Casio has announced a new series of BLX-100 Baby-G watches that feature a tide graph. This new G-Lide lineup is aimed at women that like surfing and other water sports. This new design seems to be inspired by the G-7900 G-Shock series. These will be going on sale soon around the world.
Casio’s Press Release:
Casio Releases Baby-G Watches Ideal for Water Sports
New G-Lide Watches Feature Water-Resistance up to 200 Meters and Tide Graph Function
TOKYO, January 27, 2011 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of new Baby-G shock-resistant watches for women—five BLX-100 models in Casio’s G-Lide lineup, which is optimally designed for use in extreme sports. These five new models are equipped with a tide graph function and water-resistance of up to 200 meters.
The BLX-100 models are equipped with a tide graph function, which graphically displays tide levels for a specific date and time. With these features, in addition to 200-meter water resistance, the BLX-100 models are perfect for women who enjoy the thrills of surfing and bodyboarding.
The BLX-100 models are not only highly practical for water sports; their design also features reference to the ocean on every part of the watch. A wave with ocean spray is depicted inside the tide graph display. Parts of the face use a metal material to radiate like the glittering reflection of sunlight on seawater. Along with that, four protective parts, molded in a pyramid shape, have been placed around the watch face to accent the overall design of the watch.
Four models in the BLX-100 series come in colors that represent the changes throughout a day at the beach: white suggests the beach sand in the morning; blue represents the color of a beautiful sea; red symbolizes the setting sun; and black and pink signify the dreamy light of dusk. In addition, Casio is offering a special edition model finished in a striking combination of Rasta red, green and yellow. These five colorful models in the BLX-100 series are so hot they may even outshine the sun at the beach.
Water Resistance 200 meters
Tide Graph Tide level for specific date and time
Moon Data Moon age of the input data
World time 48 cities (29 time zones, daylight saving on/off)
Stopwatch 1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times; 5-second countdown auto start
Countdown Timer Setting accuracy: 1 minute; 24 hours maximum per set; unit of measure: 1 second; auto-repeat, time up alarm, progress beeper
Alarm 3 independent multi-function alarms (2 one-time alarms and 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer time up alarm, countdown timer progress beeper, and stopwatch auto start)
EL backlight with afterglow
Approx. Battery Life 3 years on CR1616
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±30 seconds per month
Dimensions 44.8mm × 42.3mm × 13.6mm
Total Weight approximately 41g