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    OLED screens soon?

    OLEDs really make an impressive display & are now starting to come out on other things like dive watches etc.

    Any rumors on if G-Shock is exploring OLEDs?

    It would really give it a much better look and I'm pretty sure are also very durable.

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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyscience View Post
    OLEDs really make an impressive display & are now starting to come out on other things like dive watches etc.

    Any rumors on if G-Shock is exploring OLEDs?

    It would really give it a much better look and I'm pretty sure are also very durable.

    Even if Casio decides to use OLED screen in their watches, G-shock will be the last watches to have it, so the wait might be long.
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    Re: OLED screens soon?

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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    There is a big issue with OLEDS:
    Power consumption.

    The OLED is using much more power then the LCD or a E-ink Display.
    Having the display switched on all the day the battery live would be around one day i guess.
    So you would have to:
    - switch off the display by default and show it only by triggering a switch or special arm movement
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    - keep the display lit and charge the battery each day

    I thing neither of these options is good for a G-Shock watch.
    I dont expect anything like a OLED as the regular watch display soon in a G-Shock.
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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    There is a big issue with OLEDS:
    Power consumption.

    The OLED is using much more power then the LCD or a E-ink Display.
    Having the display switched on all the day the battery live would be around one day i guess.
    So you would have to:
    - switch off the display by default and show it only by triggering a switch or special arm movement
    or
    - keep the display lit and charge the battery each day

    I thing neither of these options is good for a G-Shock watch.
    I dont expect anything like a OLED as the regular watch display soon in a G-Shock.
    I'll second that.


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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    There is a big issue with OLEDS:
    Power consumption.

    The OLED is using much more power then the LCD or a E-ink Display.
    Having the display switched on all the day the battery live would be around one day i guess.
    So you would have to:
    - switch off the display by default and show it only by triggering a switch or special arm movement
    or
    - keep the display lit and charge the battery each day

    I thing neither of these options is good for a G-Shock watch.
    I dont expect anything like a OLED as the regular watch display soon in a G-Shock.

    From Wikipedia "OLED can use more than three times as much power to display an image with a white background..... This can lead to reduced battery life in mobile devices, when white backgrounds are used."

    Diminished battery life of OLED used in many smart-phones is why some of those that have OLED can't make it thru a day without being recharged.

    The color blue degrades in OLEDs faster than other colors. Color balance is altered with age.
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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    Ahh I didn't think of their power consumption. Yeah I guess I don't see them being used any time soon

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    Re: OLED screens soon?

    I like my Gs the way it is. Even for the Bluetooth Gs, I'm already having a bit of a problem liking it. OLED Gs? no way man. Imvho, my watch should stay a watch. If it starts picking up calls or comes with mini-games and all that stuffs...it really puts me off lol.
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