CASIO has announced the release of a new chronograph EDIFICE in the spirit of motorcycle racing. The new analog model with an active mechanism for connecting to a smartphone is the result of a collaboration with a professional racing team.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the new RACE LAP CHRONOGRAPH EQB-800, the latest model in the EDIFICE line of precision watches that perfectly combines dynamic style and cutting-edge technology. Working closely with a professional racing team, the EQB-800 combines cutting-edge technology such as smartphone connectivity with a design inspired by fast-paced and breathtaking motor racing.
Design, ergonomics and functionality are inspired by motorsports, which is why the EQB-800 features Casio's Connected Engine technology to connect to your smartphone.
Specifically, the retrograde dial located at the nine o'clock position and displaying 1/20 second stopwatch data, smartphone connection information and battery level. The arrow of this dial, when choosing different modes, moves in the same way as the arrow of the tachymeter when starting the engine.
The set time indicator at 12 o'clock allows the user to instantly assess the success of each lap. As a result of consultation with a professional racing team from Japan, it was possible to create an indicator with a function that starts the countdown 10 seconds before the set time. This indicator allows the user to easily track the appearance of the car at a given point, and members of the racing team to show signs to drivers at the right time. It also lets the viewer know when their favorite driver is back in view.
In addition, when downloading the recorded stopwatch data to a connected smartphone, the lap time is displayed not only in units with an accuracy of 1/1000th of a second, but also graphically. Smartphone connectivity also allows the user to check race data in a variety of ways, which would be difficult if they were only using a watch, with overtime laps being highlighted, for example.
The EQB-800 also performs automatic time adjustment four times a day with the Accurate Time System, which updates the watch's internal daylight saving time (DST) and time zone data from a smartphone. The model also provides a world clock function, which allows using a special application to select the desired one from more than 300 cities and set the time display in it.
Showing accurate time anywhere in the world is essential to the EQB-800, a watch inspired by auto racing, a sport that relies heavily on accurate timing schedules.