Light on the wallet, heavy on the features!
More and more these days, people are finding themselves paying premium prices for watches that only have a small amount of features. There may be one new feature, but never everything you need. Well what if we told you Casio has come up with a watch that has the most requested features while still being cheap enough to account for your budget?
Semi-transparent grey, with a bluish display*, this watch is packed with features that you didn’t even know you needed!
If your mobile is out of power, and you’re at a payphone, you can still access your contacts! That’s because, the BG-169R has what’s known as a Telememo function. This means you can store up to 25 sets of phone numbers. And, just like in your mobile, it’s sorted in alphabetical order.
Another useful and rare feature is the day counter. If you’re a student and you know your assignment is due soon, you can set up your counter to count down so you know just how much time you have left to work on it. Same if it’s a work commitment. It’s simple to set up, and it’ll serve as a great reminder for any occasion.
People are rough though, so usually a watch like this would either need to be covered by premium insurance, or stored somewhere so it doesn’t get damaged. “What’s the point in buying a watch if you’re never going to wear it?” That was Casio’s response, and they wanted to make sure their watches were as protected as possible, so they’ve included a 100m shock resistance, along with a mineral glass. So if the watch is dropped up to 100m, it will still keep working, and the mineral glass will help minimise any scratches on the display.
- Shock resistant
- Electro-luminescent backlight, Afterglow
- Telememo Memory capacity: Up to 25 sets of data, each set including; Name (8 characters) and telephone number (12 digits) Other: Auto-sort
- World time city code display, daylight saving on/off,
- Day Counter, Automatically counts down the days from the current date to a target date. Memory capacity: 5 records (8 characters each) A mark appears on the display to let you know when a target date is reached.
- 1/100-second stopwatch, Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99'', Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer, Measuring unit: 1 second, Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increment)
- Daily alarms, 5 independent daily alarms
- Hourly time signal
- Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
- 12/24-hour format
- Button operation tone on/off
- Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, am/pm, year, month, date, day
- Accuracy: ±30 seconds per month
- Approx. battery life: 3 years on CR1616
- Size of case / total weight
- 45.9 X 42.6 X 15.4 mm / 43 g
Good watch for kids but... review by Debbie B on 16/11/2016
OK so I bought this for my daughter on her 7th birthday. Yes her wrist is still tiny, but the watch stayed on so that's great. Problem is because she runs a lot she sweats... and that seems to have turned the band from grey to yellowing. For a two month old watch I didn't expect that!
I did read in the manual though how to take care of the watch, but come on, it looks really bad until I wash it... Now I know why the Water protection is useful though.
At least everything else is easily manageable and accessible to people of all ages..
Not just for girls review by Jeremy B on 3/11/2016
I'm a guy. I'm completely straight. I'm 35 years old and I wear a Baby-G watch. If that sounds odd to you, so be it, but my wrists are small and this is actually the best model because not only does it stay on my wrists, but other than the word Baby-G, there's nothing to make anybody think it's a girl's watch.
The digital screen is easy to read, and the resin band is quite comfortable. I really like this watch!
Nice to see a digital watch among the sea of combos review by Kelly J on 31/10/2016
To be honest I hate analogue. I've never been good at reading it even though my parents tried to help me learn. It just always made my head hurt.
Having this watch as a purely digital watch is fantastic! No more squinting at the screen, and it doesn't feel heavy at all.
Also I'm really grateful for the 5 alarms. I have to take meds and this really helps me remember each time I need to take a tablet.
As I said in the summary, there's too many combination watches, so having a purely digital watch is a breath of fresh air.