Casio announces new G-SHOCK watch with dedicated app to enable Bluetooth synch functions with iPhone 4S: http://bit.ly/ORxAC2
See the full details in Japanese here, also note they had already released for Android and it seems this will be available only in Japan – at least for starters [Eds]
Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the GB-6900AA, a shock-resistant watch that can communicate with an iPhone.* This new G-SHOCK is a next-generation watch equipped with Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth® Low Energy Wireless Technology).
The G-SHOCK line of watches is always evolving in terms of technology and performance innovation. This time, G-SHOCK has taken another step forward by incorporating Bluetooth® v4.0 into this new model, which features the round-shaped design popular in the G-SHOCK brand around the world.
This new watch communicates with the iPhone to perform various functions such as notifying the wearer of incoming calls and enabling iPhone alarm and vibration functions from the watch button. In addition, the watch can automatically adjust itself to exact time according to different time zones by synchronizing itself to time data received from the iPhone.
iPhone 4S Mobile Link Features
o Notification of incoming calls via the watch
o Finder function to enable iPhone alarm and vibration functions from the watch
o Warning vibration when the watch loses its connection to the iPhone
o Automatic time correction by synchronizing with time data received from the iPhone
o Built-in tilt sensor to detect movement in the watch to automatically reconnect to the iPhone
The GB-6900AA is finished with other features and styling to represent its technological advancement, including a high-brightness LED backlight and a special “G” logo indicating compatibility with Bluetooth v4.0 technology. It will be released in five different colors.
* Compatible with iPhone 4S. To enable connection with an iPhone 4S, Casio’s “G-SHOCK+” application must be downloaded from the App Store.