News

March 8, 2019

CITIZEN announces "Eco-Drive Riiiver” — a next-generation smart watch
using IoT platform “Riiiver” to connect people, devices and services.

On March 10 at SXSW in Austin, Texas, CITIZEN unveils its new smart watch “Eco-Drive Riiiver,” which incorporates the IoT platform service “Riiiver.”

Eco-Drive Riiiver

Eco-Drive Riiiver is a next-generation smart watch that connects to various devices and services through the CITIZEN’s open-source “Riiiver“ IoT platform. The new platform makes it possible, for example, to call a transportation service with just push of watch button or operate smart speakers with the watch.

Eco-Drive Riiiver’s design combines the best of both worlds with smart-watch functionality and the smart analogue style of a wristwatch. In addition, Eco-Drive powers the watch using any light source with no external battery charging necessary.

The new watches feature high-visibility colours and hands encased in a wide, spacious dial that make readability quick and easy. The minimalist design is complemented by intricate mesh band and finely finished cases. Moreover, the evocative design takes advantage of CITIZEN’s century-long experience in watchmaking by integrating the beauty of analogue affability and warmth with the digital world.

Product Information

  • Connects with smartphone via Bluetooth®
  • Connects with third-party devices and services via Riiiver
  • Customised watch functions via Eco-Drive Riiiver App
  • Measure calories, steps and light levels
 
Brand / Product name Eco-Drive Riiiver
Model BZ7005-74E BZ7007-61E
Launch (projected) Autumn 2019
Price (projected) USD 420.00 + Tax USD 420.00 + Tax
Case / Band Stainless steel / stainless steel
Crystal Sapphire glass (anti-reflective coating)
Case Size 43.2mm / 12.6mm
Specifications Cal.W510 / Accuracy ± 15 seconds per month / Eco-drive running for about 7 months on full charge (about 1.5 years at power save) / Bluetooth® (automatic time reception, cooperation with Riiiver) / W.R. 10 BAR
 
Brand / Product name Eco-Drive Riiiver
Model BZ7000-60L BZ7005-74X
Launch (projected) Autumn 2019
Price (projected) USD 420.00 + Tax USD 420.00 + Tax
Case / Band Stainless steel / stainless steel
Crystal Sapphire glass (anti-reflective coating)
Case Size 43.2mm / 12.6mm
Specifications Cal.W510 / Accuracy ± 15 seconds per month / Eco-drive running for about 7 months on full charge (about 1.5 years at power save) / Bluetooth® (automatic time reception, cooperation with Riiiver) / W.R. 10 BAR

Eco-Drive Riiiver application

The Eco-Drive Riiiver application is available for download for free from the App Store and Google Play. The app is required to connect the watch model with various Riiiver-enabled devices and services and for inputting settings and controls.

About Riiiver

Riiiver is an open IoT platform service to expand experiences with “time,” by connecting people, devices, and services. In a simple three-step operation process, Riiiver allows wearers to create an “iiidea” action that can interact and connect with various devices and services. The term “iiidea” refers to a combination of the commands that the user chooses.

[iiidea – 3 step combinations ]

Step Pieces
Choose a piece for “trigger” "Press watch button,” “Burn 200kcal," “cab dispatch service” and others
Choose a piece for “service” "Music,” ”Find a nearby cafe" and others
Choose a piece for “action” "Shuffle the playlist,” “point hands of the watch to specific time" and others

[iiidea combination examples]

Riiiver’s open-source development will enable and inspire innovators to create new “iiidea” combinations. The following are a few examples:

1. Dispatch a taxi to your location by pressing single button on watch.

Press watch button Cab dispatch service A cab comes to your place

2. Music playlist shuffles upon completion of 200kcal workout.

Burn 200kcal Listen to music Playlist is shuffled

As an open-source innovation project, the Riiiver platform introduces new possibilities that are further broadened by participating developers and companies. As a result, future device and service connectibility will continue to enhance our lifestyle and conveniences.

Riiiver release schedule

March 2019 : Official announcement at the SXSW 2019.
Fall 2019 : Release of the "Eco-Drive Riiiver” watch models.

*Scheduled dates are subject to change without prior notice.

Eco-Drive Riiiver Official website : https://www.citizenwatch-global.com/riiiver/index.html

Riiiver Official website : https://riiiver.com

About CITIZEN

CITIZEN WATCH is a true manufacture d'horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch’ s individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1918, CITIZEN have held the belief of “Better Starts Now” — that is, no matter who you are or what you do, it is always possible to make something better, and now is the time to start doing it. Sharing this belief, we have made watches, invented and improved technologies and explored the future of watches such as our proprietary light-powered Eco-Drive technology and state-of-the-art satellite-synchronised timekeeping.

  • * 1 Eco Drive is a CITIZEN-proprietary technology that powers watches with light without needing battery replacement and maintains precise timekeeping with GPS satellites. Certified as "Eco Mark Product.”
  • ★Eco Drive and Riiiver are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
  • ★Content of this release is up-to-date information as date of release. Design and specifications are subjected to change in whole or in part without prior notice.
  • ● Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
  • ● App Store is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
  • ● Google Play is a registered trademark of Google LLC.