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Casio G-SHOCK: Let’s you look impatient while keeping tabs on your smartphone activity

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Casio G-SHOCK: Let’s you look impatient while keeping tabs on your smartphone activity
Casio’s G-SHOCK watch will utilize the new low-power standards found in Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your smartphone. The watch can sync to the same time as your phone (handy while traveling), and it will alert you when you have a new email, text message, or an incoming phone call. Just be careful that your boss or date doesn’t think you keep looking at your watch out of boredom.

The G-SHOCK is hardly the first watch to connect to a smartphone, but with Bluetooth 4.0 it will be able to last up to 2 years, even with phone monitoring used 12 hours a day. The phone will be released in Japan in March, after being delayed by the flooding in Thailand. The price will be 18K Yen (U.S. $231).

No word yet on when we might see one of these devices in North America or Europe, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar product get a wider release sometime in 2012. Anyone out there hoping to be able to pick up one of these geek-chic watches?

Casio G-SHOCK: Let’s you look impatient while keeping tabs on your smartphone activity

source: Casio via Tech Crunch

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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 11:34

1. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


First. I can see why this hasn't already been done by Casio

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 12:12 1

2. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I WANT ONE!!

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 12:50 1

3. Hildy (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I don't want a watch that monitors my email, texts, and calls; I want a watch that monitors my Google Calendar, shows my next appointment, and plays alerts. Watches should be time centric (at least until d**k Tracy watches really work).

posted on 01 Jan 2012, 16:18

7. krazdjokr26 (unregistered)


now that would be awesome...

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 12:52 1

4. Hildy (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Phonearena censors the shortened Richard? Really?

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:50

5. Baseballer (Posts: 131; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


i dont see the big deal about g-shocks. they look hideous in my opinion.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 21:34

6. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 300; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


i wish G-Shock Baby or Mini came in better options... they all kind of suck but my wrist couldn't handle a full sized :/

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 01:54

8. HockeyDood (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 May 2010)


Yes, please notify me that I am receiving a notification of necessity. Honestly, this is a waste of technology...

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