A combination of black with red highlights are just a small part of why the GA-500-1A4 stands out from the crowd!
An Analogue and Digital combo, the watch face and band have a road bike motif. The analogue part is very easy to read, with the hour markers in silver and extra-wide to hold your attention, and make it easy to read.
The stopwatch comes with a new feature called target time. What it does is let you input how much time you want to set for an activity (such as jogging for 500m). As a training tool this is invaluable, because you’ll be able to see just how much you’ve improved every session.
The watch is also 200m water resistant, so if you’re a swimmer but forgot to take the watch off, or even if it’s just to protect the watch from thieves, you can keep it on while you swim.
- Case / bezel material: Resin
- Resin Band
- Shock Resistant
- Mineral Glass
- 200-meter water resistance
- LED light
Selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow
- World time
31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping
- 1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99''
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Others: target time alarm, direct timing start from the timekeeping mode
- Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1/10 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
- 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
- Hourly time signal
- Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents.)
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping
Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 20 seconds)),1 dial (mode / stopwatch seconds / countdown timer seconds)
Digital: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR2016
- Size of case : 57.6×48.9×17.1mm
- Total weight : 75g
Convenient review by Stu P on 9/07/2017
I sometimes have a hard time seeing the digital time, which isn't helped when the arrows inevitably get in the way. That's why I love this watch! I can just move the arrows out of the way!
A lot of features review by Peter E on 2/07/2017
I honestly don't know if I'll ever use all the features, but at least they're there if I need them. Really getting a lot of use out of the stopwatch. Helps me when I do practice tests!
Surprisingly comfortable review by Stewart J on 1/07/2017
I usually have trouble with watches cos of my weird wrist size, but I haven't needed to adjust this one at all! Really comfortable and I sometimes forget I'm wearing a watch until I need it
Great features, could use a bit more light though review by Mike S on 28/06/2017
The features I can't really fault. I use the stopwatch all the time, as well as target time alarm. Problem is during the day if it gets too bright it's hard to see the digital readout, and at night it's also hard since the backlight only lights up the hands and hour markers. All in all, great features, not great digital colour choice.
Nice layout review by James H on 20/04/2017
So much easier to read than I thought. Both the analogue and digital components are great and don't get into each other's way. Looking forward to finding out about all the features this watch has!