioned LED lights are making it hard to read the data in dark conditions. The LCD is almost untouched by the led lights.

Being a G-Shock user, playing with its function was not at all tough for me. Casio G-shock GA-500 looks quite thick and futuristic. My overall experience with this G-Shock GA500 is awesome.

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