I am gearing up for a G-Shock purchase. I currently have a ProTrek 3510 as my daily watch and I like it a lot. But, after a few months of use, I have decided I would like my main watch to have an analog display. Analog or analog+digital would both be cool for me. But, I am addicted to my Multiband and Tough solar niceties, so I have been narrowing my search to a G that includes both those features. However, I know that Bluetooth + Connected app may serve the same end goal as Multiband, but I want to know some things about the experience from anyone who is currently using it.
How automatic is the Bluetooth sync with an iPhone? Does it require that the Casio Connected app be running in the foreground? As a comparison, I use Bluetooth Tile trackers and absolutely find them to be wonderfully useful. There is a Tile app that is installed on my iPhone. But once the app is installed, my phone will connect automatically (and silently) to the bluetooth Tiles when they are in range. If I turn off my phone and turn it on, they still connect automatically without me having to start up the Tile app again. It is a very modern experience.
If the Casio Connected app and G-Shock bluetooth enabled watch operated like that, then Eureka!, I would definitely consider Bluetooth as a suitable alternative to Multiband. But, I can also imagine a situation where Casio requires that I launch the app and tap a button if I consciously want to sync the time. If that were the case, I would not find it suitable alternative.
Can anyone who is currently using it (with an iPhone) chime in on the actual day-to-day experience of the Bluetooth and Connected app?