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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