It definitely makes sense to have a watch that can sync with your smartphone, especially if you’re busy or have to drive everywhere. What I like about these types of watches is that they allow you to get info from your phone without taking it out of your pocket.
The Casio G-Shock GB-9600 was designed to sync with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. The watch will let you know about incoming calls, messages, and emails. The phone is water- and dust-proof. It comes with a 4-inch OLED screen. In the demo video, it’s shown syncing with the new NEC Medias PP N-01D Android smartphone, but it’s not clear if it works with other Bluetooth 4.0 phones, like the iPhone as well. I would hope so.
Of course, the watch offers the time, stopwatch and alarm features of standard G-Shock watches. It sells in black, white or red for ¥18,000 to ¥19,000 (~$230-245 USD).