Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A

Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A

Curious G-Shock with a set of traditional features such as a stopwatch and timer, and a number of special features. First of all, this control music playback on the smartphone …

Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A: Design, construction

Watches are available in four colors, all of them interesting, but rather the size of the male, on a thin girlish wrist they will look like a foreign object.

The colors are good, if it were possible to choose, I’d settled on a simple black model.

The strap is made of polyurethane, a concern Buckley made of plastic, as if it did not happen with the active use. Weight of the model is small, there is no metallic elements. Traditional design for G-Shock, a kind of transformer with brutal arrows. Pay attention to the “gear” under the dial, it turns to the position when switching On / Off. Under glass – two small screen, they can see different information: the time in another city (it is convenient), stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm clock (in principle, it has all the basic functions). Podsvedka LED, good. Arrows look nice, but the first time to read the information does not work – they are thin, look no catches. When wearing no problems, do not rub the wrist strap.

Dimensions hours – 55 x 51.9 x 18.3 mm, weight – 66 grams. Traditional packaging – metal box black.

Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A: Work with your smartphone

The company hit upon a very interesting niche in the GBA-400 successfully combines several trends. Young people like to spend time outdoors and engage in extreme sports, but for someone extreme is a simple trip to the horizontal bars. Young people like to listen to music, cool headphones and smartphones with different musical applications. Need some kind of link to combine these different trends – and so were born GBA-400. A variety of young people wear G-Shock, it can be a DJ, and boom, both are waiting for one hour – reliable operation in a variety of settings. It is. And yet there is the ability to connect to your phone via Bluetooth and control music playback – it’s a great idea, right? True, but there are nuances.

Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A

These watches can work, as well as other Casio, with Bluetooth, I am talking about the withdrawal of the notification e-mail and display the name or number for an incoming call. They say that the watch can work with any smartphone on the basis of a number of iOS and devices based on Android, this Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5.

I tried to watch with the iPhone 6 Plus, the first thing you need to put on a smartphone program G-SHOCK + and then press the connect button is on the left, is recessed into the housing between the two buttons on the edges of the housing. On the small screen on top of flash Connect. Do not forget to turn on Bluetooth on your phone. Then you find out the clock with the application, there are additional settings, select the preferred music application, this G-Mix company Casio (also need to download and install from the App Store) or installed on the smartphone. In the settings you can select the clock world clock, timer, set the alarm clock to go to the settings, it is much more convenient than wade through zamorochennoe menu using Casio tugovato (traditionally) buttons. Especially here, you can select and duration of the illumination, and it is connected to the smartphone hours, and other parameters. There is a function to search for a smartphone, it is convenient.

Now the management of music. The lower left button on the clock is responsible for Play / Pause, right wheel adjusts the volume button on the upper left is an application to search for music, it can only be SoundHound, the application starts as soon as you call it. Heard something interesting in the club – Press on the clock, get results. Yes, there is the possibility of SoundHound added directly into the program G-Mix, install it separately is not necessary. Alas, with the help of the application at first it was not possible to determine anything, even though I allowed access to the microphone. Thus Shazam on a laptop properly defined all the tracks. A little later, the definition of music to work, what it depends on, I did not understand.

Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A

Appendix G-Mix can be fun for music lovers, there is all your tracks from your smartphone, you can select a preset EQ or set the values ​​on their own, there are a variety of effects and more. In principle, can be used separately from the clock, just do not understand why is not working definition of music.

The clock using the buttons at the bottom right, you can choose one of the options, you can try to set the equalizer, though it is not very convenient to blame the buttons hours. When playing a song with the title in English, the screen displays the name of the track hours.

Communication with the clock is stable, although it was a couple of times so that the GBA-400 is disconnected from the iPhone, what is the reason, it is not clear.

A huge plus smart Casio watches lies in working time, they do not need to charge enough times a year and a half to change the battery.In my opinion, it’s much better than to wear a watch to a power source.

Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A

Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A: Conclusion

If I were ten years younger, make sure you have bought this model – because I love music, I love G-Shock, and all the advanced stuff. Although now buying these watches makes sense for those who are walking around the party – break them very hard, you can quickly determine the track without taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

And yet, I do not understand those who laugh at G-Shock, says something about the design or materials, over the years, these watches have become an integral part of the street culture, it is a democratic thing for everyone. It is gratifying that in trying to improve these Casio watches in accordance with the latest trends.

Review watches Casio G-Shock GBA-400-1A updated: February 4, 2015 author: John Malkovich