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 15 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), usually wearing at least two sports watches.