Seiko Prospex stands for “professional specifications”. These watches are unique for their outstanding water resistant ability. It is the preferred brand for people who spend time. The brand has both air and land collection of watches. The latest land collection of 2017 is Seiko Prospex SBEM Land Tracer model. SBEM is a series of solar powered watches that provide a pleasant outdoor experience and 3D functionality for logging and monitoring outdoor activity.
Outdoor Activity Field Log
These watches incorporate Seiko’s unique field log function. The function is incorporated in a smartphone application dedicated to Prospex watches. It synchronizes position information on your smartphone with the altitude information gathered by the clock. The data is logged in 3D by the application.
The communication between the smartphone and the wristwatch is through Seiko Watch Link, a Bluetooth connection. The trajectory can be displayed superimposed on Google maps. A 3d trace log is a tool that is invaluable for keeping a record of outdoor activities. Most importantly, it recreates the vivid, long lasting impression of the tour, which can be shared on social media platforms.
Log Point Registering Function
While outdoors, you may wish to mark out particular points on your journey. The points may present an eagle's view, especially where you branch off to a different route. The latest Seiko Prospex watch series provides a log point button to record all these.
The log points are displayed showing altitude and distance differences between them. It also provides the time of travel necessary to move from one location or current position to a log point at current speed. It also takes photos which you can easily share on your timeline.
Weather forecast Information Display
In some cases, fair weather days suddenly become foggy or rainy. Seiko’s weather forecast function provides detailed information on weather elements of the current location. The measured weather elements include temperature, speed, and direction of wind, humidity, and rainfall. The location data is obtained from your smartphone.
The Koyami display function is another convenient feature on the Seiko Prospex watches. It shows the dates of the month, current moon, and tidal cycles.
The watches are equipped with three field sensors namely, azimuth, pressure and temperature sensors. The azimuth sensor is useful for outdoor scenes and especially climbing. The pressure sensor measures the atmospheric pressure, which is used to determine the altitude of the location.
Automatic Time Sync
The time on the clock and that of your smartphone can be synchronized via Bluetooth communications. When the smartphone application starts, it automatically syncs the watch’s time. The synchronization can be carried out also at set intervals for up to 3 times in a day.
Power Generation Display
With the latest Seiko’s solar watches, there is no fear about your watch’s batteries running out. The inbuilt solar cell uses sunlight to charge these batteries. There is a display function that shows the charging level of the clock in 10 steps.
20 ATM water resistant
Like all other Seiko Prospex watches, Land Tracer SBEM models are equipped with 20ATM water resistant. Therefore, you can peacefully take part in offshore activities such as rafting and diving.
The models currently available are SBEM001, SBEM003 and SBEM005. The SBEM005 Land Tracer Downhiller is a limited edition designed specifically for outdoor sports. It has reinforced silicon strap with a monotone camouflage pattern. It is durable, and sweat or ultraviolet rays do not affect its performance.
Cost and Considerations
Seiko Prospex SBEM watch series currently costs 50,000 yen plus tax except the SBEM model that costs 52,000 yen + tax. Before purchasing your Land Tracer, ensure that your smartphone runs on an OS that supports the Prospex application. Additionally, if outside Japan, the radio wave communications regulations in your country should allow the use of Bluetooth wavelengths.
Seiko Watch Co., Ltd. now introduced a limited edition model of the world's first GPS solar watch <Seiko Astron> 8X series dual time with the design theme of "Luxury Resort". The model features large 2mm-diameter-natural diamonds on its dial which will be released on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
Seiko first launched Astron series in 1969, the first commercial quartz wristwatch in the world. Succeeding in the "quartz revolution" that has changed the lifestyle of people around the world with a high time accuracy, Seiko then offered its "second revolution" of the watch history.
In 2012 the world's first GPS solar watch Astron was introduced. It offers an ultimate time accuracy based on the atomic clock, equipped with a solar charging function that does not require regular battery replacement, it is possible to know time anywhere you are now with a simple operation.
More stable reception performance by the ring antenna mounted on its own development, efficient smart sensors correct the time (※ 1) , such as the joy of movement indicated by the needle a number of acquired satellite at the time of GPS signal reception, advanced <Seiko Astron> unique by sex, it has won a high reputation in the world 50 countries or more.
(※ 1) when the amount of charge is insufficient it does not perform the reception.
<Seiko Astron> is the brand birth since 2012, about 30 percent of downsizing than debut model (7X series) (※ 2) and chronograph (stopwatch function) Release of 8X series chronograph was realized mounted, and constantly evolving to 8X series dual time which can display the time in two time zones at the same time, it has attracted strong support in the world 50 countries or more.
(※ 2) of the first generation of release 2012 (7X series), it is a volume comparison of the watch head.
THE CONCEPT IS "LUXURY RESORT"
This Limited model comes with the image of a luxurious individual who enjoys the resort of the world. It features an elegant pink gold color of the case, the setting of the first series of the large as the hour mark (time scale) (2mm diameter) natural diamonds, the light It reflected beautifully shining 24 face cut of the ceramic bezel, high-quality natural crocodile leather band, and finish in the glamorous and a classy look.
※ the orientation of the back cover may be different.
The 7X series the small clock of position 6 o'clock which was a 24-hour clock, the same 12-hour clock and the basic clock, has been improved legibility by add the AM / PM display. It has adopted the electronic crown, in both the basic clock and a small clock, it can be time zone selection manually by a simple operation of only turning the crown.
In addition, the character and the serial number of the "Limited Edition" is marked as a proof of the limited model is to back cover, it has been housed in limited special box.
AUTOMATIC TIME CORRECTION FUNCTION "SMART SENSOR"
The "smart sensor" is a Seiko unique feature. When the watch is subjected to sunlight, it will start a time correction received information from the GPS satellites automatically within 5 seconds. Moreover, even if the clock and timing are hidden under the clothes, and you can not sense the sunlight, such as during the cloudy weather, the watch will still automatically recognize which timezone it is in. Without being conscious every day, it is always a useful feature that is tailored to the correct time for your convenience.
<Seiko Astron> 8X series dual time diamond limited edition will be released on April 15 2016
Part number : SBXB080
Name of Series : Luxury Resort
Case material : Titanium (pink gold color plated)
Band material : Crocodile
Sales volume : Limited 500 pieces
Glass Material : Sapphire glass (super clear coating (※ 3))
Bezel material : Ceramics
Waterproof performance: For everyday life waterproof (10 ATM water resistant)
Magnetic resistance : Anti-magnetic watch (JIS anti-magnetic watch one)
Case size : [Outer diameter] 45.0mm [thickness] 13.3mm
After-sales service : Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
(※ 3) super clear coating
to suppress transparent film reflecting 99% or more of the light, Seiko own anti-reflective coating process has been subjected to both front and rear surfaces of the glass. Even under sunlight or the bright environment, do not let aware of the presence of glass. In addition, you can wipe off even the dirt by the anti-fouling film on the surface easily.
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