Watch forums and tech websites are buzzing with excitement over the new Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity. With its Bluetooth 4.0 LE capabilities and iPhone 4S (or higher) compatibility, watch collectors and tech-lovers everywhere are anxiously awaiting their arrival.
Compatible with the iPhone 4S (or higher), the Proximity will sync with your phone using a free Citizen-developed iPhone app to silently alert you of calls and emails. When your phone receives one, your watch will give off a subtle vibration and a sweeping second hand will indicate an incoming call (notification at the 11 o’clock position) or email (notification at the 10 o’clock position). If you’re worried about missing an important meeting or appointment, you can also sync your watch with your phone’s calendar; it will vibrate when the appointment time is near.
Not only does the new Citizen Proximity alert you of incoming calls and messages, it also serves as a security feature. With its 10-meter sync range, your phone will automatically lock once your watch moves past the 10-meter mark. This not only protects against theft, but it also helps if your phone does get stolen because then no one can access any information on your phone. Losing or misplacing your phone is a common occurrence for many of us. Anytime you can’t seem to remember where you placed your phone, just press the pusher on your watch and your phone will ring, even when on silent mode.
Traveling across time zones has never been easier. With the push of a button, your watch will automatically sync to the local time and date after you’ve entered into the new time zone. This is ideal for those who travel often and do not want the hassle of trying to manually adjust their watch.
With Citizen’s unstoppable Eco-Drive solar-power technology, this timepiece is an environmentally-friendly clean energy source. Receiving its charge from any light source, this watch never requires a battery change and has a power reserve indicator to let you know when it is time to give it a good charge.
The new Proximity will be available in two different styles: a green accented version with a black IP case and a blue accented model with a stainless steel case; both with polyurethane-coated leather straps. Additional features include a perpetual calendar, 1-second chronograph, 12/24 hour time and 100 meter water resistance.
Whether you’re looking for something to easily bridge together your timepiece and smart phone, or just looking for the new state-of-the-art tech gadget, the highly-anticipated Citizen Proximity is truly a one-of-a-kind timepiece.
The Citizen Proximity is on order and is due to arrive at Princeton Watches in late November of this year, however, quantities will be limited. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates or contact Customer Service at 1-800-572-8263 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST if you have any questions or would like to place an order.
Key Timekeeping Features:
- Citizen Eco-Drive: Light-powered environmentally clean energy source
- Perpetual Calendar: Automatically adjusts for odd and even months and leap years through the year 2100
- 1-Second chronograph measures up to 60 minutes
- 12/24 Hour time with AM/PM indicator
- Power reserve indicator
- Non-reflective crystal
- Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet)
- Case width 45mm (approximately 1 3/4 inches)
- Polyurethane-coated strap with contrast stitching
- Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy Bluetooth) powered by Eco-Drive
- Compatible with iPhone 4S
- Free Citizen-developed iPhone app with convenient technical updates