Generally, we like to cover smartwatches that do a lot of apps, but today, I’m covering a watch from Casio known as the G-Shock GBA-400. Now the GBA-400 really only has one feature, but I think it is a sign of things to come with watches.
Like most smartwatches, the GBA-400 can link to a smartphone via Bluetooth. This particular one is made for SoundHound. If you don’t know what that is, it is an application that allows you to identify music just by listening to a song for just a few seconds.
Just so we are on the same page, this does not mean that the G-Shock GBA-400 will identify some song that you listening to. However, the watch will send the music to the smartphone, and the smartphone’s application will identify the track title and artist. Then the smartphone will relay that information back to the GBA-400, so the user can see the song info on their wrist.
The G-Shock GBA-400 also has another music-related feature. According to my Source, the G-Shock allows for controlling music playback with the rotary dial on the side. I believe that this is for music that is playing on a synced smartphone.
By the way, since it is a part of the Casio G-Shock watch line, it means that it is resistant to drops and water. If you are interested in the G-Shock GBA-400, it should be available in Japan on September 19th for about £180/$223.