Given our preference for Casio watches when it comes to sports activities, the Bluetooth Sports Gear collection should prove a worthy addition to your active lifestyle if you want a reliable fitness watch and are comfortable carrying your iPhone with you while working out. The watch itself is no better than a standard Casio without it being connected to your iPhone – and ideally you’ll be running a fitness app.
Remember that the Casio Sports Gear STB-1000 is merely relaying information the fitness apps collect – mostly using the phone’s senors and GPS to track data. It serves as an affordable means of having a fitness data display on your wrist assuming you already have a smartphone and don’t necessarily want to invest in a dedicated workout device. This goes back to the notion that Casio envisions people wearing the Sports Gear beyond merely working out. Given its Bluetooth connectivity, respectable battery life, and durable construction, this is a watch you can (casually) wear much more than other fitness watches. The two Casio Bluetooth Sports Gear models will be the STB-1000-1 (black and gray) and the Casio Sports Gear STB-1000-4 (black and orange). They should be available soon and the price is about $100. spg.casio.com
Casio Sports Gear STB-1000 Tech Specs from Casio:
– Water Resistance: 100 meters
– Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy technology
– World Time: 100 cities (35 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
– Alarm: 5 daily alarms or one-time alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), hourly time signal
– Stopwatch: 1/100 second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 99:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, lap time, split time; memory capacity: up to 120 records; lap number (from 001 to 999); best lap time screen
– Countdown Timer: Setting accuracy: 1 second; 100-hour maximum per set; unit of measure: 1/10-second
Light: LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow); auto light switch; selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
– Other Features : Mobile link; vibe alert; tap function; full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; low battery warning; power-saving function. Mobile Link turns off automatically after a fixed amount of time to save power.
– Accuracy at Normal Temperature: ±15 seconds per month
– Approx. Battery Life Approx. 2 years on CR2032* * Mobile link used 12 hours per day
– Size of Case: 52.5×47.0×15.5mm
– Total Weight: Approx.55g