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    Question Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    I have a new G-8000 and am pretty happy with it EXCEPT for the illumination feature. I love that when I put it in "auto" mode it lights up when I turn my wrist. but when I push buttons to goto another feature it turns off. I want the light on!!!! that's why I pushed the button!

    My old timex had a feature that when I held down the light button it went to an "auto" mode and whenever ANY button was pressed the light came on. Is there a G-shock that does that?
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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    As far as I know there are no G-Shocks with Auto EL that operate as a "hands free" light. Auto EL light on the G-8000 can only be set up to last 1.5 or 3 seconds.
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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    i think the EL will be turned off (no matter what) when the alarm/beep is sounding (when you press the mode button, your watch beeps)

    i haven't tried it on a "mute"-able G yet though

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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92
    i think the EL will be turned off (no matter what) when the alarm/beep is sounding (when you press the mode button, your watch beeps)

    i haven't tried it on a "mute"-able G yet though
    nothing to do with the alarm, I just want the light to stay on for the 3 seconds when I am pressing buttons. sometimes I'm starting the chrono or countdown timer at night.
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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    i am a bit confused :-S

    do you mean the auto EL only works in time mode?

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    do you mean the EL (currently activitied by the auto EL) will be turned off when you press a button to change the mode to stopwatch or by pressing any button?

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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    Hello Stockae,
    I think he means that to toggle the watch through modes, cancels the el and that no subsequent push of the button enables the light.

    I'm familiar with the Timex feature; You can set the watch, so that as you toggle to, let's say, CDtimer each press of the mode button activates the INDIGLO. Then as you set the timer each push of the the settings buttons will also activate the INDIGLO.

    In this way, you can "set" functions and see what you're are doing at night.

    In so far as I'm aware for G-shocks pushing any other button after the illuminator, even if the "afterglow" is 3 seconds, will cancel the light immediately. Even if it's been activated by the auto el.

    It's admitedly an achilies heel (imho) of any g-shock I've heard off. The only thing I would really want to change.

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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    i see what you mean

    my Timex ironman also have "night mode" which comes into handy every once in a while

    for me, i only use it for my night/even run. and G-Shock is definitely NOT runner friendly (timex is miles ahead in this aspect)

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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92
    ....... and G-Shock is definitely NOT runner friendly (timex is miles ahead in this aspect)

    Agreed

    I wonder how the "Phys" line are though? Is it the same for them?

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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by setherd
    nothing to do with the alarm, I just want the light to stay on for the 3 seconds when I am pressing buttons. sometimes I'm starting the chrono or countdown timer at night.
    What you need is this fake Casio PRG-50 I have in front of me here, it keeps its backlight on no matter what else you press.

    Of course, it's a fake so it isn't accurate or water-resistant, but hey
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    Re: Do all G-Shocks illumination work this way?

    Hi Setherd -

    Most G-Shock backlight's are most certainly different depending on the model.

    Do you have a photo of your G-8000 backlight?

    The RAYSMAN has a good auto backlight feature that doesn't go off much unless you virtually sprain your wrist:-D

    Quote Originally Posted by setherd
    I have a new G-8000 and am pretty happy with it EXCEPT for the illumination feature. I love that when I put it in "auto" mode it lights up when I turn my wrist. but when I push buttons to goto another feature it turns off. I want the light on!!!! that's why I pushed the button!

    My old timex had a feature that when I held down the light button it went to an "auto" mode and whenever ANY button was pressed the light came on. Is there a G-shock that does that?

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