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December 06, 2012

G-Shock SmartWatch companion for the iPhone

Looking for a perfect watch to go along with your new iPhone 5? Well, Casio may just have what you’re looking for with their G-Shock (GB6900AA) SmartWatch.


GB6900AA

The Casio G-Shock GB6900AA SmartWatch isn’t exactly new. In fact, the company first previewed this fancy watch during this year’s CES (January) and has launched it in their homeland back in October. Casio has just recently made this fancy watch available in the US and is priced at USD180 a pop.

Aesthetically, this new SmartWatch from Casio looks similar to other G-Shock watches before it, especially for the untrained eye just like the one I have. What’s special about this watch, however, is that it informs users of new messages (SMS and Email) and incoming calls when paired to an iPhone 4S running on iOS 5 and above or iPhone 5 via Bluetooth.

Speaking of Bluetooth, Casio equipped the GB6900AA with energy-efficient Bluetooth Low Energy chip to ensure that consumers will not have to replace the standard watch battery every so often. As a testament to this, the GB6900AA’s battery is rated to last for 2 years even with 12hours/day Bluetooth connection. This is indeed a remarkable feat especially when compared to other SmartWatches which SmartWatches struggles to last even for 3 days with 8 hours of Bluetooth connection every day.

G-ShockBluetooth

Besides providing basic notification alerts, there are other things that users can do with the GB6900AA’s Bluetooth functionality. People who often travel to different countries doesn’t have to worry about adjusting the time with this watch anymore because the watch takes care of that part for you by automatically fetching info from the iPhone.

In addition to its arsenal, the watch also informs the user when the connection is lost abruptly making sure that you don’t misplace your iPhone. And if you did lose your iPhone, the GB6900AA is capable of finding your phone with a touch of a button thanks to a downloadable app called G-SHOCK+. To give you a better overview of what we’re talking about, here’s a short clip of Casio G-Shock GB6900AA in action.

At the moment, we’re not sure if Casio has plans of officially releasing the GB6900AA locally through their partner distributors. But as soon as we hear from them, we’ll definitely let you guys know.

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9 Responses to “G-Shock SmartWatch companion for the iPhone”

  1. nice watch. magkano kaya ito dito sa Pinas?

  2. Benchmark says:

    Pang iphone lang ba talaga yan or pede sa android phone?

  3. iRonzkie says:

    i think mas ok ito kaysa sa Sony Smartwatch kasi bukod mas comfortable and worth buying sya because of Shock Resistant and 200M Water Resistant.. :D

  4. ali
    Twitter: alizeo1
    says:

    sana naglagay sila ng extra feature na tamagochi.. lolz

  5. chacha says:

    i remember the nokia 3310 days when there’s just the blinking keychain, that lights up when there’s a message coming thru your phone inside the bag:)

    • Messie says:

      OMG! Nostalgia moment! Naalala ko to. Bakit kaya nawala na lang to bigla? hehe

      May stickers pa nga na dinidikit sa likod ng phone na umiilaw eh. =D

  6. Justin says:

    It’s not so ‘smart’ if it opted to partner with Apple.

  7. Damiel says:

    You can get that watch for 10,500 Pesos Thru Online Sellers.

  8. Juan says:

    Hola
    Me ha gustado tu blog. Alguno de los post no me convencieron mucho, sin embargo en general son
    bastante interesantes.
    A seguir asi!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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