G-Shock's new urban utility colour G-Squad watches make me want to start running

I think you'll love these new understated colourways

G-Shock G-Squad new colours
(Image credit: Casio)

This season G-Shock has introduced new 'urban utility' colours to the G-Squad Series.

Are you wondering what urban utility colours are? To my eyes, they're basically understated military-inspired colours, with dessert sand GBA-900UU-5AER and the olive/khaki GBA-900UU-3AER.

If you prefer the slimmer GBD-200 model, then you've also got the choice between the black GBD-200UU-1ER and off-white GBD-200UU-9ER

All models combine a stylish look with innovative technology, the G-Squad Series being G-Shock's answer to Garmin and Fitbit, designed to enhance workouts and running 

All of these models have an accelerometer, distance measurement and smartphone connection via Bluetooth to elevate them above a standard watch.

G-Shock G-Squad new colours

(Image credit: Casio)

Okay, maybe I was exaggerating a bit when I said these watches could rival Garmin running watches, but when we tested the G-Squad GBD-200 we were impressed by a few things.

The most impressive feature is the watch's thinness. It's a very thin watch and is comfortable on the wrist thanks to the soft urethane strap which is punctuated with holes throughout to ensure breathability.

I must say, I love the retro styling as well, and would choose this over a Fitbit or Garmin in an instant.

G-Shock G-Squad new colours

(Image credit: Casio)

If you'd like the new Urban Utility colourways, all styles are available now on the G-Shock website. The GBA-900 is priced at £119 and the GBD-200 comes in at £129.

Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.