Casio G Shock Mudman Watch Review

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If you are looking for a great watch to wear on all of your adventures, then the G Shock Mudman might be a great option. It can handle just about anything that you can throw at it. It is shock and mud resistance and is waterproof up to 200 meters. Whether you are heading for a run, hike in the woods, swim, or any other athletic activity, then you are covered.

The watch comes equipped with tons of features that people love. It has a digital compass, barometer, thermometer, and altimeter. It can take care of all of your adventure needs. Some consumers stated the temperature readings aren’t always accurate, so that is something to be aware of. However, the rest of the features, including the time, offer fantastic accuracy. The watch features atomic timekeeping for optimal efficiency.

Overall, this is a great looking watch loaded with amazing features that consumers love. If you want a comfortable and functional watch, then give the G Shock Mudman a try.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Shock and mud resistant

Solar-powered battery

Durable construction

Digital Compass

Altimeter and barometer

Super accurate

Easy to read

Moon phase readings

Cons

Inaccurate temperature reading

High cost

Bulky design

Short luminescence duration

Brand

Casio, originally Kashio Seisakujo, was founded in Japan by the four Kashio brothers, Tadao, Toshioo, Kazuo, and Yukio. One of the brothers, Tadao, was the engineer who developed the companies first product. It was a yubiwa pipe, a ring for your finger that can hold a cigarette so you can smoke it all the way down without the use restricting the use of your hands. Cigarettes became extremely valuable after World War II, so this invention took off, allowing you to smoke the whole thing without waste.

Their next product was developed after the other three brothers saw their first electric calculators at a business show in Tokyo back in 1949. They used the profits they made from the yubiwa pipe to create their calculators. Most of their products worked using gears that you could operate with a crank or motor.

Toshio Kashino had some knowledge about electronics, so he used that information to develop a calculator that worked using solenoids. This product was finally finished in 1954 and became Japan's very first electro-mechanical calculator.

It wasn't until the 80s that the brand exploded, bringing affordable electronic instruments and home electronics. They became famous for its plethora of innovative products, including watchers. In fact, Casio was one of the first manufacturers of quartz watches, both analog and digital.

Over the years, they became a household name. They became a brand that consumers have grown to know in love.

Versatility

The rugged design and great function give this watch fantastic versatility. It's going to fit in perfect and most casual and outdoor settings. You can even get away with wearing it to the office. Of course, if you're going to a more formal event, such as a wedding, then you might want to find something more dressy. However, on most other occasions, it'll work out just fine.

There are a plethora of great functions that make it a fantastic tool to have on hand when you are doing outdoor activities. For example, the compass can help you out when you are spending time hiking in the woods, or the barometric pressure reading can let you know when a storm is coming in.

Customers can appreciate the versatility that they get with the style and function of this product. It allows them to wear it almost anywhere anytime, no matter what they're doing.

Basic Features

The G Shock Mudman offers all of the essential features that you would expect from a wristwatch. It has the option for both digital and analog time so you can choose the format you prefer. Additionally, you can opt for a 12 hour or 24-hour clock if you are going with the digital version.

The watch features your standard multi-alarm system so you can set up the alarms and reminders that you require for all of your needs. You can also set it to chime every hour so you can get a reminder as to the hour's change.

This product is available with a world timer so you can track the time around the world. It can also let you know when sunset and sunrise are, based on the day. Of course, this time is at sea level, so it may vary depending on your altitude.

You can take advantage of the built-in stopwatch. The 1/100th-second stopwatch gives you a more precise indication of your time. It has several measuring modes such as elapsed time, 1st and 2nd place, and split time.

Advanced Features

This product comes equipped with tons of advanced options that customers can take advantage of. The device comes with an altimeter, digital compass, barometer, and thermometer.

The altimeter has a measuring range from -2,300 to 32,800 feet (-700 to 10,000 meters). Additionally, it can store up to 30 records in its shared storage and historical altitude values.

The Casio comes equipped with a digital compass. It can measure and display your direction as one of 16 points. It has a measuring range between 0 and 359 degrees. The measuring unit of 1 degree and gives you 60 seconds of continuous measurement.

The barometer feature has a display range of 7.65 to 32.45 inHg (260 to 1,100 hPa). It offers an atmospheric pressure tendency graph as well as a differential graphic with a change indicator.

Finally, the thermometer feature offers a display range of 14 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 60 degrees Celcius). It has display units of 0.2 degrees F (0.1 degrees C).

Shock Resistant

When you lead an active and adventurous lifestyle, you want to have something that can handle everything, you can throw its way. Thankfully, the G Shock Mudman watch is both shock and mud resistant so that you can take it just about anywhere.

The shock-resistant device can handle the jostling from your everyday and athletic activities. If you happen to smack your wrist against a tree or a wall, you can rest easy knowing that it will not get damaged.

Water Resistant

The G Shock Mudman watch offers 20 bar water resistance, which consumers can appreciate. This means that the watch can withstand the pressure of up to 200 meters underwater. The only time that you really have to worry about taking it off is when you are diving, other than that; there are no worries.

The product can withstand just about anything that you can throw at it. Whether you are taking a shower, washing the dishes, or going swimming, you are good to go. You aren't going to have to worry about moisture damage when it comes to this watch.

Accuracy

When you are trying to keep track of the time you want to make sure that you are getting an accurate representation, it comes equipped with a multi-band atomic timekeeping (UK, US, Germany, Japan, and China). The timepiece receives radio calibration radio signals for optimal accuracy. It has an auto-receive function of up to 6 times per day or 5 times a day in China.

As for the other functions, there are some mixed reviews on accuracy. Customers can agree that the compass and barometer give you accurate results. However, not so much with the temperature. Consumers stated that you need to take off your watch for a few minutes to get a more accurate representation of the temperature. Otherwise, it is going to read off of your body temperature and give you a poor reading.

Durability

When spending money on a watch, you want to try to make sure that you are getting something durable. If you are wearing it from day to day, it can encounter a lot of abuse, so ensuring that you are getting a sturdy and robust build to handle everything that you can throw at it.

Thankfully, the G Shock Mudman watch can offer you the durability you need to keep it for a long time. The shock-resistant design can withstand a lot of abuse, taking on a great deal of impact. Additionally, the water resistance allows you to wear it just about anywhere, whether the shower or swimming pool. This also means that you can trek through the mud without damage, as well.

The product can withstand extreme temperatures as well without damage. It can handle cold temps as low as degrees Fahrenheit or -10 degrees Celcius.

You aren't going to have to worry about replacing the watch for quite a while, thanks to the durable and robust design.

Value

Nobody likes spending a lot of money on a product, especially a watch. There are a lot of things to consider, however, when determining the value of them. It is more than just the cost that you have to keep in mind. You might feel that the price is a bit steep, but when you consider everything that it can do, it does not seem so bad. It is loaded with great features that you can take advantage of that will make your adventures a little easier.

If you take the durability and features into consideration when looking at the cost, you will notice that it is a pretty decent value. Most customers can agree that this is a pretty fair value. Most were happy with their purchases and believed that they got their monies worth out if it.

Battery

One of the best features of the G Shock Mudman watch is that it has a solar-powered battery. There is no need to replace the battery or plug it into a charger; all you have to do is place it under a fluorescent light or in the sun. It does have battery storage of about seven months, so you have a back up if you spend a lot of time indoors and away from light. However, that isn't a problem for the vast majority of consumers. If you find that it is starting to lose some of the power, go outside for a little bit, and you will be good to go.

It is always nice to know that you will not ever have to deal with changing a battery again. Gone are the days when you have to find a little screwdriver to pop off the back of your watch to replace the button battery, sometimes in sizes that are difficult to find. Yes, it is a rechargeable battery, but the sun is the charger. You do not have to deal with the hassle of finding a charging cord or taking the product off your wrist to plug it in.

Comfort

Customers can agree that the G Shock Mudman watch is super comfortable. The stock band isn't terrible, and most consumers find that it doesn't cause any problems. There are some people who prefer to swap it out for something a little more comfortable, but that is not something that everyone has an issue with.

One thing that consumers have complained about, however, is the wrist piece is a little bulky for their liking. It is not too big that it gets in the way of their day to day activities, but they would have liked to have seen a little less bulk.

Bottom Line

The G Shock Mudman watch offers a ton of great features that customers love. It has a durable design that can withstand just about everything. It can resist water up to 200 meters, shock, mud, and extremely cold temperature. It has a solar-powered battery, so you don't have to worry about replacing batteries or changing it.

The barometer, thermometer, altimeter, and compass make this watch a great companion for all of your adventures. Please note that the thermostat isn't always the most accurate, so you shouldn't use this as your only representation of the temperature.

Overall, consumers really love this product. It offers tons of functions and a durable build. Don't let the price tag scare you away. Most customers believe that the watch is well worth the cost thanks to everything that it can offer. They have stated that you won't be disappointed.