CASIO EDIFICE line is a perfect blend of sophistication, style and functionality without demanding an arm or a leg. The new CASIO EDIFICE EQB1000D-1A Wrist Watch is no different, despite it bearing several top end features. And the super thin profile of mere 8.9 mm is not just a pure joy to look at, but it should be right up the alley of haters of thick watches.
Key features include sapphire crystal, CASIO Tough Solar Technology, and Bluetooth connectivity that, when paired to a smartphone, offers an additional layer of accurate timekeeping. By leveraging on the EDIFICE Connected app, EQB1000D-1A is able to access the correct time in its current location and for up to 300 cities worldwide at a push of a button.
The watch will update as soon as it connects, thus letting you in on the latest time zone and Daylight Saving Time, if any. Furthermore, with Tough Solar technology, the inbuilt solar panel system converts light to electricity and therefore, negating the need for battery changes, or not as soon as conventional timepieces. Tough Solar even works under low or fluorescent light.
When fully charged and without further exposure to any kind of light, the battery will last for around five months. Practically speaking, it effectively can last forever because, there’s no way you will be in darkness for that long, unless you are in the Arctic. Even then, I am sure it will be getting light of some form from time to time. Can’t help if you happen to live in an igloo, though.
Other notables include 100 meters (330 feet) water resistance, 1/1000th second stopwatch, 200 lap memory, daily alarm, and full auto calendar – just to pick up a few. You can pick up the CASIO EDIFICE EQB1000D-1A Wrist Watch this summer (which is about now) for $300 at select jewelry and watch retailers across stateside, as well as from Casio.com.