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Casio intros first watches with Bluetooth LE 4.0

updated 01:15 pm EST, Fri December 30, 2011

Casio shows first Bluetooth LE G-Shock watch

Casio Japan, known for its calculators and wristwatches, has just introduced the first watches with Bluetooth LE (low energy) onboard, making it compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 cellphones like the iPhone 4S. The G-Shock GB-6900 will synchronize the current time from paired handsets and will display incoming call names or numbers, e-mails, and text messages on its display. Users can also switch handsets into vibration mode without touching them.

Bluetooth LE consumes much less power than regular Bluetooth, with Casio stating a standard CR2032 battery should last two years. The watch should be compatible with the iPhone 4S as well as upcoming NEC LTE N-04D and Medias PP N-01D Android phones.

The watch has been delayed until mid-March due to the flooding in Thailand, and will cost 18,000 yen (about $231). It was originally planned to go on sale in December. [via TechCrunch]








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  1. facebook_Randy

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    wHAT?

    Known for calculators. Common everyone knows Casio is know for their AWESOME Keyboards. They really need to stop letting the kids write these articles. i would not be the piano prodigy I am today without my Casio keyboard. Just click Jazz 2 and let the the mastery begin.

  1. thnikkaman

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Casio

    I, for one, am a big fan of Casio's watches -- I have several vintage Databank Calculator models and a G-Shock. To see this come to pass is quite awesome, though I swear by my old Databanks. I never go without one on my wrist.

    Randy, you're also correct about the keyboards. I am mostly a Yamaha kinda guy, but Casio made some awesome stuff back in the day. I'll never forget that demo tune (Unterlanders Heimweh?)

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