Japanese watches / Quartz watches
To some, the new Casio G-Shock Rangeman (ref. GPR-B1000-1 / 1B) line of adventure watches may look like a glorified steam engine trying to compete with sleek and glossy bullet trains. Still, offering solar-assisted GPS navigation, adequate (although not stunning) battery life, as well as a bunch of other usable (the watch won't bother you with incoming messages alarms, but will let you retrace your route step by step if you somehow get lost in a wilderness) functions, this gadget looks like a reliable backup for your standalone professional GPS tracker.
Garmin, the American-based consumer and professional navigation specialist, a company which is incorporated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (the town is mostly known for being home for the luxury watch maker IWC), has just presented its new, ruggedized adventure wrist watch. Called Garmin Fenix, the new GPS-powered timekeeper features all the necessary gizmos that a hiker or a backpacker needs while travelling from point A to point B.
Gadgets / Japanese watches
The guys at TokyoFlash have recently unveiled a limited edition version of their long sold out Kisai Rogue Touch wrist watch. Called rather plainly Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch LED, the new timekeeper differs from the original only with the size of its case and the way it is attached to your, um, body.
The new Casio G-Shock GDF100 digital electronic watch comes equipped with a two-in-one front-facing pressure and temperature sensor. Although its exterior styling is light years away from something that is usually associated with a 'pilot's watch', it is (rather unsurprisingly, I would say) also way more usable for those who actually fly something more powerful than an office chair.
The Japanese watch brand has revealed its new Casio Men In Dark Purple (MIDP) GF-1000BP-1DR Frogman electronic diving watch that will go on sale in April 2011. Huge as the national debt of the United States, the new device seems to be designed with the kind of people in mind who prefer a Kawasaki Ninja to a Nissan Micra as main means of transportation.
The Japanese electronics giant and the NYC-based lifestyle brand have teamed together to introduce a branded Casio G-Shock X Alife G5500AL-1 electronic digital watch. With its styling reminiscent of the crazy 80s and a relatively low price, the new wristwatch makes it really tempting to grab for the credit card and make the purchase. Must. Resist. Now.
The Japanese watchmaking company has presented three more versions of their popular Casio G-Shock Pathfinder model range known for its rugged durability with functionality specifically designed for those spending their holidays not on a salty beach, but in forests and mountains. Available soon as refs. PAG240-1, PAG240B-2 and PAG240T-7, the three gadgets offer the same approach to exterior design that seems to be inspired by their highly successful G-Shock line, but are targeted at persons leading an even more active lifestyle.
With this new Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF 1000-1 model, the iconic Frogman -the model that was created specifically for scuba diving- has received a major facelift. Of course, being a member of the G-Shock family, the update wasn't limited to just looks like it is almost always the case with dressier Submariners and hundreds of wannabes. The main change is hidden behind the timekeeper's resin-clad outer shell.