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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

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    While you guys need a GPS to find your way, Chuck Norris uses it to find the Satellite!

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    Got mine on preorder but was curious what the below text means as many places in the US and world wide can often have temperatures at or below -4f/-20c. Would anyone be able to shed some light as to what low temp resistance is?

    “Tough Construction to Withstand Harsh Conditions

    The watch is designed to withstand harsh conditions with dust- and dirt-proof, mud-resistant construction, low-temperature resistance down to -20°C (-4°F), a carbon fiber insert band, and sapphire crystal.”
    Low temp tolerance in the G-Shock world means that more voltage gets applied to the LCD enabling it to operate under colder temperatures. The -20 C is the lowest the watch will show time before going dim on you. Any colder and the display is not functional however the watch will come back to life when heated again. It is worth noticing that under such cold conditions the battery will drain much faster then specifications say. If you wear the watch on your wrist it will not reach below -20 Celsius even if it is colder then that outside. If it reaches that temperature on the wrist I would worry that the wearer is probably dead!
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    $800 watch and Casio CANT put a Full Width strap on this watch ??? Are you kidding me ? What a bunch of BS. I am NOT going to to spend $800 on a watch where they try to save $5 and make the bracelet slimmer to save money.
    That is the oldest trick in the book. Shame on them!
    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    The strap may be strong enough but with such a large watch it needs to be balanced. Also this thing is towards heavy at 140 grams so strap needs to have as much surface as possible, be as wide as possible.
    I thought you were being facetious too but it really does seem like this is bothering you quite a bit.
    You do realise that the size of the strap IS full width right? As in the regular width they use on the majority of their watches. Which I would say they found to be the optimal size for function, style and comfort. The only bands wider are the military strap/glide models which take a lot of wear to become comfy, if at all.
    So youre saying they put a band similar to premium models like the gpw, gwg and original rangeman, added carbon fibre but deliberately didnt make it bigger than normal just to save money???
    And some how that equates to “the oldest trick in the book”?? what trick is that exactly? Continuing similarities between other premium models for continuity, familiarity/brand recognition and cost effectiveness? Yep oldest trick ever alright!! Got us again!! those bar sterds!! Haha

    Even with a wide, heavy/metal band the ratio of band to watch weight is always far less and will never balance out, nor should it need to. The band is to hold the watch to your wrist, not balance on a fulcrum. More surface and width will simple lessen comfort and add bulk since youre essentially wearing a cuff and I doubt anyone doing anything physical will want a big plastic arm band to trap sweat and restrict movement. plus cuffs are out, its not the early 2000s anymore ;)

    Similar bands are on the gwg (approx.. 120g) and the gpw (approx.. 130g) and the mtgg (pushing 200g - heavier band but still the same width) yet they do fine holding the watch to the arm. They don’t do anything about the top heaviness tho, so maybe just wear it tighter if you don’t want the thing to move around?

    Either way, it’s an odd feature to nitpick and a rather weird angle to try and provide substance to your outrage.
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odie View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. Two different ways of looking at it:

    1. Because it doesn’t rely on an OS of sort, you don’t have to worry about “update glitches”. WYSIWYG when it comes to the module.

    2. It seems a bit slow with a delay in operation from operation to operation. Will it in a few years feel like a cell phone that you’ve had for a few years? It doesn’t appear to be firmware upgradable, so if there is an issue it can’t be fixed.

    As annoying as this watch is to me, it’s actually a smart decision on Casio’s part because the “Smarter” the watch is, the “faster” the watch gets replaced with something else. Next year, they’ll probably release an updated MM that will be smarter and faster...so people will naturally gravitate towards that because of the technology and move on from this Ranger.
    I agree with you,
    hoping that this rangeman won't be a yearly release with updated versions every year
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Is the GPS function possible to use (I mean navigate to a certain place) when not paired with a smartphone? If I get lost in an unknown place with no phone, can I still use the watch to navigate me to civilzation? The GPR does not have downloaded maps, so how the GPS actually works?

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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Question...

    Is it necessary to always use GPS, so that the exact time is displayed? In my Mudmaster GWG 1000 is a wave ceptor which shows exactly time.
    How is it working on this new Rangeman?

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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by smart01 View Post
    Question...

    Is it necessary to always use GPS, so that the exact time is displayed? In my Mudmaster GWG 1000 is a wave ceptor which shows exactly time.
    How is it working on this new Rangeman?

    Thanks
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    I assume that when you say "exact time," you mean from a time sync, right? Then no, you don't need GPS. The watch will sync to the correct time via Bluetooth automatically, multiple times per day.



    Quote Originally Posted by Feltox View Post
    Is the GPS function possible to use (I mean navigate to a certain place) when not paired with a smartphone? If I get lost in an unknown place with no phone, can I still use the watch to navigate me to civilzation? The GPR does not have downloaded maps, so how the GPS actually works?
    Now think about this. If the watch has no maps built in, how would it be able to navigate you to civilation by itself??? In that situation (i.e., plane crash in remote locale) the best thing you could use is your brain, and a compass.

    Now if you WALKED into an unknown place and got lost, and had GPS Nav on, you could use the backtrack feature to go back to your starting point (and become "un-lost" ).

    Moral of the story: don't get into a plane crash in remote areas without your watch AND your phone.
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time4Playnow View Post
    I assume that when you say "exact time," you mean from a time sync, right? Then no, you don't need GPS. The watch will sync to the correct time via Bluetooth automatically, multiple times per day.





    Now think about this. If the watch has no maps built in, how would it be able to navigate you to civilation by itself??? In that situation (i.e., plane crash in remote locale) the best thing you could use is your brain, and a compass.

    Now if you WALKED into an unknown place and got lost, and had GPS Nav on, you could use the backtrack feature to go back to your starting point (and become "un-lost" ).

    Moral of the story: don't get into a plane crash in remote areas without your watch AND your phone.
    Also you can start to track while in the airplane. I'm talking little plane, not a airliner.
    Like that in case of crash you got at least a track back to the field.

    Moral of story start to track yourself when you start to leave your confort zone.
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    @Time4Playow,

    no i do not mean the sync to the mobile phone.

    I want to know, from which signal this watch knows, what time exactly it is... As i wrote, my Mudmann have a wave ceptor, this watch get the time from this signal.
    Is it getting the signal from GPS? Ifit is like this, GPS must switch on all the time and then the battery is empty in around one day.

    I hope, you understand what i mean...

    Thanks..
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    Re: the next new RANGMAN GPR-B1000 ===>800$ ?

    Quote Originally Posted by smart01 View Post
    @Time4Playow,

    no i do not mean the sync to the mobile phone.

    I want to know, from which signal this watch knows, what time exactly it is... As i wrote, my Mudmann have a wave ceptor, this watch get the time from this signal.
    Is it getting the signal from GPS? Ifit is like this, GPS must switch on all the time and then the battery is empty in around one day.

    I hope, you understand what i mean...

    Thanks..
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    Yes, you are talking about a "time sync" signal. And the watch does that in two ways:

    • Bluetooth: it uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone and get the time sync from the phone. (which gets its time sync from Internet servers)
    • GPS: It can get a time sync using GPS also.


    However, as I mentioned, the watch will "sync" via Bluetooth automatically, about 4 times/day. In that case your watch will always have the correct, exact time.

    If it does not sync via Bluetooth - maybe if your phone is not around - it will get the time sync via GPS. It only takes about 10 seconds or so.
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