Bluetooth or Multi Band?

I have been shopping for a perfect G-shock or in general a high accuracy watch. I came across several models with just solar, solar and bluetooth, only bluetooth, solar and multi band and all the three.

In my location there is no multiband and for accuracy I'd need a phone app to sync. Bluetooth by default needs a phone app.

Casio and other brands are consolidating their apps and because of that some of the models are not supported anymore. I've also heard about transmission towers of atomic time maybe phased out gradually around the world in the next 10 years period.

So which makes the most sense?

Leaving GPS watches out of the post because it's more expensive and in a different category!

Share your watches and opinions on what suits the best and which is more future proof out of bluetooth and multiband!

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I personally don't want any connection between my phone and my watch. I wear watches so I don't look at my notifications.

I just got the GBD-200 with Bluetooth over a week ago. I decided to go with Bluetooth over Multiband6 while on a cruise. There are no radio towers in the middle of the ocean or in some instances, in countries that don鈥檛 broadcast the MB6. With Bluetooth, as long as I have a cellular signal, my phone will pick up the time and push the time to my watch. The downside is I need to have a cellular internet package in a foreign country or along a boat and I need to download the Casio app to connect it to the watch. Both are accurate and both will function as regular watches so it鈥檚 up to you which watch fits your use case.

I have one of each.

Both offer a different way of providing the most accurate time that they can, but in reality it's not needed.

I often spend days away from home and don't take my Gshocks with me very often.

Upon my return they are both telling exactly the same time, indicating that the Bluetooth version never missed a beat without a connection.

They are quartz, they will keep very good time without any input, and it's unlikely that any of us need to be accurate to the second in our daily lives.

Pick the model that suits your budget and appeals to your taste and it will be just as good as any other.

88MilesPerHour

I personally don't want any connection between my phone and my watch. I wear watches so I don't look at my notifications.

Does the Casio program also send notifications? I though it was only for time synchronisation and easier setting via phone.

I chose a solar multiband Square because it had a positive display, 3s back light and a protruding A button. I use it to check my other watches.

When there's an unconnected Square without a recessed A button, I'm after it, solar or not.

Where did you hear that? I keep hearing rumours from people, but nothing solid. Do you have sources for that? I can't find the right search phrase.

For your needs: Unless you NEED the accuracy to the second ok your wrist, get an unconnected quartz. Much less hassle.

They have been saying they鈥檙e 鈥減hasing out atomic towers鈥 for the past 10 years. The truth is, they鈥檙e not going anywhere. The Navy still uses them for their ships and subs, the military in general has huge use for them. But i recommend something like the Casio MVA-630 (I think that鈥檚 it). Solar, atomic, Ana-digi and has 20mm lug with for strap changes.

SpecKTator

I just got the GBD-200 with Bluetooth over a week ago. I decided to go with Bluetooth over Multiband6 while on a cruise. There are no radio towers in the middle of the ocean or in some instances, in countries that don鈥檛 broadcast the MB6. With Bluetooth, as long as I have a cellular signal, my phone will pick up the time and push the time to my watch. The downside is I need to have a cellular internet package in a foreign country or along a boat and I need to download the Casio app to connect it to the watch. Both are accurate and both will function as regular watches so it鈥檚 up to you which watch fits your use case.

bluetooth is king wherever there is power and internet and it's in most places today.

horolo_fan

I have one of each.

Both offer a different way of providing the most accurate time that they can, but in reality it's not needed.

I often spend days away from home and don't take my Gshocks with me very often.

Upon my return they are both telling exactly the same time, indicating that the Bluetooth version never missed a beat without a connection.

They are quartz, they will keep very good time without any input, and it's unlikely that any of us need to be accurate to the second in our daily lives.

Pick the model that suits your budget and appeals to your taste and it will be just as good as any other.

I'm becoming an accuracy Junkie so why not...

Bang4BuckWatches

They have been saying they鈥檙e 鈥減hasing out atomic towers鈥 for the past 10 years. The truth is, they鈥檙e not going anywhere. The Navy still uses them for their ships and subs, the military in general has huge use for them. But i recommend something like the Casio MVA-630 (I think that鈥檚 it). Solar, atomic, Ana-digi and has 20mm lug with for strap changes.

Don't the military use satellites and other military grade transmitters? Well, what if they phase out anything this decade?

CheapHangover

I chose a solar multiband Square because it had a positive display, 3s back light and a protruding A button. I use it to check my other watches.

When there's an unconnected Square without a recessed A button, I'm after it, solar or not.

Where did you hear that? I keep hearing rumours from people, but nothing solid. Do you have sources for that? I can't find the right search phrase.

For your needs: Unless you NEED the accuracy to the second ok your wrist, get an unconnected quartz. Much less hassle.