Casio G-SHOCK GB-6900B/X6900B Bluetooth watches offer smartphone music player connectivity

Casio G-SHOCK GB-6900B/X6900B Bluetooth watches offer smartphone music player connectivity

Digital watch titans Casio have announced the release of their new G-SHOCK  GB-6900B/X6900B shock-resistant watches which let owners of selected smartphones control their music playback via the wonders of Bluetooth v4.0

Casio G-SHOCK GB-6900B/X6900B watches announced with Bluetooth controls for smartphone music player

 

Both watches come with a second-generation engine, which – as Casio assures us – manages to ensure a stable connection and enable remote two-way operability with a smartphone.

Casio explains that this richer, two-way operability means that a ‘button on the watch can be used to operate smartphone applications, and a paired smartphone can be used to set features on the watch, such as the timer and alarm’ – as well as get notifications for incoming calls and emails etc.

Here’s the full breakdown of watch notifications:

  • Incoming Call Alert
  • Incoming e-mail Alert
  • SNS New Message Alert
  • Calendar event notification
  • Phone Finder
  • Link Loss Alert
  • Reminder Alert (iPhone only)
  • Tap to mute Incoming Call Alert (Android only)
  • Incoming SMS Alert (Android only)

To get all these funky features going, chunky watch wearers will need to download the G-SHOCK+ application, which is available for download from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for GALAXY S4.

The GB-6900B is based on Casio’s G-SHOCK DW-6900 timepiece and measures up at 53.2×50.0×18.7mm, while the beefier GB-X6900B 957.5×53.9×20.4mm) expands on that theme to form a bigger, tougher package.

Casio G-SHOCK GB-6900B/X6900B watches announced with Bluetooth controls for smartphone music player

The GB-6900B comes in four colour choices; Black, Black and Blue, Green, and White, with the GB-X6900B only available in n Black, Blue, and Orange.

Currently, the watches only work with iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0 – 6.1), iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1.1 – 6.1) and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

Specifications

Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
Communication
Specifications
Communication
Standard
Bluetooth® v4.0
Signal Range
Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Watch
Functions
World Time
100 cities (35 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Alarm
5 daily alarms or one-time alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), hourly time signal
Stopwatch
1/100-second; measuring capacity:999:59’59.99″;
elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place time
Countdown
Timer
Setting accuracy: 1 second; 100-hour maximum per set; unit of measure: 1/10-second
Light
LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow); auto light switch; selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
Other Features
Mobile link; vibe alert; tap function; full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; low battery warning; power-saving function*
* Mobile Link turns off automatically after a fixed amount of time to save power
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Approx. Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on CR2032*
* Mobile link used 12 hours per day
Size of Case
GB-6900B: 53.2×50.0×18.7mm
GB-X6900B: 57.5×53.9×20.4mm
Total Weight
GB-6900B-1B/GB-6900B-3/GB-6900B-7: Approx. 65g
GB-6900B-1: Approx. 70g
GB-X6900B: Approx. 82g

 

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