New G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 Full Analog Display, Bluetooth

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Re: New G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 Full Analog Display, Bluetooth

Post by aikiman44 » Sat May 30, 2020 6:29 am

I like that but it’d be a pain to wear on the ankle.
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Post by Torrid » Sat May 30, 2020 6:33 am

This thing is badass, but of course with all Frogmans they wear me. Aside from the metal squares my favorite G I’ve owned is still the Frogman.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sat May 30, 2020 10:33 am

aikiman44 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:29 am
I like that but it’d be a pain to wear on the ankle.
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This is the 1000 on my 7” wrist

SO comfy


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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 am

TIMUR wrote:In June....can’t wait!
Nice Image can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I want the blue one. What’s the US pricing
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Post by TIMUR » Sat May 30, 2020 11:44 am

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Post by para13cord » Sat May 30, 2020 12:05 pm

I like it a lot, I’ll buy one. I don’t love how they do the backlight on a lot of the analog gshocks though with that little led shining at an angle onto the dial.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sun May 31, 2020 5:11 am

para13cord wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 12:05 pm
I like it a lot, I’ll buy one. I don’t love how they do the backlight on a lot of the analog gshocks though with that little led shining at an angle onto the dial.
Concur - hope it’s something better than that?
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Post by Seppia » Sun May 31, 2020 1:43 pm

So it has a Bluetooth smartphone link. Very useful when underwater.
Genius.
Casio making a gigantic, super expensive watch that is 10 years behind in terms of technology.

It’s sad to see how japan is becoming like Italy, a country mostly living in the past and incapable of innovating.

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Post by aikiman44 » Sun May 31, 2020 2:22 pm

I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
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Post by deepcdvr » Sun May 31, 2020 5:44 pm

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Sun May 31, 2020 2:22 pm
I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
Except they still use fax machines to move most documents :shock:

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Seppia wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 1:43 pm
So it has a Bluetooth smartphone link. Very useful when underwater.
Genius.
Casio making a gigantic, super expensive watch that is 10 years behind in terms of technology.

It’s sad to see how japan is becoming like Italy, a country mostly living in the past and incapable of innovating.
But but but, that's why the rest of the world loves Italy! Old World Rules!!
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New G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 Full Analog Display, Bluetooth

Post by Seppia » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 am

aikiman44 wrote:I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
I do know :)
I visit(ed) japan for work minimum five times per year and know the Honshu island pretty well.
Japan is surprisingly behind in terms of tech in many areas.
Some examples include spotty WiFi in the hotels, most people still using flip phones, most restaurants not taking credit cards, normal atms not working with non-Japanese cards (have to go into a 7/11) etc.
My distributor is the second largest coffee company in the country, with more than a thousand employees and offices all over the country: their email system doesn't allow attachments above 2mb, and they don't have email on their work phones.

I completely, unconditionally love japan.
I consider it the only country that can go toe to toe with Italy in terms of food and it is in my top three places I suggest to my Italian friends for a "once in a lifetime" vacation (probably number 2 after a tour of western USA).

Still, a supposedly hi tech dive watch that size and that price must double as a dive computer in 2020.

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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:20 am

Very interesting. Years ago people who traveled to Japan were amazed how far ahead of us they were in terms of tech.
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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:46 am

deepcdvr wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 5:44 pm
aikiman44 wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:22 pm
I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
Except they still use fax machines to move most documents :shock:

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-e ... oronavirus
Cool. But who reads the South China Morning Post?)
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Post by deepcdvr » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:48 am

aikiman44 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:46 am
deepcdvr wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 5:44 pm
aikiman44 wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:22 pm
I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
Except they still use fax machines to move most documents :shock:

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-e ... oronavirus
Cool. But who reads the South China Morning Post?)
I read a lot of weird stuff... :rolleyes:
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Re: New G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 Full Analog Display, Bluetooth

Post by jeckyll » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:59 am

Seppia wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 am
aikiman44 wrote:I don’t know. I think if you go to Japan post covid you’d see plenty of state of the art tech.
I do know :)
I visit(ed) japan for work minimum five times per year and know the Honshu island pretty well.
Japan is surprisingly behind in terms of tech in many areas.
Some examples include spotty WiFi in the hotels, most people still using flip phones, most restaurants not taking credit cards, normal atms not working with non-Japanese cards (have to go into a 7/11) etc.
My distributor is the second largest coffee company in the country, with more than a thousand employees and offices all over the country: their email system doesn't allow attachments above 2mb, and they don't have email on their work phones.

I completely, unconditionally love japan.
I consider it the only country that can go toe to toe with Italy in terms of food and it is in my top three places I suggest to my Italian friends for a "once in a lifetime" vacation (probably number 2 after a tour of western USA).

Still, a supposedly hi tech dive watch that size and that price must double as a dive computer in 2020.
Very interesting observations (I've never been to Japan, so it's great to hear from someone that's spent time there).

Re: the 'dive watch' comment, most people I know that dive seriously wear their dive computer while diving only. Some wear it also out of the water, but that's only some of the smaller ones, most are simply to bulk to wear as a watch. And they're bulky because they have nice, large easy to read underwater displays.

I don't think I could use a smaller wrist watch while diving and get enough info easily off the display. :)
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Post by Seppia » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:32 am

For example, this costs about the same, it’s smaller and is a full dive computer.

https://www.suunto.com/Products/dive-co ... ovo-Stone/

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Post by bedlam » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:41 pm

I have wished for an analog Frogman as a back-up dive timer for a long time, as Casio digital readouts are too small. They finally do it and then put dual-time, what looks like a 24hr indicator, and 'tide' sub-dials on it? Surely elapsed dive time and max depth are just a little more relevant in a dive watch? FFS.
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Post by bedlam » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:47 pm

Seppia wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:32 am
For example, this costs about the same, it’s smaller and is a full dive computer.

https://www.suunto.com/Products/dive-co ... ovo-Stone/
Yeah, but then you'd have Suunto dive computer. Friends don't Suunto friends.

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Post by Seppia » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:05 am

bedlam wrote:I have wished for an analog Frogman as a back-up dive timer for a long time, as Casio digital readouts are too small. They finally do it and then put dual-time, what looks like a 24hr indicator, and 'tide' sub-dials on it? Surely elapsed dive time and max depth are just a little more relevant in a dive watch? FFS.
Casio clearly has zero people with dive experience working on the frogman (or, if they do, they have no impact on the design/functions).

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Post by Seppia » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:16 am

bedlam wrote:
Seppia wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:32 am
For example, this costs about the same, it’s smaller and is a full dive computer.

https://www.suunto.com/Products/dive-co ... ovo-Stone/
Yeah, but then you'd have Suunto dive computer. Friends don't Suunto friends.

:bootyshake:

I don't dislike suunto, it works great for me.
Sure the algorithm may be conservative but I don't care that much.
I find it knots a plus.
I'm kind of an odd duck, as I've only been doing recreational diving (around 200 dives) and have no particular desire to do anything more complex (ie beyond 50m, caves, etc) even if I am fairly comfortable in the water due to my decade playing high level waterpolo.

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Post by bedlam » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:26 pm

Seppia wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:16 am
bedlam wrote:
Seppia wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:32 am
For example, this costs about the same, it’s smaller and is a full dive computer.

https://www.suunto.com/Products/dive-co ... ovo-Stone/
Yeah, but then you'd have Suunto dive computer. Friends don't Suunto friends.

:bootyshake:
I don't dislike suunto, it works great for me.
Sure the algorithm may be conservative but I don't care that much.
I find it knots a plus.
I'm kind of an odd duck, as I've only been doing recreational diving (around 200 dives) and have no particular desire to do anything more complex (ie beyond 50m, caves, etc) even if I am fairly comfortable in the water due to my decade playing high level waterpolo.
I have dived with people wearing Suuntos and in the second half of the dive they are usually hanging above the rest of the divers, halfway to the surface, with their computer beeping at them.

The bigger issue is they won't disclose their decompression algorithm...so you don't know why their computer is doing things different to everyone else's in the water. Most other makers have moved to the open-source Buhlmann ZHL-16 gas models. We know their is vast evidence over a long period to support these, they are open to expert review, and are constantly being updated by the community as our understanding of dive physiology improves and more data becomes available.

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Post by kempoman » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:57 pm

I was hoping a Frogman with analog and the dream came true. Digital is not user friendly to my weary eyes anymore. I need analog with big dial face and blue tooth or not it doesn't matter. This will be nice as dive computer back up if the main one fails.
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Re: New G Shock Frogman GWF-A1000 Full Analog Display, Bluetooth

Post by TIMUR » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:23 pm

Just got shipment notification - fuck yea !

Stay tuned for pics

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Post by deepsea_dweller » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:27 pm

TIMUR wrote:Just got shipment notification - fuck yea !

Stay tuned for pics
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