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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-fob View Post
    i remember i said something about this already, but where, not even in the thread linked by Mike ....

    I DON'T NEED A BLUETOOTH Gshock AT ALL, the fact is I am surrounded myself with laptops, computers, ipad, and smartphones all the time - everything is within reach - now that if I decide to walk out of the computer/internet world, I want to walk out FREE completely , IF I wear this bluetooth Gshock, it's a distraction instead of helper

    same thing applies when I drive, work, or do anything... it makes me less productive and less concentrate on things in front of my face -

    who/which is slave of whom?

    being connected all the time is cool - but is it really LIVING life? or wasting time time on earth?

    this topic also leads to the discussion of SHELL AND SELF for Gshock, to me bluetooth Gshock doesn't have its own soul (transistor), whereas, the non-bluetooth Gshock seems to have one of its own character and talk to us collectors independently, individually (perhaps there will be time we discuss this)

    so I don't want to own a handcuff, I don't want to collect something that has no character value to me, I don't want to buy a bluetooth gshock nor any smart watch out there ...
    This is so true! I was thinking the same
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    On My Friend well said.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    I understand the disconnecting thing. To take it a step further, several years ago I actually stopped wearing watches altogether. It was liberating in a way. I found that I could go throughout my day just fine without worrying or thinking about the exact time. If I was at home or in the car or at work there were many other ways to tell the time if I really needed it. If I was out working in the yard or exercising, or at the store, doing something with the kids, whatever, I felt I could be more in the moment, just doing whatever as long as I wanted and stopping whenever I wanted to stop, not caring if it was 2:37 or 2:52. I even stopped using an alarm to wake up in the morning, somehow I just started waking up around the same time every day. I eventually got back into watches, not because I needed to, I just love watches and missed wearing them I guess. I still don't use an alarm to wake up in the morning though.
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Besides the BT and vibe, what are the several other advantages over other G's?
    Check out page 5, where member Stevie listed 7 bullets and I added another 5 for the benefits of the GB5600B.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyle View Post
    I haven't done extensive research, but from first glance, the GB5600B series is extremely underrated. Even without BT, it's a hell of a watch...
    Yup, it's great as a standalone (Bluetooth off) watch. In fact, since I upgraded my phone to Android 6, I haven't even bother to connect it. I think it may be the smallest vibe alarm watch. The force of vibration is off course not as strong as the GD350's, but there are several modes of vibration you can select which GD350 only have 1 mode.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Out of stevie's comments, the only one that could be an advantage over another square is the vibe, and that's a matter of preference, some might consider the lack of certain features a detriment:
    Vibra alarm
    Square shape and not massive
    Easy to read - (not full of dials, readouts and eye candy)
    long battery life
    No solar power
    No atomic signal? (Don't receive it here anyway)
    It's a g Shock, so it's reliable and tough

    geekmasters points are more specific:
    Poor" man's GW5000 lookalike.
    Bright LED back light. The only square at this point to use that.
    Tons of functions! Even with Bluetooth turned off, you got 1000h stopwatch, 100h timer, UTC with 15min increment, 100 cities world time, vibe alarm, etc. Easily the most feature rich square to this day.
    Big and clear digits! One of most legible squares, even bigger digits than GWM5610.
    Higher quality resin and comes with metal keeper. Probably not to the quality of the GW5000, but pretty nice compare to lower G's.

    I love squares so I'm not gonna knock the bluetooth models. I wouldn't be against getting one. For me the only reason though would be the led, vibe, and digit differences. The expanded stopwatch, timer, and cities are of no value to me as I don't ever time anything longer than an hour and don't usually use more than a 3-4 time zones. If it was compatible with my other square it might seal the deal:
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Strangely enough I became attracted to Casios when smart watches became all the rage. I wanted something unambiguously retro, and started out with an F91-W and my hobby grew from there.

    However I am not anti-bluetooth. A setup that is tastefully and conveniently done might be tempting. It would be a relatively cheap way to add pseudo-atomic to a wristwatch, it is only a matter of time before this gets into many more Casios. And there are only so many 80's throwbacks like me that they can sell an F91-W to. But ... my phone being one of the those crazy Windows Nokia things, it will be a cold day Hell before Casio writes a bluetooth client for my phone.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Out of stevie's comments, the only one that could be an advantage over another square is the vibe, and that's a matter of preference, some might consider the lack of certain features a detriment:
    Vibra alarm
    Square shape and not massive
    Easy to read - (not full of dials, readouts and eye candy)
    long battery life
    No solar power
    No atomic signal? (Don't receive it here anyway)
    It's a g Shock, so it's reliable and tough

    geekmasters points are more specific:
    Poor" man's GW5000 lookalike.
    Bright LED back light. The only square at this point to use that.
    Tons of functions! Even with Bluetooth turned off, you got 1000h stopwatch, 100h timer, UTC with 15min increment, 100 cities world time, vibe alarm, etc. Easily the most feature rich square to this day.
    Big and clear digits! One of most legible squares, even bigger digits than GWM5610.
    Higher quality resin and comes with metal keeper. Probably not to the quality of the GW5000, but pretty nice compare to lower G's.

    I love squares so I'm not gonna knock the bluetooth models. I wouldn't be against getting one. For me the only reason though would be the led, vibe, and digit differences. The expanded stopwatch, timer, and cities are of no value to me as I don't ever time anything longer than an hour and don't usually use more than a 3-4 time zones. If it was compatible with my other square it might seal the deal:
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    The advantages listed in the quoted post, not to mention the very useful vibe feature & also essentially having time sync (via BT), is exactly why I believe the GB5600B is probably the most underrated model in all of Casio's lineup. Forget the BT function if you don't like it. You don't have to use it. Just consider BT an extra feature if you do want to play around with it & see what it can do for you.

    I'm no longer on the fence & believe this is THE must-have G-Shock. Casio watches have always been about technology so I don't get the disconnect some people are having with the BT models. And like I said, you can always turn it off.
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    Check out page 5, where member Stevie listed 7 bullets and I added another 5 for the benefits of the GB5600B.



    Yup, it's great as a standalone (Bluetooth off) watch. In fact, since I upgraded my phone to Android 6, I haven't even bother to connect it. I think it may be the smallest vibe alarm watch. The force of vibration is off course not as strong as the GD350's, but there are several modes of vibration you can select which GD350 only have 1 mode.
    Excellent points about the smaller size (case thickness) compared to other vibe models as well as the vibe mode options. Two more reasons why I now consider this model to be the king of G-Shocks (everything considered, including value).
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    I'm glad Casio made the bluetooth square in the first place, at least it shows that they were looking to expand the square possibilities. Maybe for example they would use the led or the vibe in a future square. I don't really need any of it's features but I like variety in my squares so I would have no issue picking one up someday.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

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    Nice! AT&T edition with the slightly rounded corners. The best looking Passport of all times.

    Greetings from my Blackberry 9900
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    My blackberry priv connects to the casio bluetooth but it is the first blackberry android phone :)
    Davosa,Omega speedy reduced, Seiko(6) ,Orient (3),Citizen (3) GShocks(8), Pebble Time smartwatches (2) are my poison on a Skinny 5 and 3/4 inch wrist

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