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The No Operating System Watch —— G-Shock GBA-400

gba400_g-shock_smartwatch gba-400-1a gba-400-2a gba-400-4a gba-400-1a9 Other reviewers have praised Casio for the simplicity and ease of operation of the latest Bluetooth watch to carry G-Shock branding: GBA-400. Staying true to their legacy trade, the G-Shock people, smartly doing what they do best, have designed the product with incredible shock, wear, and water resistance. casio g-shock smart phone g'mix app gba-400They stuffed in a load of features but managed to avoid an operating system. These watches control a few of the important operations of a smartphone, providing music remote control and telephony notifications. And that is it – no camera, microphone or gesturing an Android game. It would be a huge stretch to call them smartwatches. Compared to whiz-bang Apple, Sony, LG, Samsung, Motorola, et al, the GBA-400 comes off looking only slightly smarter than an oily canvas sack of cotter pins. Continue reading

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Casio Never Stops Tinkering

bluetooth_g-shock_gb5600b gb6900b next generationIt was a year later and already Casio had renewed its Bluetooth smart watch products to a “second generation” with increased compatibility and useful functions. They bet heavily on certain standards becoming mainstream: Bluetooth 4.0, Android KitKat, third party app development and popularity of features such as music control and clock setting. Continue reading

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Casio Smartphone G’zOne Type-L

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Casio, marketing the line as G’zOne, has been at this for a dozen years now, offering ruggedized basic phones with such butch model names as Boulder, Rock, Brigade and Commando. Continue reading

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