Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity 2.5
By CITIZEN WATCH CO.,LTD
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The official Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch App
This App unlocks the Bluetooth features of the Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch featuring firmware v2.0 or higher. Through the Bluetooth 4.0 connection with your iPhone, you can be alerted to incoming calls, emails, messages, reminders, and alerts. To learn more about the Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity watch, visit www.citizenwatch.com
- Incoming call notifications
- Email notifications for all email types received through the Apple iOS Mail App
- SMS notifications received through the default Apple iOS Messages App
- FaceTime notifications
- Facebook and Facebook Messenger notifications using the Facebook Inc. Apps
- Twitter notifications using the Twitter Inc. App
- Sync the time and date on your Proximity watch to your iPhone
- Improved Bluetooth Connectivity through iPhone and iOS 7.0.4
- Proximity firmware updated through the Bluetooth connection between the App and Proximity Watch
- Proximity watch firmware v2.5 embedded in the App. No WiFi or Data connection needed
- Leverages improved iOS7 Notification Center Preference settings
iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S
Requires iOS 7.0.4 later
Requires Proximity Watch firmware v2.0 or later. For information, visit:http://www.citizenwatch-global.com/userssite/proximity/ios7notification0e.html
Once I learned how to use the new App (completely different than before) and got rid of some of my misunderstandings about using the watch, I am thoroughly enjoying this new version. It is great to be able to update the firmware myself and not have to depend on the App to connect. Pairing is like any other Bluetooth device now!
I did have a challenge due to my own misuse from using the first version.
I used to press and hold the upper button for a while to reconnect. I learned from Citizen when I do this I am clearing the pairing information from the watch, so I have to clear the paring information from the iPhone, then pair the watch and iPhone again. They advised me to reconnect, simply press and release the upper right button after clearing any notifications present on the watch. I am having great success!!
Lots of options for notifications now. I may have to turn some off because my watch feels like it wants to vibrate off my wrist with the notifications! Great to have all the options.
If you are having challenges, be sure to ask Citizen for the App 2.5 use guide and Firmware update guide. These are great and really helped me.
More features, still doesn't work.
I want to love my Citizen Proximity Eco-Drive watch, but the constant hassle with Bluetooth connectivity has removed any added value that this watch has. The updated app worked for me once- just after I had successfully updated my watch's firmware to v2.5. Since then I have been unable to reconnect and use any of the proximity features. I regret my original purchase, but seeing as how it's been over a year since I've owned the watch, it's highly unlikely the Bluetooth functionality will ever get improved. I've had the watch in for service twice, with Citizen performing an update the second time to prepare for this new app- not sure if I'll bother with future app updates as the ease of using the proximity functions over the last year have been dismal.
This app has room for improvement. Even though the basic functions works as expected (except frequent disconnection prompt) Citizen can include more new features like notification for Whatsapp and can include an Alarm function (alarm time can be set in watch and watch can be triggered to vibrate). Also app can be programmed to show timer from watch in Chrono mode. UI of this app can be improved a lot as well, since buyers who pay $495 for this watch deserve a better app. Overall a very average app which needs a lot of improvement.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Released: Mar 14, 2014
- Version: 2.5.0
- Size: 2.9 MB
- Languages: English, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: CITIZEN WATCH CO.,LTD.
- © 2014, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.