Well, not heavy metal in the sense of thrashing the mosh pit, but hey, if you want to, you could. No, instead, these are some watches that give you a full metal jacket on the case and bracelet, while hooking on up to your phone. Oh, and giving you a nice dose of color as well – that’s what the Casio Edifice ECB20 models have in store for you.

In terms of the smartwatch capability, it’s pretty standard across the whole of the Edifice line (and which we also reviewed in the past):

Created to keep users on time and in fashion, the ECB20 series comes equipped with full-time Smartphone Link technology. Enabling users to stay up to date and on time, the timepieces adjust to the user?s location and time zone in a breeze.

By downloading the EDIFICE Connected app and pairing it to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth?, the watches can access the correct time in their current location and for up to 300 cities worldwide, even updating with the latest time zone and daylight-saving time information.

Users can also access their calendars when linking their smartphones, allowing the timepieces to notify them with the schedule timer indicator as to when their next event, task or appointment is approaching.

Additional features include water resistance up to 100 meters, a super illuminator for bright nighttime display, five alarms, as well as a stopwatch, countdown timer and two-year battery life.


In other words, it offers just about everything you’d want in a modern quartz-driven watch. And even if you don’t care about the smartwatch notifications, I cannot underscore enough how nice it is to have the connected app on your phone to set and adjust things on a primarily-analog (but still complicated) watch such as this.


Casio has also kept these new watches very, very affordable. The new series is available in three colorways: black dial with orange accents and a silver stainless steel band and bezel (ECB20D-1A; MSRP: $150); black dial with blue accents and a silver stainless steel band and bezel (ECB20DB-1A; MSRP: $160); and black dial with ion plated bezel and band (ECB20DC-1A; MSRP: $220). You should be able to find these in shops as of now, as well as directly at edifice.casio.com

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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