Casio is a prosperous company that was established in 1940. Since then the company has always been on top by producing various things like mobile phones, calculators, musical instruments and wristwatches. The production of the Casio watches started in 1970 and since then they have been trying to bring new and innovative elements to the manufacturing process and they have managed to produce a number of classic looking timepieces that work well even now. Casio is one of the first companies to use the quartz crystal thus making their watches popular in analogue and digital formats.
Since 1980 the G-Shock range started gaining popularity and in 1990 it became the most famous range of Casio wrist watches. In 1983 Casio launched the G-Shock shock-resistant watches line. At this time watches were considered to be a fragile piece of jewelry that needed to be handled with great care and delicacy. That is why the Casio engineers embarked on a mission to create the world’s toughest watch. This is how the story of G-Shock line begins. The first G-Shock model was Casio DW-5000C and it was designed by Kikuo Ibe. The watch was designed around the tripple ten concept – the concept for a watch that has a ten years batery life, to be water resistant up to 10 bar, and to be able to survive a 10 meters fall onto hard surfice like concrete. About 200 G-Shock prototypes were tested by dropping them from rooftops. Although it took 10 years for the watches to become popular, they have been the most preferred purchase by the Casio customers even to this day. The G-Shock models are definitely strong, well made and very accurate. The engineers decided to use triple protection for the watch’s parts, module and case. The G-Shock line offered a new type of watches that was doing to be unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Right after the launch of the new line, it was immediatelly recognized for its functionality, and it became extremely popular. The line is preferred by the people that have some of the toughest jobs in the world like the US Special Forces, firemen, astronauts and mountaineers. Here are two of Casio’s latest releases for 2015.
Casio G-Shock Men’s Solar Digital Watch with Resin Strap
This magnificent and durable Casio G-Shock wristwatch came out on the market just at the beginning of the year but has quickly become people’s favorite buy. Its features are many and its round shape is attractive. The display is digital and the material of the dial window is mineral. The case is made of resin and the clasp is a traditional buckle. It is not very big with a case diameter of 53 mm and thickness of 16 mm. The wristband is made of resin and it is 10 cm long in black and the color of the dial is black too. The bezel is also made of resin. The watch has a calendar as well that shows date and time and is located at the 3 o’clock position. It is very light as it weighs only 70 grams and has many special features such as light, alarm, and stopwatch and it is also solar powered. The water resistance is 20bar which is roughly 200 meters. The warranty is by the manufacturer is 2 years. It is ideal for the man with a busy lifestyle who wants to look stylish at the same time.
Casio G-Shock SBT 1000 sports watch Bluetooth connectivity
At the beginning of 2015 Casio has presented its very first Bluetooth sports model at CES 2015 and that is the Casio G-Shock SBT-1000. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE in order to connect to different iPhone apps for fitness so it can present fitness data from various sources. At this moment in time the model is compatible with the Runmeter, Wahoo Fitness, Walkmeter and the Cyclemeter fitness apps. Casio have stated that they are planning on extending the number of compatible apps in the future. The watch is used for checking fitness data like distance walked, running pace, and elapsed time. The G-Shock STB- 1000 has a cadence sensor that can calculate your pulse, pedal rotations and cycle speed.
The Casio SBT 1000 is a great sports Casio G-Shock wristwatch as it has numerous features that can be used whilst exercising. Its battery life is approximately 2 years; it has a waterproof and versatile design that makes the watch very easy to wear during workouts. The buttons on the model can control the music played on your iPhone and it also notifies the wearer of notifications or incoming calls.
These two models that Casio has presented on the market this year can be a really nice gift for any occasion. If you are interested to read more detailed information about any of the above mnetioned G-Shock models, or any other Casio model, please be sure to visit no.uniwatches.com.