Casio Releases New Sports Watch Compatible With Mobile Fitness Apps Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0-enabled Watch Displays Fitness Data from an iPhone while Preserving Functionality and Performance as a Watch

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. announced today the STB-1000, an exciting new sports watch that leverages Bluetooth® v4.0 with low energy wireless technology to enable wearers to check personal fitness data from popular mobile apps, operate a music player on a smartphone, and more.*1 The STB-1000 will be on display in Casio's booth (#10904) during the International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 7-10, 2014.

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Casio is well-known for its innovative timepieces. In 2011, Casio announced its first G-SHOCK watch that uses Bluetooth® v4.0 with low energy wireless technology to communicate with smartphones. Later models added compatibility with multiple major smartphone brands worldwide and offered various other new functions including notification of incoming calls and emails, as well as the ability to control a smartphone's music player from the watch.

With the new STB-1000, Casio is extending iPhone compatibility, enabled through Bluetooth® v4.0, to the sports watch category. It is compatible with four iPhone*2 fitness apps: Abvio's Runmeter, Walkmeter, and Cyclemeter (www.abvio.com), as well as Wahoo Fitness (www.wahoofitness.com), all of which are 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 In addition to its fitness capabilities, the STB-1000 offers all of the essential functions of a timepiece that Casio fans have come to expect including time display, daily alarms and a countdown timer.

"This is an ideal sports watch for countless recreational runners who exercise with their iPhones," said Shigenori Itoh, CEO of Casio America Inc. "In addition to the compatibility with several apps, it has a battery life up to two years and a versatile, water-proof design that makes it easy to use and wear before, during and after any workout."

To make running more comfortable and enjoyable, the STB-1000 allows wearers to operate their iPhone music player without having to physically access the device. 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 up to 120 lap times.

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 a number of different sports which will dramatically increase the convenience and fun of using the STB-1000.

For more information on Casio's new STB-1000, visit http://spg.casio.com/us/en/.

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.

 

Specifications


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

 

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

 

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.



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