building find who has never heard about the Casio, Japanese company made famous worldwide with its high-quality electronics. In addition to the iconic calculators and electronic dictionaries, the company is known for your line of G-SHOCK watches, that since the 80 presents the market with products virtually indestructible.
And it is a mistake to think that the rise of the smartwatches is worried that Japanese giant — so much so that she is already putting on the market its first watch models with some smart functions, seeking to please an audience that likes to be always connected. The Casio seems to know well that, these days, a consumer just acquires a watch for style or innovative features.
And that’s why the company has just launched here in Brazil the ‘ GBA-MIX 400 G, model with Bluetooth connection able to communicate with a smartphone Android or iOS and control playback of songs. The TecMundo had the opportunity to spend a week experiencing the product, which hit the stores in July and has a suggested retail price of R$ 959. Is it worth investing in news?
Packaging and design
The GBA-400 comes at the hands of the consumer in a discrete form, but very pretty. The first package is a simple cardboard sleeve that, besides the watch itself, keeps a variety of papers and leaflets: the international warranty, a simplified manual, cards with QR Codes to key sites from Casio etc. The product itself is protected within a second packaging, made of metal and in hex format.
Anyone who has ever had any watch G-SHOCK series will feel right at home here. The model analyzed by the TecMundo has the same iconic visual style that popularized the line — and has been victim of numerous plagiarism around. Its design exudes robustness and resistance, and, despite being a gadget full of modern functions, Casio decided not to leave out some classic elements of this type of product.
We are talking here of a hybrid watch, i.e. equipped with pointers and also with digital display: the bottom shows the time (in the form of 12:00 or 12:00 am), while the upper function changes according to the time (by default, it displays a calendar in the format of month/day/day of week). Between the two displays is a spinning disk that indicates if the Bluetooth connection is enabled or not.
Its design exudes robustness and resistance.
And no touchscreen for 800zipcodes: GBA-400 operations are made totally by physical buttons surrounding the product. The button on the left side your on and off the wireless connectivity, while the one on the right (Rotary) allows you to navigate through menus. There are still four diagonal buttons: Light (responsible for calling the lighting of the screen), the Adjustments, the Mode and a final devoid of name.
Honoring the family name G-SHOCK, the GBA-400 is a watch practically indestructible. Its reinforced body can resist shocks, vibrations and falls – in addition, the model is waterproof and can be submerged in up to 200 meters. This causes the gadget is perfect for sportsmen. We made a point to wet the product and submit it to impact of different intensities during testing and he did very well in terms of resistance.
The lifespan of your battery is two years.
In addition, due to the simplicity of its intelligent features, the model analyzed has a very low energy consumption. Casio claims that the lifetime of your battery is two years (since the connection with the mobile phone is not used for more than 2 hours per day), i.e. This is the perfect watch for anyone who does not like to be tied up. When the battery runs out, however, it is necessary to replace the component with a new one.
Is it worth it?
We can say that the GBA-400 is a product aimed at a specific public. He definitely did not come to fight against the Pebble or a Bike 360 of life. It is a modern clock for anyone who likes a classic design. Fans of the series G-SHOCK for sure will be delighted by this news, which was able to combine iconic elements of this traditional line with some features of mobile connectivity.
It is a modern clock for anyone who likes a classic design.
To your resistance is one of the biggest highlights of the model, as well as the long battery life. Naturally, we’re disappointed with some points, such as the inability to control music play in streaming services and the alleged limitadíssima compatibility – Although the gadget has functioning normally with other devices, it is unlikely that the Casio support a customer whose cell phone is not Apple or Samsung.
The GBA-400 is available in four different colours: black with silver (version tested by TecMundo), black with gold, purple with silver and red with silver. All models have the same MSRP-959-R$ and can be found in specialized outlets such as jewellery shops s. Stein, Emerald, New team, MaxClock and Tokyo. Also it’s not hard to find the clock with some sellers on eBay.
Again, the novelty of the Casio is not geared to those who want to enter the world of smartwatches and have an extension of your smartphone on the wrist, but who uses conventional watches in your day to day and/or is a fan of the G-SHOCK line. In this case, GBA connectivity-400 with the cell phone, even for simple tasks like music, control is something welcome to modernize your daily life.
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