Casio launches tough G-Shock Rangeman watch inspired by endangered polar bears

Casio G-Shock Rangeman watch with polar bear
(Image credit: Casio)

Casio has launched a new solar-powered G-Shock Rangeman watch with a design inspired by endangered polar bears, as part of a collaboration with international environmental group Earthwatch.

As reported by Casio fan blog G-Central, the new Casio G-Shock GW-9408KJ-7JR is a limited edition design with an off-white bezel made from phosphorescent material that glows blue in the dark, with blue accents.

It isn't a GPS watch, but it does have several features to appeal to runners, hikers and swimmers, including a barometric altimeter, compass, five alarms, timer, stopwatch, and LED backlight. It also has a tough shockproof design that's water resistant to 20ATM, making it suitable for high-impact watersports and recreational diving.

Love the Sea and Earth

It comes in a special box and drawstring bag made from recycled paper. It's due to go on sale in Japan in November, priced at ¥58,300 including tax. International prices and release dates have yet to be announced.

The new watch is part of the Casio's ongoing Love the Sea and Earth series of G-Shock and Baby-G watches. Other devices in the lineup include the leopard-patterned G-Shock GST-S310WLP-1A9 and Mudmaster GWG-1000WLP-1A, made to support the efforts of nonprofit Wildlife Promising.

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).