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Casio Announces 'Bluetooth Low Energy' Enabled G-Shock Smart Watch

NewImageCasio has officially announced the Bluetooth G-Shock, a $180 Bluetooth v4-enabled smart watch. Though the watch will ostensibly be competing with the Pebble e-paper wristwatch, the G-Shock is in a bit of a different category.

It's a much more traditional watch, looking nearly identical to other G-Shock watches, water resistant to 200m, and with significantly fewer features resulting from its Bluetooth v4 connectivity than the Pebble. When paired with an iPhone, the Casio smart watch can automatically set its own time, alert you to incoming calls and email, and locate your iPhone from the watch.

The watch only works with the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 at the moment. They are the only iPhones that support the new Bluetooth Low Energy specification which we've covered previously. Casio isn't the only company to adopt Bluetooth Low Energy; the Pebble watch and other watches like the Strata are both using the same technology.


There are a number of other possible uses for Bluetooth LE including heart rate monitors, proximity sensors like the one built into the Lockitron lock, and more. These products, however, have been slow to come to market.

The G-Shock uses an ordinary watch battery and the company says it should last 2 years when connected to Bluetooth for 12 hours per day. The watch lists for $180 and has limited availability at select retailers.

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23 months ago

People who think G shock watches are cool....

Well let's just say i'm willing to bet that they get laid way less often compared to someone who wears classy watches...

Just saying.


Well let's just say i'm willing to bet that people who criticize other people's tastes in watches get laid way less often compared to someone who could care less...

Just saying.
Rating: 29 Votes
23 months ago

People who think G shock watches are cool....

Well let's just say i'm willing to bet that they get laid way less often compared to someone who wears classy watches...

Just saying.


Try wearing one of you're purdy watches downrange in a combat zone.....
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
If it didn't look so ridiculous...
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
This is exactly where I was hoping Apple was taking the 6th generation iPod Nano. But I guess that would have fallen outside of their newfound Incremental Advances Only motif.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
People who think G shock watches are cool....

Well let's just say i'm willing to bet that they get laid way less often compared to someone who wears classy watches...

Just saying.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago

People who think G shock watches are cool....

Well let's just say i'm willing to bet that they get laid way less often compared to someone who wears classy watches...

Just saying.



This is SO TRUE. I wore my G-Shock all last week and I only got laid 3 times. I wore my RADO the week before and I got laid 6 times!!
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
I have another device that can tell time, set its own time, and alert me to incoming calls and email. It's called my iPhone.
Rating: 10 Votes
23 months ago
About bloody time they brought this out. If you're out on the bike, especially off-road, it's so noisy and there's so many vibrations that you can't hear your phone go off. Best way to get an alert is with a vibration on your wristwatch.

Most guys wouldn't want to wear anything other than a G-shock or Suunto or Garmin when they're off-road either, so this was a marriage made in heaven. It also looks like a regular G, which are a dime a dozen, so it won't look like some fruity technofangle 'I'm trying to be cutting-edge'. It's just a black G shock that no-one would look twice at.

Anyone knocking this clearly has no interests other than sitting on the forum making rabid comments in every thread they see.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago
Why is this front page news...:rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
It looks like a kids watch

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Rating: 6 Votes

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