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Ful or Less? The Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity

The new Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity is not only solar powered but it also connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone. The point of the system is that it has small indicators on the face and the second hand swings to one of them to indicate that there is something on your iPhone that needs attention, for example a message or meeting. the advantage is that you can leave your phone in your bag or pocket and still be notified by your phone even when it is silent. What do you think about your devices talking to one another? Could this be applied in other instances as well?


It’s certainly stylish, but is it Useful or Useless? Either way, it’s coming this Fall from www.citizenwatch.com.


6 Responses to “Ful or Less? The Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity”

  1. Aaron says:

    Why can’t it be digital…I don’t own a citizen…but it wouldn’t be my everyday watch.

  2. Qball says:

    Hmmm… I am seeing a discreet notification system in this concept. I already have some undercover ideas in mind… interesting. Thx for the info!

  3. HalP says:

    Jeez..just yesterday I was half-wondering/half inventing a watch in my mind that would notify you of phone alerts.

    Should’ve known someone smarter has already made one!

  4. Desert Lizard says:

    I think the technology would be useful in other applications, but not this application.

    Another application for watch-bluetooth technology might be having a watch that communicates with your GPS. The GPS can stay in your bag and the watch screen gives you direction and distance to next point. No more lifting up your GPS to look at its screen. The advantage would be hands-free travel; keep both hands on your rifle as you navigate.

  5. ncs says:

    sony ericsson has this type of watch many years ago but it is digital

  6. Reverend says:

    James Bond called, he wants his watch back. 🙂