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Casio launches a new member of the connected EDIFICE watch series

The new EDIFICE Connected model. (Source: Casio)
The new EDIFICE Connected model. (Source: Casio)
Casio has announced the ECB20 additions to the Bluetooth-enhanced EDIFICE range. There are 3 new variants of a style that comes with this manufacturer's Smartphone Link to show information streamed to it from a paired smartphone. It also supports up-to-date Casio abilities, including 5-alarm storage, a stopwatch, a timer and a super illuminator dial.

Casio has announced successors to the ECB10 series of EDIFICE watches. Like these watches, the newer models can show some information from a smart device despite have a (mostly) analog face. They can also adjust their own time with respect to their location or daylight-savings situation thanks to the OEM's Smartphone Link.

This is a Bluetooth-aided feature by which an ECB20 variant updates automatically based on data streamed through it via a paired smartphone. This new line can also use the Link to access a device's calendar and use it to alert the user as to imminent tasks, meetings or other events in their day-to-day lives.

Casio notes that this feature has been added following feedback from running teams who apparently regularly use the EDIFICE Connected series, but is also a timely tweak for users who need to keep on top of their schedules while working remotely.

The ECB20 series has also been updated with a new design that moves the screws in its face into a square arranged just inside an octagonal bezel. There are 3 different variants, although they all have black dials in common.

However, the ECB20D-1A has orange dial accents with silver stainless-steel strap-links and bezel, whereas the  ECB20DB-1A has blue accents and the same band/bezel material. Finally, the ECB20DC-1A has black accents and an ion-plated bezel and band.

They are priced at US$150, $160 and $220 respectively, and are to become available from October 23, 2020 on Casio's website and in selected retailers across the US.

The 3 new ECB20 Connected watches. (Source: Casio)
The 3 new ECB20 Connected watches. (Source: Casio)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10- 9 (Update: 2020-10- 9)
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