Ricoh WG Watch Announced
Complete your WG world experience
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Sep 10, 2014
Apple has just announced the new Apple Watch, due to be released in early 2015. The Apple Watch is so much more than a timepiece; in addition to having over 2 million ways to show you the time, it lets you stay on schedule, check messages, and even receive phone calls. It is crafted of...wait a minute, we're not an Apple site!
Alongside the WG-M1 action camera, Ricoh has just announced the new Ricoh WG watch, a rugged and sporty accessory designed for the active outdoorsman. It features LED illumination, waterproofing, and an inductive charging system that can keep watch running for up to a month. Refer to the press release and photos below for further details.
With this announcement we've learned that WG is a backronym for "The Wild Gear", as evidenced by the engravings on the front and back of the watch.
The WG Watch is not Pentax/Ricoh's first such product. In fact, in late 2012 we saw a limited-edition Pentax Q10 Watch.
RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announces the expansion of the WG world with the addition of the RICOH WG Watch. Based on the rugged, outdoor concept of the WG line of cameras, this unique and intriguing accessory is a necessity for the outdoor enthusiast.
The RICOH WG Watch is a compelling design that comes highlighted in three fashionable color choices, black, orange, and blue. Its incredible craftsmanship includes a stainless steel backing, a stainless steel, rotating bezel, and a stunning sapphire glass face that is extremely durable with exceptional clarity. The strap, known as a “NATO strap”, is made of nylon and is perfect for harsh conditions and outdoor use.
The RICOH WG WATCH comes equipped with many impressive functions. It is waterproof therefore making it ideally suitable for snorkeling and other water sports, has bright LED lighting perfect for night time use, and a vibration function that serves as an alarm indicator. The WG Watch comes enabled with inductive charging enabling the battery life to last at least one month with a full charge. Complete your WG world experience with the RICOH WG Watch.
Pricing and Availability
The WG Watch will be available in limited quantities at specific retailers and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in October 2014 for a suggested retail price of $299.00.