Verizon Wireless Offers Android Rugged Smartphone

— July 01, 2013

Verizon Wireless has launched its first 4G LTE Android rugged Smartphone, the CASIO G’zOne Commando 4G LTE. With global roaming capabilities that enable network access in over 220 countries, the durable device is designed to withstand the most severe conditions.
High-speed processing allows users to browse the Internet, stream video and music, and video chat via the inclusion of an advanced Dual Core 1.5Ghz processor and Android 4.0.
Having undergone rigorous military standards testing, the new rugged smartphone is designed to survive the stresses and strains of everyday life with shock, water and dust resistance capabilities. To enhance the user’s experience while in compromising conditions, Glove Mode, an interface, allows use of key phone features while wearing gloves that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
The new smartphone can also connect to the G-SHOCK Watch (model GB6900AA) for instant updates and notifications. The Find Me feature helps users find missing phone when in close proximity, or receive a notification when the user has walked too far away from the device.
The LIVE G cloud service allows G’zOne users to share sensor information on the map and to share locations for travel and sport activities, trekking records, photos and more using the newly enhanced social media application G’zWORLD. A multi-sensor tool links with the LIVE G cloud service.
Other features include Bluetooth low energy technology (v4.0), high-security encryption for corporate email, SD stored data, contacts, dual front speaker and FM Radio. The camera can also be disabled via EAS settings.
In addition, G’zGEAR operates in seven tools:
Barometer – Forecast the weather to help in field activities. A Pressure Tendency mode shows the current atmospheric pressure and graph of the pressure trend. The measurements from the pressure sensor can be used to predict weather trends and uploaded to the LIVE G. Pressure Chart.
Earth Compass – Functions as a standard compass, the GPS shows the distance and direction to several domestic and international landmarks. By entering the location in the compass, users can display the bearing and approximate distance to a target, which is supported by a gyroscope sensor for more accurate measurements.
Walking Counter – Measures steps, distance and energy consumption, and total steps for the day, week or month. It also provides virtual trail functions for all seven continents.
Tides – Access current tide information before planning an activity at various nautical locations.
Thermometer – Displays the current temperature.  By linking with Live G, users can compare local temperatures to various cities across the country.
Sun / Moon – Checks the time of the next sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset, and tracks the moon phases for current location.
Star Gazer – Utilizes GPS to display the stars and constellation names based on the current season and time


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