Today Casio unveiled a new watch that incorporates a Bluetooth wireless connection for syncing and sharing services with smart phones and other Bluetooth enabled devices like tablet PC’s.
Battery life has to be one of the most important criteria in the watches design as Casio has create Bluetooth Low Energy BLE technology which should allow the device to function for up to 2 years without recharging, merely replacing the wristwatch sized button-cell battery.
|Approx. Battery Life
(Based on the Prototype Model)
|Approx. 2 years (assuming the communication function is used for 12 hours per day)|
Casio expects to have the watch available in 2011, and is actively seeking 3rd party application development to communicate with other devices.
Unlike traditional Bluetooth devices, the radio range of the watch is only expected to be 2-5 meters.
|Communication Specifications||Data Transfer Rate||1 Mbps|
|Signal Strength||0 dBm (1mW)|
|Signal Range||2â€“5 m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)|
|Encryption Method||128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)|
|Communication Functions||Time Correction||The watch can be synchronized with time information transmitted from a smartphone|
|Incoming Call and E-mail Alert||The watch alerts users of incoming calls and e-mail messages sent to a smartphone|
|Finder Function||Alarm and vibration functions of a smartphone can be activated using a watch button|
|Watch Functions||Alarm||5 independent daily alarms; hourly time signal; vibration function|
|Stopwatch||1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59â€™59.99â€; split time|
|Countdown Timer||Measuring unit: 1 second; Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours|
|World Time||100 cities (35 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time|
|Light||Electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow|
|Other||Full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; sleep mode|