The future, they say, is here but just not evenly distributed. Luckily Casio’s new Edifice line is full of it. Their two new models, the $300 EQB501XDB-1A and EQB501XD-1A, have all of the standard Edifice tricks – 3D dials, lots of functions – but with a few new surprises.
The watches use Casio’s Tough Solar power to manage battery life and the also use Bluetooth SMART, a low energy version of Bluetooth that lets you set and update the watch and set the time properly in any timezone. Quoth Casio in a breathless few sentences:
Both pieces are resistant to 100 meters and feature a stopwatch, alarm, phone finder button, an luminous hands. They are shipping this month.