08 Jul 2015 Smartwatches from the past

Do you still remember the G-Shock? There was a time when nearly everybody had this huge colourful robot-style watch wrapped around their wrists. A futuristic fashion statement.

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While we are still waiting for the apple watch to arrive in stores here in the Netherlands we’re enjoying a look into the history of Casio’s smartwatches with this article on The Verge. Besides the eye candy (at least if you share our love for robot-style fashion accessoires) of photos the article offers an interesting insight into which features have been available over a decade ago.

“It’s no longer the stuff of sci-fi to consider using your watch to play music, control your TV, or track your fitness. But these are all things that you’ve been able to do for a surprisingly long time — well, if you maybe lived in Japan in the ‘90s and didn’t mind carrying around a bunch of Casio watches, that is. (…)

Casio is showing off its rich history of unusual wristwatches, which range from the forward-thinking to the bizarre. It’s a pretty amazing collection, with features I never knew existed in digital timepieces.“

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