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Casio's latest EDIFICE watches have a full-time smartphone link

The new Casio EDIFICE ECB10. (Source: Casio)
The new Casio EDIFICE ECB10. (Source: Casio)
Casio has released analog watches that can use Bluetooth before. However, it claims that the most recent models with this feature are updated in that they stay connected to a phone on a more consistent basis. These new EDIFICE variants do so in order to maintain their accuracy regardless of where they are.

Casio has released the latest in its EDIFICE series of watches. Like some of its predecessors, it can connect to a user's phone via Bluetooth. However, the OEM asserts that the new additions - known as the ECB10 variants - are capable of doing so on a more consistent basis.

The main function of this "always on" wireless link is to keep the watch in question accurate in terms of its timing. Accordingly, it is described as capable of adjusting itself automatically as it enters a new time-zone, even correcting for daylight savings time.

The user enacts this feature by downloading the Casio WATCH+ app and pushing a button on the new watch as appropriate. The company also notes that the app can also access calendar information, thus allowing an ECB10 to notify the user of upcoming appointments.

The new EDIFICE line comes in SKUs with a stainless steel band (ECB10D-2A) or with black resin straps (ECB10P-1A and ECB10PB-1A). They will cost US$150, $150 and $180 respectively when they go on sale later in March 2020. They will be available via the OEM's website or from certain retailers across the US.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03- 7 (Update: 2020-03- 7)