Precautions During Use

Display Information Accuracy

Tide Graph Precautions

For Japan area oceans, tide times and level changes are predictively calculated using harmonic constant data obtained from Bibliography 742 Tidal Harmonic Constants Tables, Japanese Coast (February 1992) published by the Hydrographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard, and from the List of Tidal Stations (2015) published by the Japan Meteorological Agency. For other area oceans, tide times and level changes are predictively calculated using harmonic constant data obtained from NOAA, NOAA CO-OPS, and the NOAA Tides & Currents website, and the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE / COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY January 1942 TH-1.

Actual tidal phenomena fluctuate in accordance with weather, the season, and various other factors, and may give rise to irregularities not in accordance with calculated values. Certain conditions may result in some deviation from actual tides. Because of this, the information produced by the Tide Graph function of this app and watch should be treated as approximate reference information only. Never use it for navigation or any other decisions about tide that may put safety at risk.

Sunrise/Sunset Precautions

Sunrise and sunset calculations are performed using the following azimuths: North: 0 degrees, East: 90 degrees, South: 180 degrees, West: 270 degrees. Calculation results include error of multiple seconds, and error becomes greater at higher latitudes. Calculations assume a level horizon, and local topography is not taken into consideration.

Moon Age Precautions

Moon ages displayed by this watch are based on the calculation described below.
(1) Elongation is calculated using solar and lunar coordinates produced by functional calculus.
(2) Moon age is calculated based on the correlation between the elongation and average moon age.
Though the lunar period averages 29.53 days, it actually fluctuates by as much as ±1 day, so this calculation produces an error of up to ±1 day.

Water Resistance

This watch is water resistant up to five atmospheres, which means it can be worn while working around water and while swimming. However, note the information below.

  • Even if a watch is water resistant, note the usage precautions described below.
  • Avoid using this watch while windsurfing, skin diving, or scuba diving.
  • Do not operate the buttons while your watch is submersed in water or wet.
  • Do not charge the watch while it is in water or wet.
  • Avoid wearing your watch while in the bath.
  • Do not wear your watch while in a heated swimming pool, sauna, or any other high temperature/high humidity environment.
  • Do not wear this watch while washing your hands or face, or while performing any other task that includes the use of soap or detergent.
  • The touch screen does not work while the watch is submerged in water.
  • After using the watch where it is submerged in seawater or fresh water, or where it is soiled by sand or mud, rinse it with clean water as described below and then thoroughly dry it.
1.

Fill a bucket or other container with tap water or other clean water.

2.

Place the watch in the water and leave it there for about 10 minutes.

3.

Gently move the watch back and forth in the water to remove any salt, dirt, mud, sand, etc.

  • If the touch screen is dirty, do not rub it without first washing it clean.
  • After washing the watch, use a clean, dry, soft cloth to wipe away any remaining water. Next, leave the watch in a well-ventilated, shaded location to dry thoroughly.
  • To maintain water resistance, have the gaskets of your watch replaced periodically (about once every two or three years).
  • Be sure to leave battery replacement up to an authorized CASIO service center or your original retailer. Unauthorized battery replacement may cause problems with the waterproof performance of the watch.
  • The inside surface of the watch glass may fog when the watch is exposed to a sudden drop in temperature. No problem is indicated if the fogging clears up relatively quickly. Sudden and extreme temperature changes (such as coming into an air conditioned room in the summer and standing close to an air conditioner outlet, or leaving a heated room in the winter and allowing your watch to come into contact with snow) can cause it to take longer for glass fogging to clear up. If glass fogging does not clear up or if you notice moisture inside of the glass, immediately stop using your watch and take it to an authorized CASIO service center or to your original retailer.
  • Do not charge the watch if the watch or charger cable is wet. Wipe off all moisture and make sure the watch and charger cable are dry before charging.

Using GPS

You watch can use radio signals from Global Positioning System satellites to determine your current location and the current time anywhere on the globe. The process for determining your current location is called “positioning”.

Appropriate and Inappropriate Signal Reception Location

  • A good location for signal reception is outdoors where the sky is visible and not blocked by buildings, trees, or other objects.
  • You may experience GPS signal reception problems in the areas described below.
  • Where the view of the sky above is narrow
  • Near trees or buildings
  • Near a train station, airport, or other congested area, or where there is a large amount of vehicular traffic
  • Near railway aerial wires, high-voltage lines, TV towers, etc.
  • GPS signal reception is not possible in the areas described below.
  • Where the sky is not visible
  • Underground, in a tunnel, underwater
  • Indoors (Reception may be possible near a window.)
  • Near wireless communication equipment or other devices that generate electromagnetism.
  • GPS satellites are in constant motion, so your location, the time of day, or other factors may cause a delay in the positioning operation or may even make positioning impossible.

Using GPS Outside Your Country

Some countries or geographic areas put legal restrictions on the use of GPS, on the collection and logging of location information, etc. Your watch has built-in GPS functionality, so before embarking on international travel to a country or area outside of the country where you purchased your watch, you should check with the embassy of the countries you plan to visit, your travel agency, or some other reliable source of information to find out if there are any prohibitions or restrictions on bringing in devices with GPS functionality, or on the logging of location information, etc.

Long Periods of Non-use

If you allow the watch to remain discharged and unused for a long period, it will take a long time to acquire GPS signals and perform positioning immediately after you charge the watch and start using it again.

GPS Function Precautions

  • Whenever you are in any area where radio wave reception is prohibited or restricted, perform the operation below to turn off the “Location” setting.
1.

While the watch face is displayed, swipe the touch screen from top to bottom and then tap icon_SmartPuls_settings.

2.

Scroll downwards and tap “Connectivity” and then “Location”.

3.

On the screen that appears, disable “Location”.

  • Map data may include information that is incorrect. Also, all countries and geographic areas may not be provided in the map data.
  • Some location and address names may not display correctly due to applicable laws and restrictions in certain countries and geographic areas.
  • The location information provided by the GPS function of this watch is intended for reference purposes only and locations shown may not be accessible or difficult to access. Also, map information may show mountain, jungles, deserts, and other dangerous or lawless locations. Before going to an unknown location, be sure to check on the latest information available about laws and safety.
  • Using this watch in the vicinity of a mobile phone or other device that uses 1.5 GHz band radio waves may make signal reception impossible.
  • Depending on reception conditions, GPS positioning information may include error up to several hundred meters.
  • Location information is not acquired while flying on an aircraft or otherwise moving at very high speed.
  • Never use the GPS function of this watch for surveying or any other measuring that requires high accuracy.
  • Never use the GPS function of this watch for navigation of boats, aircraft, motor vehicles, individuals, etc.
  • Location measurements are performed using satellites that are operated and managed by the United States (GPS), Russia (GLONASS), and Japan (QZSS). Because of this, there is always the possibility that access to its information may be disabled at the discretion of these countries.

Wi-Fi connectivity

Note that when using a Wi-Fi connection you need to be aware of the watch’s battery level and your surrounding environment. A low battery or extreme cold can cause Wi-Fi operation to shut down automatically to protect the watch’s system.

MIL-STD-810G

This watch has been tested for the items described below in accordance with the MIL-STD-810G standard established by the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Shock resistance is based on the assumption of normal daily use. Throwing the watch, or subjecting it to excessive dropping or other extreme shock can cause it to break.
  • Be sure to read the information in this manual under Precautions During Use and User Maintenance in order to ensure proper use of this watch. Failure to use the watch in accordance with this information creates the risk of overheating, fire, electric shock, personal injury, and accident.
  • The functions of this watch have been confirmed under test environments, but no guarantees are made concerning operation under all environments where it may be used. Also, no guarantees are made concerning the ability of the watch to withstand damage or malfunction.

Shock

Tested in accordance with Method 516.7 Procedure IV.

Vibration

Tested in accordance with Method 514.7 Procedure I.

Humidity

Tested in accordance with Method 507.6 Procedure II.

Low Pressure Transport

Tested in accordance with Method 500.6 Procedure I.

Low Pressure Operation

Tested in accordance with Method 500.6 Procedure II.

High Temperature Transport

Tested in accordance with Method 501.6 Procedure I.

Low Temperature Transport

Tested in accordance with Method 502.6 Procedure I.

Temperature Shock

Tested in accordance with Method 503.6 Procedure I-C.

Ice Accretion

Tested in accordance with Method 521.4 Procedure I.

Protective stickers

  • Be sure to remove all protective stickers and/or paper tags that may be affixed to your watch (including its back cover) and/or its band when you purchase it. Using the watch without removing protective stickers and/or paper tags may result in the build-up of dirt between the watch/band and the sticker/paper tag, which creates the risk of rust and skin rash.

Charging

  • The watch and AC adaptor may become warm to the touch during charging. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
  • Do not charge the watch while its charge level is high enough for watch operation. Waiting until the charge level is low until you charge will help to extend battery life. Disconnecting the charger cable from the watch after it reaches a full charge is recommended. Any of the following can hasten battery deterioration and should be avoided.
  • Frequent charging while the battery is fully charged or near fully charged
  • Continuing to charge over a long period (multiple days)
  • Connecting and disconnecting the charger cable multiple times during a single day even though the battery is fully charged
  • Do not charge the watch in a location where large amounts of moisture, dust, or fine metal particles are present, in a location subjected to vibration, or near a hard line telephone, a TV, a radio, etc.
  • The charger cable of this watch is magnetic. Contact with sand containing iron particles can make it unusable for charging. Should the charger terminal or cable become soiled with mud or sand, thoroughly wipe off all foreign matter before charging.
  • In an area where it is extremely cold or hot, you may not be able to charge the watch or the watch may not charge completely. Charge the watch in an area where the ambient temperature is between 10°C and 35°C (50°F and 95°F).

Band

  • Tightening the band too tightly can cause you to sweat and make it difficult for air to pass under the band, which can lead to skin irritation. Do not fasten the band too tightly. There should be enough room between the band and your wrist so you can insert your finger.
  • Deterioration, rust, and other conditions can cause the band to break or come off of your watch, which in turn can cause band pins to fly out of position or to fall out. This creates the risk of your watch falling from your wrist and becoming lost, and also creates the risk of personal injury. Always take good care of your band and keep it clean.
  • Immediately stop using a band if you ever notice any of the following: loss of band flexibility, band cracks, band discoloration, band looseness, band connecting pin flying or falling out, or any other abnormality. Take your watch to an authorized CASIO service center or to your original retailer for inspection and repair (for which you will be charged) or to have the band replaced (for which you will be charged).

Temperature

  • Never leave your watch on the dashboard of a car, near a heater, or in any other location that is subject to very high temperatures. Do not leave your watch where it will be exposed to very low temperatures. Doing so can cause malfunction.
  • Leaving your watch in an area hotter than +60°C (140°F) for long periods can lead to problems with its display panel. The display panel may become difficult to read at temperatures lower than 0°C (32°F) and greater than +40°C (104°F). Watch operation that is stopped due to high temperatures will not resume until watch cools sufficiently. Wait for a while to allow the watch to cool.

Use in Cold Environments

  • Under cold conditions, the operating time provided by a battery is shorter than normal, even if the battery is fully charged.
  • Extreme cold can cause Wi-Fi operation to shut down automatically to protect the watch’s system.

Magnetism

  • Some watch functions may not operate normally in a location where magnetism is present. Very strong magnetism (from medical equipment, etc.) should be avoided because it can cause malfunction of your watch and damage to electronic components.

Chemicals

  • Do not allow your watch to come into contact with thinner, gasoline, solvents, oils, or fats, or with any cleaners, adhesives, paints, medicines, or cosmetics that contain such ingredients. Doing so can cause discoloration of or damage to the resin case, resin band and other parts.

Storage

  • If you do not plan to use your watch for a long time, thoroughly wipe it free of all dirt, sweat, and moisture, and store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Disconnect the charger cable from the AC adaptor and unplug the AC adaptor from the power outlet when not charging. Store them in a safe place for later use. The charger cable is magnetic, so keep it away from magnetic cards, precision equipment, and analog watches.

Resin Components

  • Allowing your watch to remain in contact with other items or storing it together with other items for long periods while it is wet can cause color on resin components to transfer to the other items, or the color of the other items to transfer to the resin components of your watch. Be sure to dry off your watch thoroughly before storing it and make sure it is not in contact with other items.
  • Leaving your watch where it is exposed to direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays) for long periods or failure to clean dirt from your watch for long periods can cause it to become discolored.
  • Friction caused by certain conditions (strong external force, sustained rubbing, impact, etc.) can cause discoloration of painted components.
  • If there are printed figures on the band, strong rubbing of the printed area can cause discoloration.
  • Daily use and long-term storage of your watch can lead to deterioration, breaking, or bending of resin components. The extent of such damage depends on usage conditions and storage conditions.

Watch Sensors

  • A watch sensor is a precision instrument. Never try to take it apart. Never try to insert any objects into the openings of a sensor, and take care to ensure that dirt, dust, or other foreign matter does not get into it. After using your watch where it has been immersed in saltwater, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water.

Metal Components

  • Failure to clean dirt from metal components can lead to formation of rust, even if components are stainless steel or plated. If metal components exposed to sweat or water, wipe thoroughly with a soft, absorbent cloth and then place the watch in a well-ventilated location to dry.
  • Use a soft toothbrush or similar tool to scrub the metal with a weak solution of water and a mild neutral detergent, or with soapy water. Next, rinse with water to remove all remaining detergent and then wipe dry with a soft absorbent cloth. When washing the band, wrap the watch case with kitchen plastic wrap so it does not come into contact with the detergent or soap.

Display Panel

  • Display figures may be difficult to read when viewed from an angle.
  • The display panel of this watch uses high-precision technology that provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics of the display panel, and does not indicate malfunction.