Casio to Release New G-SHOCK with Bold Face
for Urban Sports

Featuring Newly Developed Large 3D Hands;
Combining LCDs with a Retrograde Inset Dial to Provide a Variety of Information

August 10, 2016


Tokyo, August 10, 2016 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of a new addition to the G-SHOCK family of shock-resistant watches. The GA-500 features a new design based on the theme of urban sports.

With its bold round face and cross design, the new G-SHOCK GA-500 features robust cross-shaped parts and large 3D hands. The look evokes a bike tire or skateboard wheel. The high-impact hour, minute, and retrograde hands highlight the 3D design achieved with original Casio resin molding technology. The watch is exceptionally easy to read, with the layering of its eye-catching, cross-shaped design feature, retrograde inset dial, LCDs, dial, index, and 3D hands. A sporty three-dimensional face design has been achieved.

A slant shape has been adopted for all the side buttons, thereby reducing button contact with the wrist. In timekeeping mode, the large front button can be used to start the stopwatch with just one press. The new model is also equipped with a useful target time alarm function that can be used for setting goal notification during training, for example. The use of a dual-coil motor enables the GA-500 to feature a large inset retrograde dial at the six o'clock position that is easy to read. The combination of a retrograde hand with a lower LCD can provide a variety of information, including stopwatch status and mode selection.

The GA-500 is a sporty new G-SHOCK that delivers both good looks and functionality.

Black x Red




200-meter water resistance
World Time
31 time zones (48 cities and Coordinated Universal Time), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time city swapping
1/100 second; measuring capacity: 24 hours; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times; target time alarm, direct timing start from the timekeeping mode
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1/10 second; countdown range: 60 minutes (1 minute increments)
5 independent daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED light with afterglow:1.5/3.0 seconds; hand shift feature
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 3 years on CR2016
Size of Case
Approx. 57.6 × 48.9 × 17.1 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 75g