on June 15, 2011
I got this watch because many people I work with (EMT's, Police, Fire) have this brand. I got the color because it was bright and matched my uniform. When I got it I was thrilled! It was brightly colored, held up during 911 calls, I can wear it in the water and not worry about damage, and I loved the little animals that popped up when you hit the light button! But after 6 months the color turned from bright aqua blue to an ugly brownish color. The watch itself was great, I've bashed it on numerous occations and objects and not a stratch! But the disgusting moldy brown color gets worse over time. I would not buy this watch again.
on July 7, 2010
I purchased this watch for its 24-hour display ability. I had read many reveiws and am happy to report I am confident in my purchase. Over the many years, I have owned many sports watches, some extremely expensive...This should have been around then! It's an amzing bargain for the price, and functions very well. As is typical in most technical handbook/programs, this one is not extremely detailed, BUT, it is so easy to use and by following the main instructions, use of it comes easily.
on January 20, 2011
THIS IS MY FOURTH BABY G....AND IT'S BY FAR, THE BEST. BAND IS VERY CLEAR, NOT CLOUDY LIKE THE OTHERS. STAYS NEW LOOKING MUCH LONGER. I'VE HAD IT FOR OVER 2 MONTHS AND STILL LOVE IT LIKE THE DAY I GOT IT. COLOR IS SOFT ENOUGH THAT IT GOES WITH ALL MY CLOTHING, BUT STILL A PRETTY LILAC. THE BACK LIGHTING IS BEAUTIFUL AND HAS THREE DIFFERNT DANCING ANIMALS WHEN YOU ACTIVATE THE NIGHT LIGHT. THE PRICE WAS UNBELIEVABLE!!! NEVER SAW ONE THIS CHEAP, USUALLY AT SAMS AND COSTCO THEY ARE AT LEAST $100! WOULD BUY AGAIN? ...ABSOLUTELY!
on May 22, 2011
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
I've never been a girly-girl, and rarely wear jewelry or watches, but I gave this watch a shot, and I love it. I've owned it for 3 months now. This watch is fun. It makes me FEEL fun. It's also cute, and looks good with just about any clothes you might wear. I went out to an upscale restaurant this weekend and even wore it with my party dress.
Others have mentioned the little animals on the watch. It's true, at the :30 second mark the day (MON, TUE, etc.) changes to an animated animal - puppy, fish, etc. You'll probably care about this for as long as I did, but it's there if you ever need to entertain a kid for a short while.
The watch alarm is fairly quiet, so unless you're an extremely light sleeper, you probably won't want to rely on this to wake you up. But it can be used as a 'reminder' alarm. I use mine as a "You've got 10 minutes to get your butt out the door or you'll be late!" reminder.
The watch is large without being overpowering; I have medium-sized wrists, and have plenty of holes to go larger or smaller. There are small horizontal face protectors along the top and bottom of the watch face which help keep the face scratch free. The blue watch isn't as vivid as the photo, but it's still a nice light blue. I've done camping, hiking, landscaping and lots of exercising with this watch on, and it still looks as good as the day I got it.
I'd forgotten how useful a simple watch was; I'm a recovering "check-my-cell-phone-for-the-time-every-10-minutes" person (which usually meant 15 seconds fumbling for my phone, 5 seconds checking my phone's time, then 5 minutes being distracted by all the wonderful things I can check on my phone BESIDES the time). I recommend this watch for its durability, price, usefulness, as well as its cute (without being too cute) and fun factor.
UPDATE September 2012
Well, I've had this watch for about a year and a half now. It's still on my wrist almost every moment of every day. My only issue with it is the blue color of the band and watch itself has greatly faded over time. It's now an extremely light blue, almost transparent, except for the metal blue on the actual watch face, and the blue letter G on the indiglo button. Still, it has been on me during countless days of swimming in pools and oceans, many days of digging last year when I was putting in a whole yard's worth of perennials, shrubs and helping my husband dig a 1,300 gallon pond in our backyard. Meaning, it has seen a LOT of life in the last year and a half. It still works fine, and as far as the fading color goes, at least it's been fading consistently. I'm still happy with it, but may go with a more vibrant Baby G in the future.
on August 26, 2013
Like most G-Shock watches, this is a strong watch that fit my 10 year old god-daughter's wrist perfectly. Initially this was a beautiful watch with an ocean blue color. I had read some reviews that this watch does not maintain it's blue color for long (I was hoping that was a fluke and gambled on buying it)... and sure enough in almost exactly 8 MONTHS, this watch has started to get that dingy, ugly grayish color. Oh what a disappointment. While the watch part still works, I know most people will be buying this because of the color. My advice is... don't! 8 Months is way to short of a time for the discoloration. And when it turns grayish it really is an ugly, dirty looking watch. I do not recommend this watch for that reason.
on April 21, 2010
The color in the picture is pretty true to what the actually watch looks like. The only drawback to the Baby-G's (vs other sport watches) is that it is kind of bulky. Which means if you wear a long sleeved shirt it may get in the way. I've used the split time, stop watch and it's very easy to use. The manual is SUPER easy to read through and customize your settings. One great feature that I was not aware of is the international time clock. You can have the options of having several different time zones set. My best friend lives in Sydney and I'm on PST. I customized a setting so with the click of a button I can instantly know what time it is in Sydney. This is SO helpful for phone calls to and from. The band are also securely attached to the face of the watch. The reason I even had to shop for another watch was because my TIMEX straps had started to pull away from the face. I knew it was a matter of time before the plastic dried up and snapped off.
on June 2, 2010
Bought this for my wife who is a nursing student. She has nothing but praise of the Baby-G's useful features in her day to day activities, whether her clinical days or when working part time at the hospital.
This is her first Casio Baby-G, and she loves it. She says is has "everything" she needs. I grew up wearing the G-Shock model and have always enjoyed them. Casio knows what they are doing when it comes to making multi-purpose watches like this one.
While programming the watch is not difficult, the instructions were easy to follow. Glad I found this model and for such an awesome price!
on July 3, 2010
I really love all the features of this watch. Setting the time did make me go to the manual, but after getting familiar with the button placements, I was good to go. It's gone in the swimming pool several times and been accidentally smacked against the wall on numerous occasions and is still going strong. It also has cute little animals that appear in the top window...kids love to watch it (and so do I). The only thing I don't like about this watch is that it is a very BIG watch and I have very tiny wrists.