December 6th 2012
By Mike Flaminio
As smart phones become smaller and lighter, for the most part, wrist watches have become kind of redundant. Even special functions can be handled by apps, beyond simple time/date keeping. The G-Shock was announced last year, and one of the early watches coming to market that look to link with smartphones. Good idea. Essentially this lets users keep their phone in their pocket, but it's also interesting that it's a two-way symbiotic thing. The phone helps keep the watch's time accurate.
The G-Shock line is available in Black, Gray-Blue, Brown, and White. The watches retail for $180 and require an iPhone 4S or newer.