Two years have passed since the review of the Casio Edifice EQB-500 chronometer. In 2014, Japanese watches were overshadowed by the Apple Watch, Pebble, and Android Wear alternatives.

The portrait of a smart watch buyer is constantly changing, and the most impressive shifts take place in the minds of real owners. I read reviews when a person, after buying an Apple Watch, tested mechanics or quartz, after which he sold smart watches and purchased switches. Casio Edifice EQB-500 in this regard is the most painless transition option: they are half smart. They have a bluetooth module, but there are no notifications.

Synchronization with a smartphone is needed to quickly set the time, alarms and time zones. Of course, no one canceled the control through the mechanical buttons on the case, but I have not met a living Edifice owner who would remember numerous combinations of calling modes. With a smartphone, access to watch settings is much easier.

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For two years, skeptics about the future of Casio have diminished, and now the EQB-500 are the best-selling in the Edifice line. The classic dial, stainless steel case, solar panel, water resistance and shock resistance played their role. The manufacturer has added new colors and variations.

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For example, there are models with an electronic screen (ECB-500), as well as a rotating Earth globe to display the time of day (EQB-600).

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It is gratifying to see that the vector of development of the watch brand Casio is preserved, despite the high competition from the “neighbors” in business.