Over the last couple of years, smart watches threatened the status quo of the watch industry, but we seem to have come out the other side unscathed. The smart watch doesn’t seem to be replacing the classical watch but instead augmented it.
Much like the fears of Hollywood that actors would lose out to CGI characters, this never really happened. In reality, both these situations spawned additional options for consumers. In Hollywood, actors were rarely replaced unless you consider the digital representation of thousands of extras and complex futuristic spacescapes.
The same would certainly seem to be the case for smart watches if you look at the Casio Edifice with Bluetooth.
Far from informing the construction and function of the classic watch design, the ‘smart’ functionality is neatly and seamlessly melded with the design to present and timeless classic.
When you hold the Edifice in your hand it gives the impression of having sturdy, high quality, durable build, with a reassuring weight to it. The case, bezel, and strap are fashioned from stainless steel, mineral glass is used on the face, and the crown is screw locked to aid the 100m water resistance
Perhaps it’s Casio’s years of experience with the technology that lets them bundle these goodies without dismissing the design queues of a classic design. The Edifice is feature rich, stacked with technology using blue tooth as its connection protocol while remaining as stylish as ever.
Perhaps it’s easier to list the features and just touch on the relevant ones that may not be obvious.
Dual Dial World Time
Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth® SMART)
Easy watch settings
World time for about 300 cities (Dual time (Home city time swapping)
Daily alarm settings
Stopwatch data transfer(Lap/Split time display measured in 1/1000 second for up to 100 entries)
100-meter water resistance
Measuring capacity: 23:59’59
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
Other: Speed (0 to 300 units/hour)
Low battery alert
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
Analog：3 hands (hour, minute(hand moves every 10 seconds), second),
4dials (24-hour, dual time hour and minute, dual time 24-hour, day)
Accuracy:15 seconds per month
From the impressive list, I wanted to mention a couple of the features that really put it in a class of its own.
Number one: It’s solar powered. Okay, so nothing new here but you just got to love it. No batteries ever again, and no waving your arm about. I love it!
Number two: Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth® SMART) Download the Casio app to your Smartphone and you can connect to your watch via Bluetooth. This allows some really cool features, like checking for email or adjust hand positions, set alarm times from your Smartphone!
Number Three: (Dual time (Home city time swapping) World Time Dial: The world time dial at 9 o’clock can be set for about 300 cities around the globe. On arrival to a new city your smartphone’s time automatically adjusts when it connects to the local cellular network, what is does next it is reset your watch to the correct time.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you never be late. Or never never have an excuse for being late. It really is engineered for perfect timing.
Number four: Phone Finder is a neat application, simply press the button on your watch and your phone will sound an alarm allowing you to track it down if you lost it down the back of the sofa. All in all, it’s a lovely package at an affordable price
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Wow, I feel like buying a Casio now :o)
In all seriousness, I can’t fault this piece. It has the looks, the technology, the functionality, and a really well-positioned price tag if you buy it at the right place. As I was writing this post I was one mouse click away from buying it for my Dad, and the only reason I didn’t do it was my car insurance this month. Sadly, I lost my no claims bonus so I’m about to have open wallet surgery. I know, poor me :o/
Maybe you’re in a better position. Anyway, this piece I totally recommend. I mean, how can you go wrong with a Casio?
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