Written by Emmie

Expert review of the Casio Edifice EQB-501XDB-1AER

The watches from the Edifice range are just a part of it, but what makes these hybrid watches so special? Is it because you link the watch to your smartphone? Because you set different time zones? Or because the watch provides itself with new energy with the help of sunlight? I spent a week with the Casio Edifice EQB-501XDB-1AER on my wrist. In this article I tell you what this watch has to offer.

In short

  • Compatible with Android and iOS
  • Option to set different time zones
  • Waterproof
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  • The sturdy mineral glass is scratched less quickly than normal glass.
  • The design of the watch is stylish and fits any outfit.
  • The watch charges itself with sunlight.
  • The dial gives light in the dark.
  • The watch case is large and thick on a (ladies) wrist.
  • It is not possible to measure your steps and calorie consumption with the watch.
  • The watch does not show calls or messages from your smartphone .

Out of the box

I catch myself on a Christmas-like feeling when I get the lid of the round aluminum can. The Casio Edifice EQB-501XDB-1AER excites me. The manual and a card with QR code to link the Edifice to the Casio Watch + app are also included in the packaging. The watch looks like an ordinary watch, but still has smart functions.


Casio Edifice

The steel design of the Edifice suits every outfit. Still, the watch case on my wrist is very large and thick (1.41 cm). On the other hand, the large buttons on the side make the operation comfortable, that there is plenty of room for the beautiful design of the dial and that the mineral glass scratched less quickly than normal glass. And indeed, after a week of wearing, there is still no scratch on my Edifice.


Casio Edifice

The Casio Edifice has a classic dial that lights up in the dark and shows a lot. So you see the date display, whether the watch is in airplane mode, an alarm function and the stopwatch. In addition, the watch automatically adjusts the time when you move to a different time zone. You also set a second time zone by default, which appears on the left clock on the dial. If you travel a lot, then the Edifice is certainly a good companion.

Smartphone compatibility

Casio Edifice

Thanks to Bluetooth, you can easily connect the Edifice to your smartphone. You do not get constant notifications of incoming calls via the watch like a smartwatch, but you can set the watch so that the hands are staggered when you receive an email. What I mainly used is the 'phone finder' function. Have you lost your phone? Then press the lower button. Your smartphone then passes over so you can easily find it again.


The Casio Edifice EQB-501XDB-1AER is a sturdy watch that is useful when you are traveling a lot and have to switch between different time zones. It is easy to connect him via bluetooth to your smartphone so that you are aware of e-mails. The most useful feature is the phone finder function (yes, I often lost my smartphone). On the other hand, the watch is pretty big. It is important to be aware of this before purchasing an Edifice watch. 'Edifice' does not mean 'building' for nothing.

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