Monday, August 12, 2013

Casio Releases Big, Bold "G-SHOCK" Watches

Reinforced shock-resistant construction featuring gel materials to cushion shock

GD-X6900FB-8B
GD-X6900FB-8B

Tokyo, August 8, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the latest new addition to its G-SHOCK line, the GD-X6900FB. This big, bold watch features a uniquely powerful design that exudes pure shock-resistance.

Since introduced in 1983, Casio's G-SHOCK watches have remained true to a tough basic construction*1 that not only delivers shock-resistance but also naturally lends itself to a variety of unique designs. Meanwhile, their functionality and performance have continued to evolve, making G-SHOCK a bestseller with worldwide shipments surpassing 65 million*2 units.
  • *1 The unique shock-resistant construction of G-SHOCK watches includes a bezel designed to prevent direct impact to the glass face and buttons if the watch is dropped, a hollow structure inside the case with only a few points that support the timekeeping module so that it effectively floats in the space, and an interior layered with cushioning material to protect key parts such as the crystal oscillator.
  • *2 As of March 31, 2013
The GD-X6900FB features a big body that takes the individuality of G-SHOCK watches one step beyond with a shape that practically explodes with presence. While drawing on the round form of the globally popular DW-6900 model, the GD-X6900FB makes an eye-catching statement with its enlarged case and side buttons, which are 8% larger and 70% larger than the DW-6900, respectively. Additionally, the back of the bezel features αGEL®*3 for absorbing shock, delivering the same shock resistance the world expects of a G-SHOCK, but in a bigger, bolder design.
  • *3 A highly vibration-absorbent soft gel made of silicon and other materials
The GD-X6900FB comes in four models: black with a glossy finish and gold accents, white with a chic dark watchface, and skeleton gray with silver accents or gold accents. The accents are applied to metal finish parts such as the watch face, side buttons, and screws. Both models have a stylish design that is sure to influence street fashion. The translucent materials used in the skeleton gray model reveal the shock-resistant gel material on the back of the bezel to emphasize the rugged construction. With bright LED backlighting for enhanced readability and a 10-year battery life, the GD-X6900FB offers an optimal combination of toughness and practicality.
Model
Color
GD-X6900FB-1
Black & Gold
GD-X6900FB-7
White & Black
GD-X6900FB-8B
Skeleton Gray & Silver
GD-X6900FB-8
Skeleton Gray & Gold
GD-X6900FB-1
GD-X6900FB-1

GD-X6900FB-7
GD-X6900FB-7

GD-X6900FB-8B
GD-X6900FB-8B

GD-X6900FB-8
GD-X6900FB-8

Specifications
Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
200 meters
World Time
48 cities (29 time zones); daylight saving on/off
Stopwatch
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; split time; other: 5-second countdown auto-start
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours (1-minute increments);auto-repeat; time-up alarm
Alarm
3 multi alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow)
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±15 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 10 years on CR2032
Size of Case
57.5 × 53.9 × 20.4 mm
Total Weight
Approx. 84 g
αGEL® is a registered trademark of Taica Corporation in Japan, the United States, and other countries.

Casio Releases G-SHOCK Watches Capable of Controlling Smartphone Music Players

Featuring Bluetooth® v4.0, These Watches Enable Two-way Operability with a Smartphone

GB-6900B-1
GB-X6900B-1
 Tokyo, August 8, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of the GB-6900B/X6900B*1 shock-resistant watches. These new watches feature improved communication that uses Bluetooth® v4.0 with low energy wireless technology and is powered by a second-generation engine which enables two-way operability between a paired smartphone and the watch. Users can now control a smartphone music player from the watch, or adjust watch settings from a smartphone.*2
  • *1 These watches are equipped with the LSI Bluetooth® Low Energy LSI ML7105 wireless technology jointly developed with LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  • *2 Available features depend on the smartphone model. For a list of supported smartphones and detailed specifications, visit here. These features require the G-SHOCK+ application, which is available for download from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for GALAXY S4. G-SHOCK+ will be made available for download concurrently with the release of the watches.
This year, Casio released the GB-5600AB /6900AB watches that can communicate with an iPhone, to enable features such as an audible, vibration or display notification on the watch when there is an incoming call or email, and auto synchronization to time data received from a paired smartphone. The watches grabbed attention among fans of innovative, next-generation time devices.

The new watches released today come with a second-generation engine, which not only ensures a stable connection, but also enables remote two-way operability with a smartphone, greatly enhancing not only usability itself but also the number of things the user can do. In addition to the previous notification features, the watches offer richer, two-way operability with a smartphone. 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.

The GB-6900B takes its shape from the classic G-SHOCK DW-6900, while the GB-X6900B has a big watchcase to emphasize toughness, also influenced by the design of the DW-6900. The GB-6900B comes in four models, and the GB-X6900B comes in three models.

Compatible with the following smartphones (as of August 8, 2013):
  • •iPhone 5/iPhone 4S(iOS6.0~6.1)
  • •GALAXY S4 (Android4.2.2)
Model
Color
GB-6900B-1
Black
GB-6900B-1B
Black×blue
GB-6900B-3
Green
GB-6900B-7
White
GB-X6900B-1
Black
GB-X6900B-2
Blue
GB-X6900B-4
Orange
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
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries. Galaxy S is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

Casio Releases New Baby-G with Multidimensional Face for a Textured Look

Modeled on the Dynamic Face Design of the G-SHOCK GA-110 With Sharp-looking Lustrous Metallic Finish

BA-110-8A, BA-110-7A1, BA-110-1A, BA-110-7A2
(From left) BA-110-8A, BA-110-7A1, BA-110-1A, BA-110-7A2


TOKYO, July 16, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of a new addition to the Baby-G line of shock-resistant watches for women. The new BA-110 features a multidimensional face and is modeled on the G-SHOCK GA-110, which is widely admired for its dynamic face design.

The GA-110 is a popular G-SHOCK model with watchface components arranged on multiple levels, creating a combination analog-digital display. The textured look of this model’s mechanical face design is especially trendy with young fans of street fashion.

The newly released BA-110 is a slimmer, more compact version of the popular G-SHOCK GA-110, designed to fit a woman’s wrist. By retaining GA-110 features such as a multidimensional watchface and metallic numeral marks, this cool design offers a fun new twist on the Baby-G look.

The BA-110 is available in four color options. The BA-110-1A features a black dial with distinctive gold numeral marks, while the BA-110-7A1 hits the fashion sweet spot with pink gold. The BA-110-7A2 offers a refreshing feel in translucent white resin, and the stylish BA-110-8A has a silver finish.
Model
Color
BA-110-1A
Black
BA-110-7A1
White
BA-110-7A2
Translucent White
BA-110-8A
Silver
BA-110-1A
BA-110-1A
BA-110-7A1
BA-110-7A1
BA-110-7A2
BA-110-7A2
BA-110-8A
BA-110-8A
Specifications
Construction
Shock-resistant
Water Resistance
100 meters
World Time
48 cities (29 time zones, daylight saving on/off), city code display
Stopwatch
1/100-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; split time, measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments); auto-repeat, progress beeper
Alarm
5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal
Other Functions
Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; LED light
Accuracy at Normal Temperature
±30 seconds per month
Battery Life
Approx. 2 years on SR726W
Size of Case
46.3×43.4×15.8mm
Total Weight
Approx. 44.9g

Casio Releases Limited Edition EDIFICE Metal Watch Designed in Collaboration with Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Special Model Created with Input from Infiniti Red Bull Racing Engineers and Mechanics

EQW-A1200RB
EQW-A1200RB
 
TOKYO, July 16, 2013 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it is releasing a new limited edition model in the EDIFICE line of analog metal watches—the EQW-A1200RB—to celebrate its partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

The limited edition EQW-A1200RB was created in consultation with the Formula One™ team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, which Casio has supported as an official partner since 2009. The new model, which incorporates input from Infiniti Red Bull Racing Engineers and Mechanics and is based on the vibration resistant EQW-A1200, features sturdy sapphire glass. This makes the new model the most scratch-resistant EDIFICE model to date. The team colors of blue and red have been incorporated into the bezel ring, city codes, and second hand, and the team logo is emblazoned on the face, making this is a watch well worthy of the Casio and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team partnership.

Just like the EQW-A1200, the new limited edition model has a compass function that operates with a small sensor. The Smart Access system also makes the plentiful functions a snap to use.

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, had this to say about the partnership with Casio and the new watch: “Casio EDIFICE is a great partner to have; their desire to push technology and design is very much aligned with our own aspirations. This new Limited Edition Infiniti Red Bull Racing watch, the EQW-A1200RB, seems to be the culmination of our great working partnership. The watch’s scratch and vibration resistant features are actually a result of observations made by Casio while spending time in the garage with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Drivers, Engineers and Mechanics who work in very tough conditions.”

Driver Mark Webber commented, “I have always enjoyed the sleek design of EDIFICE watches but I live an extreme lifestyle between Formula One™ and all the outdoor sports I love. The durable crystal watch face on the EQW-A1200RB allows me to continue to maintain my active lifestyle without sacrificing the design I have come to expect from an EDIFICE watch.”

Driver Sebastian Vettel remarked, “I like the fact that the new EQW-A1200RB was actually developed based on the interaction Casio had with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Engineers and Mechanics on site at races. So far I have really enjoyed every Limited Edition Infiniti Red Bull Racing watch from Casio EDIFICE but I do look forward to the EQW-A1200RB as it is designed for a tough and demanding environment such like Formula One™.”

Commenting on the release of the new watch, Casio Managing Director Hiroshi Nakamura said, "For the new EQW-A1200RB, we took advantage of our close relationship with Infiniti Red Bull Racing and obtained more input from Infiniti Red Bull Racing Engineers and Mechanics. We are very pleased to be able to collaborate with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, a team that enjoys global popularity."

The new watch comes in special box packaging with a card featuring photos of RB9, the Formula One™ race car of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, and the team's drivers, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. This exceptional model has everything it takes to delight collectors.
Team logo on the watchface
Team logo on the watchface
Features the Red Bull Racing team colors
Features the Red Bull Racing team colors
EDIFICE brand logo engraved on the back
EDIFICE brand logo engraved on the back
Special packaging
Special packaging
Specifications
Construction
Vibration-resistant Structure
Water Resistance
100 meters
Digital Compass
Hand indication of north (20 seconds continuous measurement); measuring unit: 6°; bidirectional calibration; magnetic declination correction
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day); manual reception
World Time
29 cities (29 time zones; daylight saving on/off, daylight saving time (summer time) / standard time auto switching) and Coordinated Universal Time
Stopwatch
1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 59’59.95”; measuring mode: elapsed time; lap time; lap time modes: 10 lap times and fastest lap time
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 60 minutes)
Alarm
Daily alarm
Other Functions
Automatic hands correction; battery indicator; date display; full auto-calendar
Power Source
Tough Solar™ power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge.
*Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
52.5×44.5×12.9mm
Total Weight
Approx.156g