G-Shock steps up the pace with its Training Timer fitness tracking collection

Casio G-Shock is combining its edgy youth appeal with fitness tracking functionality in its Training Timer series.

The GBA800 men’s collection rides the athleisure fashion trend with watches in 48mm cases equipped with a 3-axis acceleration sensor that keeps track of step counts. They also 20 timer combinations with up to 5 timers each, and 200 lap memory for personalizing fitness programs.

Using an algorithm developed by Casio, the G-Shock Connected smartphone app displays a graph that breaks down daily steps taken in each of five metabolic equivalent (MET) levels, from data based on the step count and walking pace.

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The app also displays exact location and time of day the wearer’s calories were burned, while measuring MET levels, making it useful for interval training.

The collection debuts in black, white, lime green, navy blue, teal and grey models.

They go on sale in March priced at $120.

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