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

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?


source: Casio via Tech Crunch

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8 Comments

1. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

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

2. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I WANT ONE!!

3. Hildy

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 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).

7. krazdjokr26 unregistered

now that would be awesome...

4. Hildy

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Phonearena censors the shortened Richard? Really?

5. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

6. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 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 :/

8. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

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

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