Smart watches have been gaining traction over two years and the latest to emerge is Casio’s ever reliable G-SHOCK, or more specially, theÂ GB6900AA Series. Aside from the accustomed features like resistance to shock and water, this Bluetooth 4.0 will pair with an iPhone and G-SHOCK+Â appÂ (iPhone 4S and 5) for automatic time sync, alerts for incoming calls and emails, and a Find Me function to help you locate your misplaced/out-of-range iPhone. As for the battery life, thanks to the lower power consumption ofÂ BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), users will get approximately 2 years on aÂ single button-cell battery – this is assuming that the bluetooth function is used for 12 hours per day. Impressive.
The GB6900 retails for $180 and is available at select Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Tourneau. Check out the video trailers and specifications after the break.