New Casio G-Shock Bluetooth watches for iPhone users

Bluetooth watches aren’t really new to the mobile space, but if you are an iPhone user that wouldn’t mind making use of a Bluetooth watch with your iPhone 4S, you might like to know that Casio has announce two new G-Shock Bluetooth watches that will work with the iPhone 4S, the Casio GB-6900AA and the Casio GB-5600AA.

According to an article over on The Verge, by way of Casio, the new Casio G-Shock watched sync your iOS smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and notify the user of new emails, incoming calls and alarms, whilst there is apparently a Find My iPhone style audio alert along with a warning function that lets you know when you have stepped away from your iPhone 4S.

The new Casio G-Shock Bluetooth watches also delivers automatic time correction by syncing the time data received from the iPhone 4S, and those that purchase one of the G-Shock watches will need to download the G-Shock+ app for the iOS platform from iTunes, which is being released alongside the new watches.

Apparently the Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA will become available in black, white, brown, and metallic blue, whilst the GB-5600AA will be available in black, white and brown, and although Casio hasn’t stated how much the new Bluetooth watches will command price wise over in the USA, in Japan the devices will cost Â¥18000, which is roughly 230-bucks.

Also the GB-6900AA will become available in Japan in October and the GB-5600AA in November, but no word on when they will be made available elsewhere.

So there you have it, the iPhone 4S, should have compatible G-Shock Bluetooth watches to play with in the not too distant future, and presumably will also play along with the iPhone 5.

Would any of our iPhone 4S toting reader like to own one of these Bluetooth watches when they become available?


One thought on “New Casio G-Shock Bluetooth watches for iPhone users”

  1. vineyard says:

    Have just received my GB-6900AA-5JF from Amazon Japan. Yes, it support Iphone 4S and Iphone 5, but be warned that it does not support incoming SMS notification and for incoming call notification, it does not display the Caller ID.
    Also note that incoming emails alert is only available for certain IMAP/POP accounts including yahoo and google.
    For me, the most useful function is to be able to sync the phone’s time with the watch. This enable people who travel to different location frequently and need only set (or automatically via telcos network) the local time on the phone once, and the watch will automatically adjust to that time. I seldom keep my Iphone away from my sight, so the find-my-phone and link-loss function is less useful for me, thou it works.
    Generally, its still a watch, with a few extras. For those that really need full bluetooth functions (sms call-id notifications, answer, reject calls) that eliminate the need to take the phone out of the pocket, this is not the device for you (yet).

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