All The Cool, New Things a Modern Watch Can Do Right Now

Your watch should do more than just tell time.
All The Cool, New Things a Modern Watch Can Do Right Now

More and more conventional watches have become equipped with mobile app integrations, features that allow your timepieces to interact with your phone using technology like Bluetooth, giving them some of the functionalities of a smartwatch but without the bulk. You might even say that these watches are "smarter" because behind the sleek and sophisticated look comes extra features that can't be found in other timepieces of the same size.

Here are some of the things that these modern watches do that your grandpa’s timepiece couldn’t:

Stopwatch Data Transfer

While the stopwatch function on many watches is handy for measuring your pace while exercising, few allow you to actually store that information. You would need to jot it down somewhere else if you want to track your progress over time.

These days, however, some watches come with the capability to transfer stopwatch data directly to your phone. With the press of a button, all your time records are stored in your mobile device for future review.

Automatic Time Adjustment for Over 300 Cities

You used to have to manually adjust your watch for accuracy every time you entered a new time zone. That’s why many jetsetters tend to look at their phones instead of their wrists when abroad; smartphones, after all, adapt automatically.

Some new watches, however, can connect to your phone via Bluetooth and reorient themselves without the winding. Some associated apps even hold a library of time zones in their memory, allowing you to adjust time zones on the fly no matter which city you fly to.

Phone Finder

Modern timepieces also double as phone finders, depending on their associated apps’ features. The next time you misplace your phone, all you have to do is press a button on the watch, and it’ll fire off a Bluetooth signal to your device. Once the two items connect, the phone will then set off an alarm that’ll help you locate it.

If you’re interested in getting one of these smarter watches on your wrist, you might want to check out the Casio Edifice EQB-1000. The EQB-1000 is the latest entry in the Japanese manufacturer’s super-slim Edifice series, measuring only 8.9mm in thickness. It connects via Bluetooth to Casio’s Edifice smartphone app, which gives it access to all the features listed above and more.

Along with the Bluetooth connectivity that allows it to interact with your phone, the Edifice EQB-1000 also features an in-dial solar panel using Casio’s original Tough Solar technology. The panels generate electricity even in low-light settings, ensuring that there will be virtually no power issues even after prolonged interaction with the Edifice app.

As for its more conventional features, the Casio Edifice EQB-1000 comes with a dual time face that syncs with the app, allowing you to keep track of the time in two different cities at once. It’s also remarkably durable, with 10-bar water resistance and a scratch-proof sapphire crystal cover on its face.

What you get, then, is a timepiece that has some of the features of a smartwatch, but all the style, function, and timelessness of a more traditional watch. If you’re looking for a major upgrade to your favorite accessory, then the Edifice EQB-1000 is definitely a great place to start.

The Casio Edifice EQB-1000 is distributed in the Philippines by CSC Time Inc., located at 9th floor Asian Star Bldg., Asean Drive Filinvest Corp. City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For more information, contact them at (0956) 018-2370. Learn more about the Edifice by following the Edifice PH Facebook page.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with CASIO.