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New Generation G-Shock w/Bluetooth v4.0 Compatible w/iPhone5

June 6, 2013

This is the new generation G-Shock, model GB-5600AB-1A, with Bluetooth v4.0 that is compatible with the iPhone 4S/5. It is housed in Casio’s classic, low-profile, square shaped case and features typical G-Shock functionality: LED backlight (Super Illuminator) world time (35 time zones with daylight savings indication), 1/100th-second stopwatch, countdown timer, up to 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, ability to measure elapsed time, split time and 1st-2nd place times, full auto-calendar (to 2099), 12/24-hour format and more.

In addition to standard G-Shock features, it also has the cool new Bluetooth v4.0 functionality which when linked to an iPhone 4S/5 includes: notification of incoming calls and emails, phone finder function to enable the iPhone alarm function from the watch, warning vibration when the watch loses its connections to the iPhone, time adjustment by synchronizing with the time data received from the iPhone, built-in tilt sensor to detect movement in the watch while it is power-saving mode to automatically reconnect to the iPhone, alert function notifies users of updates from Facebook and Twitter (not available in some countries).

Accuracy is ±15 seconds per month. The battery is good for 2 years (CR2032), assuming use of Mobile Link for 12-hours per day. The case is made of resin and measures 48.9 mm x 42.8 mm x 13.8 mm. Mineral glass protects the dial and water resistance is 200 meters. This model is not currently available in the US. (Ref. GB-5600AB-1A)

$1,000 or less, Baselworld, Casio