Let’s face it. As convenient as smartphones are, sometimes it’s just not convenient (or tasteful) to break it out. The Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Low Energy Smart Watch ($180) helps you stay in touch without looking like a complete ignoramus at your friend’s birthday dinner. Utilizing Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth low energy technology), the watch connects with your iPhone 5/4S to provide notifications of incoming calls and emails, features that also come in handy when your phone’s in vibrate mode and buried in your coat pocket.
The G-Shock Bluetooth even helps you remember your phone in the first place, since its Link Loss function vibrates when the watch passes beyond connection range; a Phone Finder Feature helps track said renegade phone down. Time-zone jumpers will appreciate the watch’s time auto-sync updates — again, thanks to their smartphones. Of course, G-Shock toughness and 200 meter water resistance come standard.
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