Never owned a G Shock before, but after joining WUS and checking out the positive things about the G Shock I decided to grab one. I realize some people aren't a fan of the "sails" but I like the model due to the smaller size. While I was at it I also grabbed a casio watch with a compass as well for my outdoor adventures. On a side note does anyone know how to turn off the beeping sound every time I press a button on my G 2900? It didn't say anything regarding it in the manual.