Trucker Tough Cell Phones And Watches-Casio

I have to admit that I am tough on clothes, watches and cell phones. My work is not easy with pulling a flatbed, we tarp in all weather, bump into things with our arms and legs and generally tear the heck out of some clothing. Lot’s of sharp edges on some loads and throwing chains can break a watch or cell phone if the chain comes back on you and hit the cell phone carrier on your belt if you use one.

I have a graveyard of watches and watch bands from getting them caught in bungee cords or trying to position a tarp for coverage. My watches have taken a true beating.

I finally found one that has lasted for awhile now and it is not expensive.

Casio Men’s PAS400B-5V Pathfinder Forester Fishing Moon Phase Watch

  • Chronograph movement
  • Protective mineral crystal protects watch from scratches
  • Case diameter: 46 mm
  • Resin case; digital-gray dial; day-date-and-month functions
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)

The Casio Forester moon phase fishing watch is the perfect timepiece for avid anglers, with a stylish design well suited for both land and sea wear. In addition to the automatic time, day, month and date displays, this convenient digital watch also indicates the best times to fish based on the moon’s phase, latitude and longitude. The watch displays the moon’s age, phase and time, as well as sunrise and sunset information, for the current or designated day. A handy vibration alert can be used with the daily alarm, hourly time signal, or fishing timer so as not to disturb the quiet on the water. The watch also offers a time memo, a 1/100 second stopwatch, and five daily alarm settings. An automatic electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow makes the display easy to read at any time, and the water-ready nylon band comes with a buckle clasp. The case is made from durable polyurethane resin, the bezel is resin and the watch is water resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters). This watch offers a battery life of approximately five years.

List Price: $ 49.95

Price: $ 28.23

I also recently had to upgrade my cell phone to one that actually would not lose cell signal and not drop calls 5 to 6 times on my calls home. My wife was really getting frustrated with the poor call quality and the dropped calls. So, I went to a supervisor at Verizon and got ahold of somebody finally that could at least point me in the right direction.

I had found this certain brand and model of cell phone to be considered a good choice for my line of work. It was military compliant and they said it would have a much better antennae capability and would hold signal in remote areas. I tested it myself in some remote spots in the Texas panhandle and extreme western Oklahoma. I was impressed that it did not drop any calls, my wife actually could dial me up and it would ring through. I also saw that the signal strength was very good for such a remote and rolling terrain type of road.

Casio seems to have built a good phone product here. I was glad that my timing had just been good on this one as the phone model had only been out two weeks. I find no need for the extra antennae add-on’s that we have used in the past as truckers. The signal will hold just fine for most applications. Other job type persons may want to look at this for their work.

Casio G’zOne Ravine C751 Phone (Verizon Wireless)

  • Ruggedized clamshell phone that’s shock-, dust-, and water-resistant; outdoor software tools include earth compass, thermometer, and more
  • Talk instantly to friends and colleagues using Verizon Wireless Push to Talk network; GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions; access V Cast Music (with Rhapsody) and Video services
  • 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion to 32 GB; access to personal email and instant messaging services
  • Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 80 hours (3.33 days) of standby time; released in October, 2010
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, device lock tool, quick start guide

Whether you’re spending the day on the hiking trail, working at a construction site, or checking in with the office from the beach, the rugged Casio G’zOne Ravine for Verizon Wireless easily adapts from one environment to another. Water-, shock-, and dust-resistant, the Ravine includes G’zGear tools that are optimized for outdoor exploration, including a compass, pedometer, thermometer and tide tables. The G’zOne Ravine is also a great choice for highly-mobile and active users who want access to Verizon’s always-on Push to Talk service.

Tailor-made for outdoor activities including a compass, pedometer, thermometer, and tide tables.

The G’zOne Rock is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network, and the V CAST Video on Demand service that enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. You’ll stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service, and be able to track employees and colleagues with the Verizon Wireless Field Force Manager service. See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below.

Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder with LED flash, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB), Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, access to both mobile and corporate e-mail as well as instant messaging services, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Provides access to the Verizon
Wireless nationwide Push to Talk
service plus VZ Navigator.

Pre-Installed Applications

The Casio G’zOne Ravine comes with seven pre-installed G’zGear applications that are tailor-made for outdoor activities, including:

  • Earth Compass: Functions as a standard compass, while the GPS shows the distance and direction to over 33 domestic and international landmarks
  • Walking Counter: Measures steps, distance and energy consumption by the user
  • Thermometer: Displays current temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Tides: Shows the tidal graph for the day, the time of tide ebb and flow, current, past and future sea tide levels, optimal fishing times, GPS displays nearest location
  • Sunrise Sunset: Highlights the position of the sun at the current time, sunrise and sunset times for current, past and future dates, sunrise and sunset times for select major cities, as well as the ratio of day to night in numbers and graphs
  • Astro Calendar: Illustrates the moon’s face graphically, shows the moon’s age and days until a full or new moon
  • Star Gazer: Displays the stars in the sky and names the constellations based on the current season and time using GPS

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
  • Push to Talk capability enables you to quickly connect with one or multiple team members at the same time with just a push of a button.
  • GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
  • Tough Technology design that can withstand water, shock, dust, immersion, vibration, humidity, salt fog, solar radiation, altitude, and high and low temperature storage (conforms to MIL-STD-810G)
  • 2.2-inch internal LCD screen (240 x 320 pixels, 65K color depth)
  • 1.35-inch monochrome external screen displays current time/date, battery life, and signal strength
  • Standard alpha-numeric keypad
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash plus night mode, multi-shot capabilities, adjustable white balance settings, and color effects
  • Video capture capabilities
  • Digital media player compatible with MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC, and AAC+ formats
  • Bluetooth connectivity includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile–enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. And with dial-up networking capabilities, you can access the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Connect service to use your phone as a modem.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • Full messaging capabilities including Mobile Email, Corporate Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM, and Chat Capable
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, stop watch, countdown timer, world clock, notepad
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • USB connectivity with mass storage capabilities
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Flashlight/speakerphone key
  • Bilingual interface English/Spanish
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4

Vital Statistics

The Casio G’zOne Ravine weighs 4.6 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.9 inches. Its 1140 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 80 hours (3.33 days) of standby time. (Note: Usage/Standby times are based on PTT being active. Battery times will vary if PTT is not activated.) It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.

What’s in the Box

Casio G’zOne Ravine handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, device lock tool, quick start guide

Verizon Wireless Services

List Price: $ 299.99


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