Casio Japan has announced the release of the first watch with GPS and atomic clock radio signal reception. The GPW-1000 G-Shock features a high-performance GPS LSI system manufactured by Sony Corporation in collaboration with Casio.
The Multi-Band 6 technology allows receiving atomic clock calibration signals transmitted from six stations around the world. And it functions with the GPS in a hybrid system, so this new watch can keep accurate time anywhere in the world. When the radio signals are not available the watch automatically receives GPS signals and adjusts the time based on that input instead.
It's an innovative technology that is only possible now due to improvements in lower power consumption by these new chips. Older systems would have drained the battery far too fast. We will have to see if these watches batteries perform as well as other G-Shock models in real world testing.
Bump of Chicken
Bump of Chicken has teamed up with Casio in Japan to produce a new DW5600 collaboration G-Shock. The Japanese rock group has been around since 1994, so this is celebrating their 20th anniversary. The watch is being released for this 2014 Willpolis tour.
It has a retail price of about $167 and will probably only be available in Japan. The G-Shock comes in a specially designed cardboard box and has a few nice custom features. The band's logo is featured in the backlight, case back and on the packaging. And there's a pattern printed on the band.
It's a nice looking design that goes along with the rest of the band's tour merchandise. 3,000 of the watches have been produced.
The GD-120CM comes in 3 colourways – green/brown, black/grey and a stand-out red camouflage for the more daring.
The GD-120CM features a full auto calendar, water resistance up to 200 meters, five daily alarms, a forty-eight time zone world clock, Super LED Backlight and a 3 year battery life.
The GD-X6900CM, the oversized model of the range is available in two colour schemes, the traditional green/brown and a black/grey version.
The GD-X6900CM features a full auto calendar, water resistance up to 200 meters, five daily alarms, a forty-eight time zone world clock and Multi-Home time. The new model also features a 10 year battery life.
A nice addition to the range, the GA-100CF comes in two colourways but the main feature is the classic camouflage pattern on the face of the watch.
The GA-100CF features a full auto calendar, water resistance up to 200 meters, five daily alarms, a forty-eight time zone world clock and Multi-Home time. A 3 year battery life, magnetic resistance and speed indicator.