Washington: A Japan-based electronics maker has developed a new smart watch that besides telling the time also delivers email and phone call alerts by synchronising with your cellphone.
The Casio G-Shock GB6900AA Bluetooth Low Energy Smart Watch also includes notifications for basic things like calendar alerts, weather and stock - although you may have to squint to see them on the tiny screen.
According to Mashable, one can silence all of these vibrating notifications by simply double-tapping the watch's screen.
The watch's built-in system also notifies you when your cellphone is out of range.
Even with its smartphone-syncing capabilities, the watch reportedly doesn't consume an exorbitant amount of energy because it runs on a traditional button-cell battery.
Assuming that you use the Bluetooth function for 12 hours per day, the watch's battery could last two-year lifespan.
The watch was launched in Japan earlier this year. It is available for USD 180 in the US.
First Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 15:12