The Jakarta Post
The BSA-B100 is the first Baby-G watch that can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. (Casio/File)
Japanese company Casio introduced a series of step-tracking sport watches in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Thursday.
Dubbed G-Squad, the digital analog G-Shock GBA-800, digital G-Shock GBD-800 and digital analog Baby-G BSA-B100 use an accelerometer to track the steps that can be directly viewed on your wrist. Users can also view their calorie count on an app that can be linked to their watch by Bluetooth. The number of steps and calories will be displayed in graphics.
The series also features Phone Finder that enables people to find their mobile phone by pressing a button on their watch. However, their phone has to be on ring mode and connected to the app with Bluetooth.
The G-Shock GBA-800 is equipped with a battery that will last at least two years. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
G-Squad watches boast durability and longevity with bezels and straps made from resin. They are also water-resistant, with the GBA-800 and GBD-800 able to handle depths of up to 200 meters, while the BSA-B100 can go down 100 m.
“The batteries on both the GBA-800 and BSA-B100 will last for at least two years, while the battery on the GBD-800 will last for a minimum of three years,” said Destria Ray, business relation manager of Casio Singapore, during the launching event.
The G-Shock GBD-800 comes in six color combinations. (JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
Available in a monotone color palette, the GBA-800 comes in nine different colors with prices starting at Rp 2,379,000 (US$164), while the GBD-800 has a two-tone palette that can be found in six color variants with prices starting at Rp 1,799,000.
The BSA-B100 only is equipped with a step reminder that will make a sound if users have not fulfilled their step goal. It has six different colors, and prices start at Rp 2,349,000.
The G-Squad will appear in Shock the World, a concert to celebrate G-Shock's 35th anniversary in different countries. In Indonesia, it will take place at Allianz Ecopark in Ancol Dreamland, North Jakarta on Saturday. Visitors can take part in a skateboard competition, dance competition, live mural painting and performances during the event. (kes)
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