Monday, July 16, 2012

Casio Riseman GW-9200 watch

Casio company looks like like the idea to merge Pathfinder features and G-Shock durability into one piece. As some knows, the first Casio Riseman model was released  in 1997 years, but wasn't refresed for some time. In 2005 Casio released the very similar model, which merge these two lines. And in late 2008 this Japan company decided to refresh idea and introduced Riseman series with the very competitable item. Because of that Casio GW-9200 review you going to see today.

Like a lot of Casio's new models, this one Riseman is also solar-powered and atomic clock sync.It has much more features, which all of these you can find in the list below.
  • Brand new multi-band atomic timekeeping. Casio’s atomic watches are multi-band nowaday, it means they calibrate with atomic clocks in Mainflingen (Germany), Rugby (England), Fort Collins (Colorado), Fukushima (Japan), and Fukuoka (also Japan). But the Riseman GW-9200 goes a step further by also calibrating with the 77.5 kHz atomic signal in China, making it the first 6-band atomic watch since 2008 years.
  • Solar powered.
  • Water-resistant to 200 meters, or about 650 feet.
  • Barometer pressure indicator and differential pointer (graph) with a range of 260 to 1,100 hectoPascals (millibars).
  • Altimeter with a range of -700 to 10,000 meters, altitude data storage, and altitude differential pointer (ascent/descent graph).
  • Thermometer with a range of -10°C to 60°C.
  • Stopwatch with a resolution of 1/100th of a second, and a maximum capacity of 24 hours.
  • World time with support for 33 cities.
  • Countdown timer with a maximum of 24 hours (a nice improvement over the Pathfinders).
  • 5 daily alarms and one snooze alarm.
  • Time transfer function which allows you to swap the primary time zone with a secondary time zone (simplifying frequent travel between two zones).
  • Electroluminescent backlight with automatic illumination feature (the ability to automatically illuminate the LCD by tilting the watch toward you).
  • Dimensions: 51mm x 48.8mm x 15.9mm, and 60.9g.
With the mountain-based athletes in mind, the G-Shock Riseman possesses a smooth back to reduce the gap between the timepiece and the wrist for the best and most comfotable fit, while the band configuration prevents sweat from gathering. Additionally, the dragon tag on the back of the watch case has been chosen as the Riseman's for its mythical ability to fly by manipulating the weather.

The best part is price. Released few years ago, now Casio G-Shock Riseman GW-9200 costs 45% less, just 145 dollars.