Blending together tradition with the contemporary, analog-digital watches rock the hybrid look and manages to gain the best of both worlds in the process. The biggest advantage that this type of timepiece brings to the table is convenience.
An analog-digital watch provides multi-functionality in an easy to digest manner. With just a quick look, you can easily get the information you need rather than needing to fumble for the controls. This makes analog-digital watches quite popular with outdoors enthusiasts as well as navigation.
It comes as no surprise that G-Shock is among the top developers of analog-digital watches in the market. The durability of G-Shock watches is unquestionable, add the advantage of the convenience that analog-digital dial watches offer and you have yourself a top-tier multi-functional timepiece. For those who love reliable and tech-savvy timepieces, you are definitely in for a treat.
Here’s our list of some of the top G-Shock analog-digital watches in the market that you can get your hands on today!
Best G-Shock Ana-Digi Watches
If you are looking for a more compact and vibrant G-Shock ana-digi watch then might we direct you towards the GMAS140-2A. We thoroughly enjoy the retro-appeal of its design and its use of blue, purple, pink, and lime color tone will match modern fitness-buff women’s style and personality. The resin case measures around 49mm which makes it one of the smaller G-Shock watches to date. In addition to the outstanding shock resistance, the GMAS140 also has excellent magnetic resistance.
As for features, it comes with all the standard G-Shock bag of tricks such as a stopwatch, countdown timer, auto-calendar, and a World Time (29 time zones). Overall, the GMAS140-2A is a feature-rich women’s ana-digi watch that will surely fit into the modern health and fitness aficionado’s lifestyle. This lightweight G-Shock watch is a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly analog-dial timepiece that comes with incredible toughness and reliability.
Looking for another reasonably priced G-Shock ana-digi watch? Look no further than the GA800 model. Simplicity and reliability are where this analog-digital G-Shock watch excels at. This watch uses a 48mm diameter resin case which gives it a lighter and more compact appearance compared to your standard G-Shock watch. The hands have a luminous finish and the silver-tone finish perfectly gives contrast to the black dial. There is also a red-toned second hand and bold hour markers for better readability at a glance.
When it comes to its features, it comes with all the signature G-Shock functionalities along with a 200-meter water resistance rating. Additional features include the ability to record up to 120 laps and dual-time functionality. If you are looking for a robust G-Shock ana-digi watch to accompany you during outdoor activities, then you definitely need to check out what the GA800-1A has to offer. This is one of the most well-rounded analog-digital G-Shock watches at this price range and offers a great bang for your buck quality.
Quite possibly the most visually striking entry into this list, the GA2100-4A features a bold and loud all-red aesthetics that is quite eye-catching. With its stunning color aesthetic lies a more subdued G-Shock design as there are virtually no bells and whistles attached. Besides the distinct analog-dial design, the GA2100-4A is pretty basic in terms of its build. That said, it still manages to retain that signature G-Shock durability.
The GA2100 also comes in several color variants, but we chose the 4A model due to its very distinct all-red design. The watch is also relatively smaller with a 48.5mm diameter case. As we have noted earlier, the GA2100-4A pretty much checks all the standard G-Shock features. It has a stopwatch, countdown timer, auto-calendar, 5-day alarms, and double LED backlight. It also has 200-meter water resistance making it suitable for most recreational marine activities.
Affordable, durable, and functional, the G-Shock GBA800 models definitely has the best value for money analog-digital watches that the popular brand has to offer. The GBA800SF-1A comes with multiple fitness tracking and sports watch features, and its functionality perfectly complements the bold black with orange accent design as well. There will be no mistaking that the GBA800SF-1A is a sport watch, that is for sure.
You won’t be disappointed when it comes to the features that the GBA800SF has to offer. It comes with several features designed for fitness such as a 3-axis accelerometer, step graph, and a fitness progress recorder. Despite the affordable price tag, the GBA800Sf-1A comes with mobile link capabilities (i.e., Bluetooth capabilities). This further improves the performance of a well-rounded watch. If you are looking for a budget Bluetooth analog-digital watch, you might want to check out the G-Shock GBA800SF-1A.
G-Shock G-Steel GSTS310
The G-Steel continues to be one of G-Shock’s best overall watches. As the name clearly implies, the G-Steel series utilizes stainless-steel cases rather than the standard resin case that G-Shock uses. This gives the GSTS310 model an edge in terms of design as it definitely looks like a high-end timepiece with a rugged charm. The GSTS310 model is also slightly smaller than the original GSTS110 model which is good news for those who are not fans of the typical tank-like G-Shock watch design.
The GSTS310 features highly legible silver-toned hands which are accompanied by three mini digital dials that clearly take cues from the chronograph watch design. The 56mm diameter stainless-steel case is paired up with a black rubber band. The GSTS110 also features Japanese quartz movement and comes with all the standard G-Shock functionalities, durability, and 200-meter water resistance. If you prefer stainless-steel watches over resin, the G-Steel is definitely a good collection to sink your teeth into.
G-Shock Gravitymaster GR-B100
The G-Shock Gravitymaster GR-B100 is an excellent example of how an analog-digital watch can offer both style and substance. The GR-B100 features the archetypal G-Shock resin case design with its 54mm diameter build. It features silver-toned hands that offer excellent contrast from the black dial. The digital display located on the upper part of the dial uses the black and green display and also comes with an LED backlight feature. The GR-B100 captures that tactical design to the letter and is definitely one of the more stylish analog-digital watches from G-Shock.
As for features, the GR-B100 is equipped with Tough Solar technology, World Time, Bluetooth connectivity, and 200-meter water resistance. With its Bluetooth capabilities, the GR-B100 can take advantage of connecting to the G-Shock Connected app which further expands the feature available to this already impressive analog-digital watch. The Gravitymaster series is one of G-Shock’s highly-rated models and a look at the GR-B100 tells us exactly why that is the case.
Finally, let us end this list with what is G-Shock’s most refined-looking analog-digital timepiece, the limited-edition AWM500GD-9A model. This particular ana-digi watch is designed to impress and with its gold-tone stainless-steel build, it manages to do so effortlessly. Other notable design aspects include three-dimensional hour markers and a screw-in back case.
This is a premium gold G-Shock watch so expect it to have some of their flagship features as well. Case in point, this model is equipped with the Tough Solar technology giving it a top-tier battery life of up to 24-months on a single charge. We also liked the full auto LED backlight illumination and World Time feature. Additionally, this model utilizes the multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping for excellent accuracy no matter where you are in the world.