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Casio's newest additions to the EDIFICE lineup can connect to your smartphone

The EDIFICE Connected range. (Source: Casio)
The EDIFICE Connected range. (Source: Casio)
Casio wants to solve its customer's daylight savings time problems with the latest versions of its EDIFICE line. These motorsport-inspired watches can sync via a smartphone in order to maintain its timekeeping accuracy. On the other hand, this is all the supposed connected devices do.

Casio is aware that the issues daylight savings time (DST) can cause are easily fixed these days through connectivity. Therefore, some new watches from the EDIFICE series (EDIFICE Connected) have been upgraded with the necessary hardware to pair with a smartphone in order to access an online server. This keeps the timepieces as accurate as possible at all times.

Alternatively, the wearer can manually sync (or reset) the watch through a press of a button. A second one allows the user to switch between their own pre-set time and standard time in their current locaiton. The EDIFICE Connected models (e.g. EQB501XBR-1A, EQB800BR-1A) do not display any other data available from the smartphone connection, however. They rely on their typical watch mechanisms to provide alarms and a stopwatch.

Unlike most smartwatches, these timepieces do not require charging. Instead, they use Casio Tough Solar Power to remain on constantly. The EDIFICE Connected range also offers 100-meter water-resistance and start at a recommended price of US$320 for the EQB501XBR-1A.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11- 1 (Update: 2018-11- 1)