Casio Edifice EQB501: Expanded Phone Operating System Support
Casio introduces the ‘EQB-501, the new watch Edifice series. Revisiting the first EQB-500 launched in 2014 with the concept of Global Time Sync, the new model marks the precise time anytime and anywhere, as well as guaranteeing operability simplified. The Edifice EQB-501 is an interesting amalgam of high-tech form, function and features and has enough dials, buttons and sensors to keep you well connected on your walk through the jungle, urban or otherwise.
The EQB-501 connects to user’s smartphone via Bluetooth with the app dedicated Casio Watch + for Android and iOS . The clock tax so the current time in complete autonomy. The app also shows the level of battery showing it at the bottom left of the main screen. The information useful to know in advance when you need to expose the watch to a light source. Like all products in the Bluetooth Smartphone Link collection, even the EQB-501 it is in fact equipped with solar charging function Tough Solar. The speed indicator is in truth a tachymeter which measures distance traveled after initiating the stopwatch. It requires the cellphone to have units and GPS.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is a multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It was established in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio, an engineer specializing in fabrication technology. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, digital cameras, electronic musical instruments, and digital watches. It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 released the world’s first entirely electric compact calculator. Casio was an early digital camera innovator, and during the 1980s and 1990s, the company developed numerous affordable home electronic keyboards for musicians.
In 1957 Casio released the Model 14-A, sold for 485,000 yen, the world’s first all-electric compact calculator, which was based on relay technology. 1957 also marked the establishment of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
In the 1980s, its budget electronic instruments and its line of affordable home electronic musical keyboard instruments became popular.
A number of notable digital cameras innovations have been made by Casio, including the QV-10, the first consumer digital camera with an LCD screen on the back (developed by a team led by Hiroyuki Suetaka in 1995), the first consumer three megapixel camera, the first true ultra-compact model, and the first digital camera to incorporate ceramic lens technology.
Casio’s products include calculators, watches, cash registers, illuminators, digital cameras (Exilim series), film cameras, laptop and sub-notebook computers, mobile phones, electronic keyboards, PDAs (E-Data Bank), electronic dictionaries, digital diaries (early PDAs), electronic games, computer printers, clocks, and portable televisions.
Casio EQB 501 Design
Remarkably Bold with Superb Quality. A solid design with a highly appealing presence. Keen-edged dial design in a tough, rugged metal case. Strength imbued with energy and beauty driven by intellect, distilled into polished and simple styling.
Features about Casio EQB 501
Automatic Time Adjustment
The watch is reset regularly 4 times a day by the smartphone to show both home time and world time correctly. You can also reset the watch manually with just a push of a button when crossing between time zones. The precise time in the current location is displayed instantly with DST (daylight saving time) taken into account.
Accurate Time System
Accurate time information (UTC) is acquired by a smartphone from a time server on the Internet. The smartphone then analyzes this time data and its own current positioning data regarding the time zone and DST (daylight saving time) status of the current location and resets the watch to the correct time automatically. Since Wi-Fi communication is also possible, the smartphone can also acquire time information in indoor environments such as airports or subways.
World Time for over 300 cities
The smartphone app can be used to conduct world time city selection. After a city is selected by touch from a world map or a city list containing over 300 cities, the time in the selected city is displayed on an inset dial with DST (daylight saving time) taken into account.
Dual Dial World Time
Home Time is displayed on the main dial and World Time on the inset dial at 9 o’clock in a 12-hour format. The AM/PM status of the selected city are also displayed. Switching between the two city time displays can be conducted with button operation or using the app.
Tough Solar converts light to electric power to support stable operation of multiple functions. Adoption of a shadow-dispersing solar panel with excellent power-generation efficiency enables solar-powered operation of various functions through smartphone linkage.