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    Will there ever be GPS to replace MB6 ? (in a digital watch)
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    Re: GPS set Digital Casio? .....

    Well, it has in the Rangeman GPR-B1000. Hopefully the technology will migrate down to smaller digital Casios in the future.

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    Re: GPS set Digital Casio? .....

    I bet GPS circuitry is smaller than a WWVB antenna.. (ferrite rod with a coil)
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    Re: GPS set Digital Casio? .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    Will there ever be GPS to replace MB6 ? (in a digital watch)
    My guess would be no. I would imagine GPS consume more power than MB6, and seems like Casio is moving towards bluetooth technology.

    Another issue for GPS time sync is that it doesn't carry DST information. The watch would still rely on MB6, builtin ROM setting, or programmable setting via BT for DST information.

    And then its the packaging. GPS is the largest of all so far, BT can perform time sync (via cell phone network) and can be put together in a smaller package. And BT + cell phone works for most of the people.

    With BT updating the watch, the watch ended up can handle DST even without MB6, which is nice.

    I think Casio will keep GPS for the some model, but it won't be replacing MB6.
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    Re: GPS set Digital Casio? .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    Will there ever be GPS to replace MB6 ? (in a digital watch)
    My guess would be no. I would imagine GPS consume more power than MB6, and seems like Casio is moving towards bluetooth technology.

    Another issue for GPS time sync is that it doesn't carry DST information. The watch would still rely on MB6, builtin ROM setting, or programmable setting via BT for DST information.

    And then its the packaging. GPS is the largest of all so far, BT can perform time sync (via cell phone network) and can be put together in a smaller package. And BT + cell phone works for most of the people.

    With BT updating the watch, the watch ended up can handle DST even without MB6, which is nice.

    I think Casio will keep GPS for the some model, but it won't be replacing MB6.
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    Re: GPS set Digital Casio? .....

    I don't mind setting the time manually... I do it once a month with the help of www.time.gov ... I wait for the seconds to go higher than 30 and press the second reset button until the time catches up with the watch.
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    For us non GPS types who live near a tower (or towers in my case) I hope MB6 sticks around for a long time.
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