While there are a bunch of Bluetooth watches on the market, none of them could be easily worn by your fashionable Bond-like gentleman. LEDs and LCDs don’t really go with a tuxedo. Sure, these days, a lot of us don’t need to wear a tux to go to work, but it never hurts to have a fashionable stealth watch that also has Bluetooth technology built-in.
The Citizen Eco-Drive Promixity is exactly that, a Bluetooth watch that looks like many other manly-chronograph watches. It will definitely cut it in a business meeting, thanks to its bold lines and steel casing. The watch can sync up to your iPhone 4S that has Bluetooth 4.0, as well as the next generation iPhone once it arrives.
If you miss a call or get a message, the second hand of the watch will point towards a word on the inner flange to indicate what happened on your phone. An analog cellphone indicator dials sound like something out of steampunk! There are no LEDs or flashing lights to make you look like a tech geek with this watch. There’s even a search mode that allows you to help your phone if you lose it in your house.
The Eco-Drive Proximity will sell for $550(USD) when it’s released this fall. That’s not cheap, but the design is certainly more timeless than the barrage of digital “smartwatches” hitting the market these days. Hopefully the tech inside won’t be outdated by next year.