Casio Tough Movement For G-Shock Uses Internal LEDs to Sync Time

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These watch guts from Casio can receive radio synchronization signals from six transmitters around the world every hour at the 55-minute mark-if the individual holes in the gear sprockets don't line up in precisely the exact position as measured by a 16Hz blinking LED and a phototransistor, the watch adjusts accordingly. The first Tough Movement watch, the G-Shock GS-1200, will be available in Japan for $388. [Tech ON via Oh Gizmo]

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@konshuss: Yes, the sky is falling.

For the watch to "know where you are" it would have to be equipped not only with GPS, but also have the ability to give up that data to "the shadowy figures stalking you in the night".

THIS watch receives time synchronization signals (also created by shadowy figures stalking you in the night) to simply keep the timepiece accurate.

Note that last word: Accurate