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Casio G-SHOCK Master of G Rangeman (GW9400-1B)

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Jonathan Tayag
Casio G-SHOCK Master of G Rangeman (GW9400-1B)

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The EDC community loves Casio G-SHOCK digital watches for their bombproof construction and their ability to do more than just tell the time. But some G-SHOCK watches are built to an even higher standard, like the new GW9400-1 Rangeman. As part of the “Master of G” series, the Rangeman is built to handle extreme temperature, pressure, and shock environments on air, land, and sea. It’s jam-packed with useful functions that make it much more than a timepiece: it’s a useful tool to have with you wherever you find yourself. So whether you’re planning on taking it into some deep water or planning to climb a tall mountain, the G-SHOCK Rangeman should be your watch of choice.

Being a G-SHOCK it should be obvious that the Rangeman can roll with the punches of everyday life, but its particular design helps it stand up to hard use better than most. The watch case and all of the buttons are sealed to prevent mud, dust, and dirt from getting in and causing the watch to malfunction when you need it the most. And the cylindrical shape of the buttons themselves make them resistant to impact; the biggest button on the watch even has a bit of shielding around it to protect against glancing blows from the side as you have it on your wrist.

At the heart of the Rangeman is a Shock Resistant Triple Sensor, which allows the G-SHOCK watch to keep track of altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature. It’s also able to keep track of the direction you’re going with the built-in compass, which can be a lifesaver if you start getting lost out in the field. The watch itself features multi-band atomic timekeeping, which will automatically set the time for you even if you find yourself crossing multiple time zones in a day. It’ll also set the day and date properly too, as it’s programmed all the way to 2099. And because the watch has a built in solar panel, it’ll keep on ticking without needing regular battery changes like some other everyday carry digital watches. When the sun comes down (predictably, because the Rangeman tells you sunrise and sunset), you can still read the watch in the dark with its LED backlighting.

If you’re in the market for one of the finest examples of a G-SHOCK watch available right now for your everyday carry, the Casio G-SHOCK Rangeman GW9400-1 is it. Few watches can claim such go-anywhere battle-tested durability together with its rich feature set and quality of life design choices. Check it out at the link below to take with you on your next great excursion, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

Discussion (3 total)

Huggy ·
I have the version with same features but older, and the screen is normal not this inverted screen which I’m not a fan off. Love mine
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