BLE 4.0-enabled Watch Displays Fitness Data from an iPhone while Totally Preserving Functionality and Performance as a Watch

Casio Releases New Sports Watch Compatible with Mobile Fitness Apps

April 1, 2014

BLE 4.0-enabled Watch Displays Fitness Data from an iPhone while Totally Preserving Functionality and Performance as a Watch
Casio Releases New Sports Watch Compatible with Mobile Fitness Apps

April 2014 - Casio has released an exciting new sports watch. The STB-1000 uses wireless technology to enable the wearer to check personal fitness data from popular mobile apps and operate a music player on an iPhone.

Following on from Casio’s initial release in 2011 of a G-SHOCK watch that uses Bluetooth® v4.0 with low energy wireless technology to communicate with smartphones and later models which added compatibility with more major smartphone brands worldwide, offered various other new functions including notification of incoming calls and emails, as well as the ability to control a smartphone’s music player, Casio has now extended its offering.

Casio, using Bluetooth® v4.0, has now launched this exciting technology in to the sports watch category with the new STB-1000.*1 It is compatible with four iPhone*2 fitness apps: Abvio’s Runmeter, Walkmeter, and Cyclemeter (http://abvio.com/), as well as Wahoo Fitness (http://www.wahoofitness.com/), all available for download from the Apple App Store.

The sports watch can be used to check personal fitness data such as running pace and distance, elapsed time, pulse,*3 cycling speed,*3 and pedal rotations.*3

*1 This watch is equipped with the LSI Bluetooth® Low Energy LSI ML7105 wireless technology developed by LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., providing energy-saving performance.

*2 Compatible with iPhone4/5/5C/5S with iOS7 installed.

*3 A separate sensor is required to measure these kinds of data.

 

To make running more comfortable and fun, the new watch makes it easy for wearers to operate their iPhone music player. Without having to take out their iPhone, wearers can easily play or stop songs using the watch buttons, while also adjusting the volume or advancing a track. The watch itself (without an iPhone) also offers a wide range of other sports watch functions, including recording of up to 120 lap times.

Tim Gould, Head of Marketing, Casio UK said: “This is an ideal sports watch for the countless recreational runners who exercise with their iPhones. In addition to the compatibility with iPhone apps, it is waterproof, has a battery life of two years, and has a design that makes it easy to use and wear all the time.”

Casio plans to expand the number of fitness apps compatible with the STB-1000. By allowing wearers to change their fitness applications without having to change their watch, they will be able to view personal fitness data for different sports. This will dramatically increase the convenience of using the STB-1000.

 

Please visit here for further information: http://spg.casio.com/us/en/

 

For a sample or imagery please contact: Hannah Rowe, hannahr@casio.co.uk/ 020 8208 7846

 

Specifications

STB-1000

Water Resistance

100 meters

Wireless

Bluetooth 4.0 with low energy technology

Watch

Functions

World Time

100 cities (35 time zones, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Alarm

5 daily alarms or one-time alarms (with 1 snooze alarm), hourly time signal

Stopwatch

1/100 second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 99:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, lap time, split time; memory capacity: up to 120 records; lap number (from 001 to 999); best lap time screen

Countdown Timer

Setting accuracy: 1 second; 100-hour maximum per set; unit of measure: 1/10-second

Light

LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow); auto light switch; selectable illumination duration: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds

Other Features

Mobile link; vibe alert; tap function; full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; low battery warning; power-saving function*

* Mobile Link turns off automatically after a fixed amount of time to save power

Accuracy at Normal Temperature

±15 seconds per month

Approx. Battery Life

Approx. 2 years on CR2032*

* Mobile link used 12 hours per day

Size of Case

52.5×47.0×15.5mm

Total Weight

Approx.55g

 

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries.

Runmeter, Walkmeter, and Cyclemeter are registered trademarks of Abvio Inc.

Wahoo Fitness is a registered trademark of Wahoo Fitness.

Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.


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