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Old 26 November 2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW9400

I kept hearing the calling of another G-Shock. After, reading some of the comments by some of the other forum members, I decided on the G-Shock Rangeman GW9400.

It had several features I found desirable. The "Triple Sensor" technology that the watch has contains an Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and a thermometer. I especially liked that the big button at the three o’clock position, which cycled through all four without accessing the time or other functions.

A friend of mine took his Bimmer over the Grapevine to Bakersfield. I kept looking at my watch and he finally asked me what I was doing. I told him I was comparing the compass on the watch to the compass on the rear view mirror. The watch matched the cars compass consistently.

I also like the sunrise/sunset feature. You can set it by your location. I am about an hour north of LAX, so it was easy for me to set. It will also do it manually from your latitude.

The stopwatch now measures up to about 1000 hours and the watch is water resistant to 200 meters.

I was a little worried about the size. It is 53.5mm X 18.2, but only weighs 93 grams. It fits under some long sleeve shirts and strains the cuffs with others. I forgot I was wearing it with short sleeves. I doubt I would notice it if I had a flannel shirt on.

It has the solar and atomic (with six places to grab the time from) features, which is an added bonus.

I also like the Rangeman Mascot on the back of the watch. It gives it character.

This watch is definitely worth keeping!

TECH SPECS

• Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China)
Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
Auto receive function (up to 6 times per day/up to 5 times per day for China)
Manual receive function
Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC
Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, BPC 68.5kHz
• Tough Solar Power
• Shock Resistant
• Mud Resistant
Case & buttons are sealed to prevent mud, dirt and dust from getting into the watch
• 200M Water Resistant
• Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
• Triple Sensor w/Direct Access Button
• Altimeter
Measuring range: -700 to 10,000 m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft)
Measuring unit: 1 m (5ft)
Manual memory measurements: up to 40 records (shared storage with date/time, bearing, and barometric pressure/temperature records)
Historical Altitude Values: High altitude, Low altitude, cumulative ascent, cumulative decent
Others: Reference altitude setting, Altitude differential, Altitude auto reading interval (0'05 or 2'00)
• Digital Compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
Measuring range: 0 to 359 degrees
Measuring unit: 1 degree
60 seconds continuous measurement
Graphic direction pointer
Bidirectional calibration
Magnetic declination correction
Bearing memory: up to 40 records (shared storage with date/time, bearing, and barometric pressure/temperature records)
• Barometer
• Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
Atmospheric pressure differential graphic
Atmospheric pressure change indicator
Manual memory measurements: up to 40 records (shared storage with date/time, bearing, and barometric pressure/temperature records)
• Thermometer
Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F)
Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
• Full Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight with Afterglow
• World Time
• 31 time zones (48 cities + UTC), city code display, daylight saving on/off
• 5 Daily Alarms (4 one-time and 1 snooze alarm)
• Hourly Time Signal
• 1/100 Second Stopwatch w/Direct Access
Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99"
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
• Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments ans 1-hour increments)
• Sunrise/Sunset Data
• Displays sunrise time and sunset time for a specific date (at sea level)
• Time Recorder
• Memory capacity: up to 40 records (shared storage with date/time, bearing, and barometric pressure/temperature records)
• Full Auto Calendar (Pre-programmed until the year 2099)
12/24 Hour Formats
Button operation tone on/off
Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
• Storage Battery: Solar Rechargeable Battery
Battery Level Indicator
Power Saving Function
Approx. Battery Life: 7 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
• Module 3410
Size of case/total weight
GW9400 55.2 x 53.5 x 18.2mm / 93g
GW9400NV 55.2 x 53.5 x 18.2mm / 93g



My first G-Shock, and definitely not my last!
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Old 2 December 2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Nice write up Larry
It looks like a rather complicated watch to operate but surely nice functions to play with.
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Old 3 December 2014, 12:42 AM   #3
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Nice. Love my rangeman
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Old 4 December 2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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I've had my OD Green Rangeman since last Dec. It's a great watch.

I'm waiting for them to release one in Flat Dark Earth.
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Old 6 December 2014, 03:43 AM   #5
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Nice write up Larry
It looks like a rather complicated watch to operate but surely nice functions to play with.
It looked like a daunting task to me. Fortunately, the directions are easy to understand. It is a step-by-step process which is well written. Once it is done, the lower left button handles all the usual Casio Functions. The three o'clock button handles the switch between the Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and thermometer.

So, it is easy to use after the set-up.
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Old 11 December 2014, 03:16 AM   #6
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Love the Rangeman too Got the GW-9400-3ER Rangeman
Here a pic above the skyline of Medellín.

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Old 11 December 2014, 08:57 AM   #7
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Love the Rangeman too Got the GW-9400-3ER Rangeman
Here a pic above the skyline of Medellín.

Nice picture! Welcome to TRF!
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Nice review. One of my favorite G's.
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Old 21 July 2017, 08:45 AM   #9
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Nice! One of my favorite feature is the one touch stopwatch from current time keep mode

and my daughter loves the color :)

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Nice review.
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Love mine. Was a little concerned about the size, but it wear wonderful. Don’t even know it’s there.
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