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The new Casio G-Steel B100 is a smartwatch that hides its brains

Casio has done some interesting things lately. With their latest model Edifice they started playing with the idea of ​​an analog watch that connects to your phone and can be set automatically in any time zone. This decision to focus on OLED function is a good decision and the G-Steel B100 is the latest example of this move.

The B100 is a slim and sturdy watch with a multilayer architecture designed to look cool and stand up to massive abuse. Almost every feature of this watch is changed on the phone, from the time / world-time to the alarms and timers.

The noon dial shows the current day of the week as well as the activity of the function. A sundial at 6 o'clock shows a second time zone while a small dial shows AM / PM for that area. There is a date window at 5 o'clock.

When you want to exchange time zones, you open the application and set things up as you want. You can even trade instantly between the current zone and the second zone, the hands setting themselves up as if by magic.

That, as they say, that's it. The watch also has a "Find a Phone" feature that can vibrate your phone and the entire watch is set to different atomic clocks via the Internet, ensuring you'll never be out of sync. Finally, it includes a beautiful LED light at the bottom of the face that allows you to brighten things up pretty well. It charges via solar through the crystal before.

Sometimes a watch is only a watch. Can this watch detect your steps? Are you on a raft in the middle of the ocean? Tell you to breathe? No. But it can exchange easily between time zones and wake you up in a distant place. The simplicity of Casio in this case is his strength, a strength born of not being everything for everyone. While this watch is almost an analogue accident in a digital world, it's nice to see that some things stay the same.

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