Music features come to G-Shock model

The G-Shock G'Mix GBA-400-1A can identify the music playing around you. ©Casio Japan

The G-Shock G’Mix GBA-400-1A can identify the music playing around you.
©Casio Japan

The latest model in Casio’s expanding G-Shock range of digital timepieces with above average intelligence features will come complete with SoundHound music recognition.

So if music is playing anywhere in the local vicinity, the G-Shock GBA-400 will automatically recognize it and display the song’s title on its in-built screen.

But as well as music discovery, the latest Casio timepiece also offers music control. When linked to a smartphone via Bluetooth, the watch’s bezel can be twisted back and forward to skip tracks.

And, like all of Casio’s Smart Bluetooth G-Shock watches, it will also notify you when there’s mail in your inbox or if there is a missed or incoming call. Setting up the notifications is done via a dedicated iPhone or Android app.

But best of all, as long as the watch’s full smart Bluetooth functions are used for no more than two hours a day, it will run for two years before the batteries are dead (not two days like a host of other smartwatches). Then, just like any other digital watch, it’s simply a matter of taking it to a watch shop and having the battery replaced.

The G-Shock G’ Mix GBA-400 will be available in black, red or blue when it goes on sale in its native Japan on September 19, priced at 23,000 yen which works out to roughly €170 or $225.-AFP/Relaxnews

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