Smartwatches are all the craze these days, but for Casio making a watch smarter doesn’t necessarily mean loading it with the latest mobile ecosystem. Instead, Casio is sticking to their tried and true approach.
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Casio shows off the latest in iOS-connected watches at CES

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Smartwatches are all the craze these days, but for Casio making a watch smarter doesn’t necessarily mean loading it with the latest mobile ecosystem. Instead, Casio is sticking to their tried and true approach of producing quality watches of the more traditional type while adding in a few smart features to boost their usefulness.

Casio’s lineup includes several smartphone-lined watched that enable the wearer to view and engage with a variety of content. In the latest iteration, Casio has built in music playback control capabilities. The watch also features notifications support a nifty feature that helps track your phone should you lose. Vice versa, an iPhone can be used to manipulate watch settings.

Going a step further, the newly announced STB-1000 sports watch combines the same Bluetooth functionality but also adds connected apps that can be used to track fitness activity. Data culled by the apps can be displayed directly on the watch face (though the heavy listing is done by the sensors and processors found in the smartphone).

Casio’s line of connected watches makes a great middle ground for those not seeking a full-fledged smartwatch but yearning for something still offering a more robust experience. The G Shock line of Bluetooth-enabled watches is currently available, while the STB-1000 will arrive later this year.

 

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