G-Shock GBD-H2000 review - super rugged, but lacking in features and overbuilt for cycling

The battery life and GPS tracking were both on point, though

Male cyclist wearing the G-Shock GBD-H2000
(Image credit: Tom Couzens)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The G-Shock GBD-H2000 is a striking sports watch in its typically bold 'G-Shock design'. The GBD-H2000 goes much further than just tracking rides and other sporting activities, from measuring sleep patterns to tracking your daily steps and heart rate. In a day of age when smart and sports watches are becoming mini-phones on your wrist, the GBD-H2000 does lack a little in some departments. With only a basic selection of activities to choose from and complicated-to-navigate app / watch (no touchscreen here), the general usability is impeded in comparision to its competitors.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent battery life - up to 19 hours whilst recording GPS

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    Extremely accurate GPS data

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    Rugged design, helps to protect it from knocks and bangs

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited number of activities able to track

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    Watch and app are both very hard to navigate

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    Not touchscreen

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    Bulky design

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The GBD-H2000 is Casio’s latest attempt to crack the fitness watch industry. Known for their distinguishable, nearly indestructible designs, the G-Shock GBD-H2000 is no exception. Casio looks to enhance the GBD-1000 with this latest design full of sports features such as activity tracking, heart rate and sleep. But how does it stack up against the best smartwatches for cycling?

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Tom Couzens
Freelance Writer

Tom Couzens is a racing cyclist currently representing The Ribble Collective on the road and the Montezumas cyclo-cross team off road. His most notable results include winning the Monmouth GP national series race as a junior; finishing sixth in the 2022 British National Cyclo-cross Championships; and he was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships in 2020/21. Tom draws on his high-level racing experience and knowledge to help Cycling Weekly readers maximise their potential and get as much as possible out of their riding.