How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

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    Question How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    And other newer g shock models are only 5 Band....?

    Other watches that have 6 Band are often more expensive.

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    And other newer g shock models are only 5 Band....?

    Other watches that have 6 Band are often more expensive.
    5 Band watches came before 6 Band models, due to the (then current) limit of stations around the world transmitting the atomic timekeeping signal. Now with the additional location, there are 6 transmission locations. Eventually their will be global coverage via yet more stations, at present 6 is the maximum. Where price is concerned it takes a six frequency radio in the watch to receive all six signals, therefore there is additional expense.

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    Just wondered cause the new GWM5600A's came out in July 2009 and it only has 5 Band..and i think the GW6900 came out the same time or maybe 1-2 months later...

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    Just wondered cause the new GWM5600A's came out in July 2009 and it only has 5 Band..and i think the GW6900 came out the same time or maybe 1-2 months later...
    There's no way to determine how Casio makes those choices, in terms of timing.

    You will notice that of the three brand new MIMB series the Gulfman is the only one sold with a 5-Band module.

    The MIMG Riseman and MIMG Mudman are all 6-Band models.

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    The GW-M5600a shares the module of the earlier GW-M5600-1.
    Casio is not designing new modules for additional color variancies.

    I. e. the DW-6900 is alway made using the same module number from 1996 until now.


    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    Just wondered cause the new GWM5600A's came out in July 2009 and it only has 5 Band..and i think the GW6900 came out the same time or maybe 1-2 months later...

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    Maybe there was a limitation in the 5600 due to the size of the case?


    EDIT. Nevermind...

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhoJ View Post
    Maybe there was a limitation in the 5600 due to the size of the case?


    EDIT. Nevermind...

    the GW5000 has a very similar or probably the same case size and have 6 Band....
    Last edited by mongo; November 11th, 2009 at 02:29.

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    Re: How come the GW6900 is a 6 Band?

    the gwm5600a releases use an older module than the gw6900. so while it is a newer color, it is an older 'brain'.

    but it still wouldn't be accurate to say all future casio radio watches are 6 bands or more. casio is still making 'waveceptor' watches with new modules. i think these 'new' modules are probably small tweaks on chipsets and designs (and code) that are ages old, but nevertheless there they are. and as one keen forumite noticed, some of latest waveceptor-branded casios are actually just japan/china receiving! by the way, this is mostly (especially when the stations share a frequency) a software restriction.
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