Casio is a popular brand of watches which emphasizes affordable technological innovation. The company was primarily known for its calculators until 1874, when it introduced the Casitron; a watch which displayed dates automatically - the first watch to do so. In all fields of endeavors, from computers to musical instruments, "if it's not totally original, it's not a Casio."
In the watch market alone this has meant a list of mass market innovations. These include:
- the first watch with LCD, in 1978
- the first digital watch with sensors for forecasting weather trends, in 1989
- a wrist watch with digital compass, released in 1993
- the Twincept wrist watch with on glass display, released 1995
Most Casio watches come with a full manufacturer's warranty against defect for 2 years.
Casio Product LineThe Casio G-Shock Cockpit watch (model G-511-1AVDR) is a sports size unisex watch with G-shock shock resistance. It offers world time, a 1/100-second stopwatch and an auto-calendar (to 2039). It is listed as $170.
The Casio Audio Player watch (model WMP-1FV-8DR) is a sports size watch with MP3 player and a 32 Megabyte Multi Media Card. It downloads a 4 minute song in less than 2 minutes and comes with play/stop, fast forward, reverse, volume and mode buttons. It also has regular watch features, such as a daily alarm, hourly time signal, auto-calendar (to year 2039) and 12 hour or 24 hour formats. The list price for this Casio innovation is $450.
The Casio Protrek watch (model PRG-40T-7VDR) is a multi-faceted watch great for that person who needs to know everything. It has a digital compass, built-in thermometer (from 10 to 60 Celsius) and barometer (can measure between 260 and 1,100 hPa/mb).
It also has standard Casio features such as electro-luminescent backlight and standard time display features. The list price is $300.
The Casio Baby-G for Women watch (model BGR-260S-9DR) is a sports size watch with standard Casio features including a 1/100th second countdown timer and auto-calendar (to 2039). This model is in silver metallic and is listed at $130.
Other Casio Series
The Casio Sheen and Casio Futurist are very affordable watches. The Sheen features dual display-- face with hands and digital.