Friday, January 20, 2012

Video Demonstration of Bluetooth Casio G-Shock GB-6900

A video demonstration from the recent CES show of the soon to be released bluetooth enabled Casio G-Shock GB-6900 has been posted and is making the rounds.  This model was previously posted about here and was supposed to be released late in 2011, but was delayed because of the floods in Thailand.

Utilizing a Low Energy Bluetooth connection to a cell phone or computer, this watch can sync the time, as well as notify for incoming emails and text messages.  The video demonstrates an interesting interaction between the watch and phone where a touch of the crystal will signal to the phone to ignore a call and stop ringing.  The video also demonstrates that Casio sees the potential in this technology to connect the watch to other devices like a television, audio player and even a medical instrument.

You know there are plenty of people who will look down their noses at any watch presented at an electronics exhibit, but I think it's great.  We are living in the 21st century and it is interesting to witness the continuing evolution of the wristwatch.  While at odds for years with the cell phone for the utility of telling time, it is great to see the watch and cell phone working cooperatively to improve the function of both items to be greater than each singularly.

The GB-6900 is scheduled to be released in March 2012.

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