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Citizen Men's Proximity Eco-Drive Black Ion Plated Proximity Watch AT7035-01E

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Product Specifications
Watch Information
Brand NameCitizen
Model numberAT7035-01E
Part NumberAT7035-01E
Item shaperound
ClaspBuckle
Case materialstainless-steel
Case diameter45.00
Case Thickness15.00
Band materialNylon
Band lengthmens-standard
Band width22 millimeters
Band colourblack
Dial colourblack
Bezel materialstainless-steel
Bezel Functionstationary
Calendarperpetual-calendar
Special featureschronograph, stop-watch
Movementjapanese-quartz
Warranty typeManufacturer

Product Details


Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Proximity

Introducing Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity, a perpetual calendar chronograph with low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 powered by Eco-Drive Technology. Unique features include time/calendar adjustment, iPhone search, 10-meter sync, phone and email alert and appointment calendar notification. Additional timekeeping functions include a 1-second chronograph that measures up to 60 minutes, 12/24 hour time with AM/PM indicator, power reserve indicator, luminous hands and markers, non-reflective crystal, and water resistance to 100 meters. Available in stainless steel and black ion plated versions, the 45mm case has a perforated black leather strap with contrast stitching. Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity is currently compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and pairing is simple with the free Citizen iPhone app with technical updates.

Key Watch Features:

• Citizen Eco-Drive: Light-Powered Environmentally Clean Energy Source
• Perpetual Calendar
• 1-Second Chronograph, Measures up to 60 Minutes
• Local Time (Second Time Zone)
• 12/24 Hour Time with AM/PM Indication
• Non-Reflective Crystal
• Dual Power Reserve Indicator
• 100-Meter Water Resistant
• Perforated Leather Strap with Contrast Stitching
• 45mm Case

Bluetooth Features:

• Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
• Automatic Time/Date Sync
• iPhone Search (sound plays on compatible iPhone)
• Visual and Vibration Notification for Call, Email, or Calendar Event
• Bluetooth Connection Link Loss
• 10-Meter Sync Range
• Bluetooth Reconnect Through a Simple Press of a Button

Diagram of Features

Citizen Proximity

Collection Variations

Collection Variations

Product Description

Dress watch, Eco-Drive solar-powered technology, Overcharging prevention feature, Bluetooth® 4.0 enabled (IPhone® Search, Call/email alert, 10-meter Sync, Time/Date sync, Calendar event notification), Perpetual calendar, Power reserve indicator, Dual time function, 1-second chronograph measures up to 60-minutes, Polished green hands with luminous accents and sweep seconds, Polished white/green hands mark subdials, Applied luminescent green/polished silver-tone hour markers, White/green print, Arabic numbers and indices mark subdials, Green indices form surrounding minute track, Analog date aperture at four o'clock, Shiny black dial with white logo below twelve o'clock, Black genuine leather strap with perforated texture, green contrast stitching, green nylon backing and brushed black-ion-plated stainless steel buckle, Brushed black-ion-plated stainless steel bezel, Brushed black-ion-plated stainless steel round case, Textured black-ion-plated steel crown, Polished black-ion-plated steel selector buttons, Stainless steel screw-down caseback, Anti-reflective mineral crystal, 10 ATM (100 meters/330 feet water resistant)


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4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably impressed Feb. 26 2014
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Main two items of dislike would be:
- I expected some kind of alarm feature, both hourly and daily or 2 alarms. No alarms!!!
- The Iphone items are overrated!! phone disconnects often, and its not worth the feature if you are targeting it for that.

Additionally the day of the week indicator doesn't work except to program the watch initially. Its not as important as the other two features, but would be nice to see if its Wednesday or Friday if you have a busy week on the go and forget.

Beautiful face, elegant and comfortable strap even for a guy with a big wrist.

Probably wouldn't do it again if I had the choice...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality Atomic Watch July 7 2013
By CoolOne
Verified Purchase
Citizen watches are always a great watch and this one will not disappoint. It works OK as a standalone watch but is quite complicated to setup. However once you connect it to your iPhone it is easy to use and maintain. Overall it is a very good watch and is recommended to all IPhone users, sorry Android and Blackberry users this one is not for you at this time.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  28 reviews
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Looking Watch - Terrible Functionality Dec 8 2012
By T. Scott - Published on Amazon.com
First, let me preface this review by stating I've been in the IT industry for 16+ years.. I'm a total geek and have tons of gadgets (AKA I know what I'm doing)..

I was super pumped for this watch because of the geek factor. I have an iPhone5 with an Otterbox w/ beltclip so often times I don't hear / feel my phone ring.. Perfect solution, right?!?!

I think it would have been, had it worked.. For one thing.. When you get an "alert" (ie: Phone call, email, calendar appt) it is two very quick and very light vibrations on the watch.. So light you barely feel them.. Now, this wouldn't be a big deal if vibrated constantly until you acknowledge (ie: answer the phone or whatever) but it doesn't..

Then, it loses connectivity CONSTANTLY.. My watch and phone will literally both be on my body and it will STILL lose connectivity.. The repairing is supposed to be simple (hold the upper button for about 2 seconds) but it very rarely works.. I have to close the app, reopen, kill the app, open, turn off bluetooth, turn it back on, etc.. Only for it to get disconnected again an hour or so later.. FRUSTRATING!!

Then, it only works with IMAP email.. So, my Exchange accounts go out the window..

The pros are the simple fact that the watch looks amazing.. I love the looks and the feel and weight.. Very solid..

Pros:
*Looks
*Time syncs with iPhone (so basically atomic)
*Perpetual calendar
*LOOKS! :)

Cons:
*Vibrations are so quick and light you barely feel
*Vibrations are two quick and short ones then done.. Not constant (ie: a phone call)
*No alerting for text messages
*CONSTANT disconnects
*Reconnecting is a nightmare

So yea, I think in a few years we'll see way more watches with functionality but as of now, it's still no go.. :(
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a nice Blu Tooth watch!! Nov. 25 2012
By ratpackfan - Published on Amazon.com
I've been wanting a Blu Tooth watch to sync with my iPhone 4s for quite some time. Citizen got this one right. Once you figure it all out, it's a breeze to operate. It comes with a USB instruction manual that guides you step by step to get you going. Once you sync your phone to the watch, the time and date is set perfectly. I checked it with atomic clock and it's spot on. If you loose your iphone, simply hold the two pushers down and your iphone will chime until you open the Citizen app. The watch will remain synced with the iPhone for 6 hours and it auto disconnects. It does this to save battery power for both the iPhone and watch. The watch does feature the Eco-Drive, so some may wonder why you would be concerned about the battery life. In the instruction it breaks down the life when using the Blu Tooth and when it's off. There is a considerable difference. Once it disconnects it's vey simple to re-connect. Simply hold the upper right pusher down for 2 seconds. It then reconnects and sets the time.

I've had the watch less than 24 hours so here are my initial ratings. With a scale of 1-10 and 10 being the highest.

Fit & Finish-8-The strap is OK. Retro looking, but average quality.
Weight -9-Very light weight.
Ease of use-7-Only a techie will fully understand and use all the features.
Crystal -6-Mineral with AR coating. I feel that at this price point they should offer Sapphire.
Features -9-I would give it a 10, but the Email feature doesn't work with the icloud. Perhaps in an update they will fix this.
Size- -7-For some the size may be just right. But I'm use to larger watches.

I've owned and still own a number of Citizen watches and they have proven very reliable. More reliable than my Seiko watches I've had in my collection. The Eco-Drive is much better than the Kinetic power supply Seiko uses. Seiko has started using Solar power in some of their newer watches. So Citizen must be on the right track.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars April 2014 update : Great watch. Dec 19 2012
By J. Talbert - Published on Amazon.com
Update 4/28/14

Call me impressed. Rating went from a 3 originally to a 4, and now to a 5.

Where to start. Back in Sept spoke to Citizen and was told that they had three firmware updates coming for the watch, with the big one in March 2014 which will be a total rewrite of the code and add new features.

I sent my watch in for the first update which helped some but still disconnects. I skipped the Dec update and waited till the March update.

I waited till the middle of march before I thought about contacting Citizen and before I could contact them, I saw they had release v2.5 of the app and firmware. I waited a few weeks to contact Citizen to get he initial wave of updates done. I contacted support, they emailed me a prepaid shipping label and I sent my watch off and got it back today. So here is my update.

I got it back today and the past few hours it has been working flawlessly. The way the watch connects to the phone via bluetooth is through the iOS now and not through the app, so its much better with connections. I have been wearing it for 5 hours and it was not dropped from the watch once. With the old method it would have dropped 3-5 times.

To do the firmware update, you need to ship to Citizen. Because they said they realize you will be without the watch for a while, they are extending the warranty for an additional year for no charge.

I liked this watch before, but did not use the BT feature much due to reliability but now will be much more, especially since it will vibrate on text messages, FB messenger messages and other things. Citizen could have given up on this watch but they have stood behind it and not only have they released incremental updates to try to make it work better but opened it up to a whole new level with the new features.

One other new feature, need to contact Citizen to confirm this is still the case, but with the rewrite of the code. Once you update the app to 2.5 and send it for firmware update. The new App will have the ability to do the firmware update via bluetooth so you will be able to apply any future firmware updates to your watch yourself and not send it in. Will confirm if this is still the case.

But yes LOVE LOVE LOVE this watch!

Update 9/17/13

iOS 7 is released tomorrow and a few VERY Important things
1) The firmware in the watch is not compatible with iOS 7.
2) Will need to send your watch to Citizen for a firmware update.

I spoke to someone in customer service for Citizen the other day. Current turn around time is 2-3 weeks and will only get longer once iOS 7 is out in the open for everyone to install.

Citizen has THREE FIRMWARE updates coming
1) September
2) December
3) March 2014

Sept update is available now. It will only address the iOS 7 compatibility issues
December update will be bug fixes

March will be a TOTAL re-write. Citizen knows about the connectivity issues with the iPhone and the watch, and this total re-write will resolve this issue AND will include new features including notification for SMS text messages and Facebook messages and other notifications as well including added email support types.

What I was told is if you have the watch and send it in now for the Sept update, skip the December update and send in again in the March time frame for the new re-written firmware.

Still love my watch. Even though I dont use the notification feature a lot, it has worked when I needed it to.

Update 1/9/2013

I have had the watch for about a month and bump my review from 3 stars to 4 stars. Maybe even 4.5 :-)

Look 9: I really love the look of this watch, the more I wear it, the more I love it. I have received many compliments regarding this watch.

Feel: 8 Now that I have been wearing the watch for a while I am getting use to the watch and like the band. I question the durability of it. The leather shows odd bends around the clasp. But thats for a later update.

Functionality (Non bluetooth): 9. The watch works great, don't know why I gave this an 8 first time, but it keeps time, it does exactly what I thought it would do and want it to do. The only thing I am surprised about is it does not have an alarm. Not that I would use that feature, but most of the Citizen watches do have alarms. Alarm would be really cool if it would vibrate during the alarm.

Functionality (Bluetooth when paired): 9. I think the vibrate works well, not too hard, not too soft, but Citizen did it in a manner not to kill the battery life. The only thing I wish they would add is Text notifications.

Functionality ( bluetooth) connectivity: 8 This goes up from a 3 to a 8. Why the big jump? No Citizen has not updated the app. I have been in touch with a very helpful person from Citizen who I have talked to on the phone a few times and what she told me was they had not seen the issue I was having that the app would actually crash, and they questioned if my phone was faulty. I did a factory restore and loaded the app and still crashed. I was having other issue with my phone which lead me to believe it in fact could be HW with my phone and not the app. I took my iPhone back to the Apple Store last night. I have played around with the app trying to get it to crash and I was not able to.

Connect and reconnect works much better. Once I had to turn scan off and back on to get it to reconnect, but the connection is much better and I do not have as many disconnects as I have before with the phone and the app.

Overall: 8.5

This is a increase from a 7. I really like the watch, the ability to have my phone in silent mode and know when the phone rings is incredible. It has come in handy many times already. I still keep the email notifications off but default, but have it configured in the event I am expecting an email and want to know when I have new emails. But then again, with the 80-100 emails I get a day this feature really is not important for me.

I do think they really need to add text notification. There are some other Bluetooth watches coming to the market, that are less than half the price and if Citizen really wants to compete with them, they need to add this feature.

Highly recommend this watch.

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I just purchased the watch last night and wanted to give my first impressions, with an update to my review in a few weeks.

I will be using a scale of 1-10.

Look: 8
I am a techie and think the watch looks very nice. I like the layout of the dial. It look techie enough but also a watch I can wear with anything. Its a little big, I wish they would have somehow made the watch a little thinner. Its been a while since I have worn a watch on a daily basis so its going to take a little while to get use to.

Feel: 7

I wish the band was different, with the notches a little closer to give it a little more flexibility for adjustment on the wrist, its either slightly too tight or slightly too loose. Will take some time to break in.

Functionality of watch ( non bluetooth mode): 8
It does everything I want a watch to do. It tells time, shows me the date, and like how it shows you the battery life so you know when you need to charge it. I have looked at other Citizen Chronograph watches, many of them, even though they look nice, would have functionality that I really would not use.

Functionality (bluetooth) when paired: 9
I think this is great, I always have my phone in silent mode and do not have it on vibrate because when I am at work the one thing that drives me crazy is hearing cell phones ringing all the time. But I have a child and my father calls me all the time and in the event of an emergency I don't want to miss a call. Many times a week I will pull my phone out of my pocket and see how I missed phone calls. I love how it vibrates to let you know you have a phone call and the second hand stops at the 11 hour spot to let you know you missed a call. The email notification is cool but I have that turned off by default. You can configure it to check your email at 5,15,60,120 minute intervals. If I am expecting an email that I want to get, its easy to turn this on and have it vibrate to let you know you got a new email. I like the fact it does not keep a contact connection to your email so the watch is not vibrating nonstop.

Functionality ( bluetooth) connectivity: 3
Citizen has a lot of work to do in this area. Pairing is pretty straight forward, I did have some issues with pairing at first. The app would scan for the phone and you can see it tried to pair, the screen would dim for a second and then would continue to scan. Quitting out of the app and turning off bluetooth and restarting the app and trying again worked.

My biggest issue is re-connecting. Many times when I put the phone in activation mode, which is a simple process, but the app does not reconnect. In order to re-connect it, you need to kill the app by double tapping the home button and quitting the app. turn bluetooth off, open the app, have it tell you bluetooth needs to be turned on, click on to open settings and turn bluetooth on and then repair and hope it works. I have had issues with the app crashing on me when trying to pair and its frustrating, so I give this a 3 because its not reliable. For the most part once its paired and connected it works, I did have two instances this morning where it lost connection, the phone vibrated to let me know and the second hand was at LL for lost link.

I am a techie and love cutting edge technology, I am just hopeful that Citizen will be able to update the app to make the reconnection more reliable as well as hoping to see Citizen add new functions to the app to make this watch even better.

One suggestion I would have for Citizen is the vibrate notifications, I would like to see 2 vibrates for calls and one vibrate for emails or calendar, or maybe three for calendars, so that way you can tell what the watch is notifying you of without looking at the watch. With email alert on there is no way to tell if you have a call or new email without looking at the watch.

UPDATE: I sent an email to Citizen customer service and quickly received a response. This re-connect issue is only with the iPhone5 they say. They told me that somehow the bluetooth key gets corrupt. At the end of this review I will attach the text they sent me to re-connect.

Overall: 7
I would give it an 8 or 9 if/when Citizen fixes the bluetooth connectivity issues.

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iPhone 5 issue workaround.

This occurs as the stored Bluetooth key in the iPhone has become corrupt. This appears to be affecting iPhone 5 users and not iPhone 4S users. To recover from this:

Shut down the app
Quickly press and release the home button on your iPhone,
Press and hold the Proximity App until a "-" symbol appears
Tap on the "-" symbol to close the app,
Press and release the home button on your iPhone to return to the home screen

Tap on the 'Settings' App of the iPhone
Tap on Bluetooth
Tap on the Eco-Drive Proxi..." device
Tap on 'Forget this Device'
A pop up towards the bottom of the screen will appear. Tap on 'Forget Device'
You will be returned to the Bluetooth Device screen

You may also see a device displayed as 'Peripheral'. If so:
Tap on 'Peripheral',
Tap on 'Forget this Device'
A pop up towards the bottom of the screen will appear. Tap on 'Forget Device'

Press and release the iPhone home button to return to your iPhone home screen
Tap on the Proximity App
Turn Scan 'ON'
Pull the crown out one 'click' and rotate the crown so the mode hand is pointing to 'PR' (pair mode).
Push the crown in one 'click'

A pairing notification will appear on your iPhone
Tap on Pair
The watch and iPhone will pair
You should now see 'Proximity Connect' on your Proximity App and the hand at the 2:00 sub dial on your watch should now be indicating between 1:00 and 6:00.

If you get an immediate Link Loss notification on your watch after pairing:
Press and hold the upper right button for 2-3 seconds to clear the notification on your Proximity Watch
Make sure Scan is 'ON' in the Proximity App
Press and release the upper right button to initiate a connection.
You should now see 'Proximity Connect' on your Proximity App and the hand at the 2:00 sub dial on your watch should now be indicating between 1:00 and 6:00.

To Finalize setting:
On your Proximity watch, Pull the crown out one 'click"
Rotate the crown to change modes to the TME (Time) mode
Push the crown in one 'click'

This completes this procedure
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Dec 26 2012
By A. Ibrado - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I wanted an analog-type Bluetooth watch, and the Proximity seemed to be just the thing for me. It looks good, feels right, and is Eco-Drive powered, so no more batteries (for a long time, anyway).

On the other hand,

1. Why is the watch so imprecise on its own? Don't sync for a day, and the seconds are already off vs the phone. Does it absolutely depend on the connection to the phone for the proper time?

2. If so... Why does it cut off the connection after only 6 hours, with no way to change this limit? It's an Eco-Drive; a 24/7 connection should have been no sweat. Is Citizen worried about my phone's battery? Let *me* worry about that and charge my phone when it needs charging. Don't force arbitrary limits on me! Bluetooth 4.0 should minimize power drain, unless Citizen isn't actually using BT4 features...

3. But then again... Bluetooth connection with an iPhone 5 is iffy. Good luck getting to 6 hours without the connection dying.

4. Why is the vibration so pathetic?

5. Is there really no way for it to notify me of SMS?

Sigh. I don't know if an upgrade to the app can fix some of these. I sure hope so.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great looking watch! Dec 3 2012
By Randygk78 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
December 2012:
I actually got this an an early Christmas present, and while I've only had it on my wrist for a day or so, here is my impressions.

Please note I do not have an iPhone 4S / 5, but in case you were wondering, if you attempt to download the app on anything prior to these two devices, it will physically not allow this to happen. I will upgrade in a few months, so I may be able to speak more on the Bluetooth functionality then... Also to note, the documentation, IMHO is lacking. It's hard to include everything with these items (It's a piece of tech, so I semi-understand), but things such as setting the date/leap year was not correct when looking at one manual, but was right in the other...

This watch is very stylish. I am impressed, as always, with the simplicity yet complexity of the Citizens watch. I had one watch prior to this one, and the options that are (or should be) standardized are. Minus a few things here and there, setting the time, date, calendar, etc. are all pretty easy to do. I love the green coloration on the black background. It makes a sophisticated look, I think. I was considering the blue version, however when I found its body was silver instead of black, my mind was made up. I just thought this version felt and looked more refined, sleek, sexy, and manly.

The eco-drive, if you're not familiar prevents ever (Honestly. Like. EVER) replacing a battery. It works via sunlight. If you ever notice your watch skipping seconds like it's broken, its not. Put it in some direct sunlight, and it'll be OK in a few minutes. This watch gets enough light energy from indoor lighting, but likes outdoor lighting much better until it's fully charged.

The strap is leather-like, but I don't think it's real leather. The inside is a nylon-like material that is a cool green color as well. It's hidden when you put the watch on, but it's a nice little touch. This said, I don't think the materials of the band are going to be exceptionally resilient, but it's refreshing to see a change from the typical metal chain band that is typical with Citizens watches (and much more comfortable).

This watch, because it's sleek and stylish, is pretty dress neutral, so I don't think anybody would or should have a problem dressing this watch up. It can also very easily be dressed down, so it's pretty dynamic as far as style is concerned. It's a "chunky" watch but without the weight that manufacturers like to include with their prices.

Someone had asked the question as to whether or not this watch has an alarm. I did a quick search on the pdf guide on their site and didn't find a mention of this. Now you can select alerts from calendar events etc from your phone, but whether this will be enough to wake a person I don't know (I don't have a device that can interface yet).

This is a nice "entry level" citizens watch. I say this because believe-you-me they get more expensive. This is the cheapest (NICE looking) watch from them that I've seen thus far.

Nice pluses:
- 24 hour indicator (useful for shift-work people. Believe me it's useful for night owls)
- Calendar takes into account leap years
- Chronograph (wouldn't use it but it's there)
- Bluetooth (duh)
- Stylish
- Day indicator (Sun/Mon/Tues/et al)
- Eco-drive so no batteries (and guaranteed for life)
- 5 year warranty
- Great box to wrap/put under the tree
- Nice looking alternative strap

Cons:
- The glow-in-the-dark markers could be brighter
- No support for pre-4S iPhone devices
- Strap life questionable
- Kind of tricky to program (I'm pretty good with tech, but it took me a minute... especially the leap year thing)

Update 3/13/13
I've had this watch for a bit longer and to further the things stated in my previous comments..
- I'm still disappointed in the wearing of the band - It's definitely not going to stand the test of time. Such is life with non-metal bands
- The glow in the dark I still can not get used to. It's exceptionally hard to see when you're waking up in the morning and trying to look at it in the dark. You can see them out of periphery but straight on viewing is difficult at best.
- I was able to sync this with my iPad. The vibration on it is adequate IMO. The time/date/day of the week sync'ing is GREAT. Made Daylight savings *so* much easier.
- Sync'ing with their app is not only klunky, but downright a pain in the butt. I'm an IT person myself, as is another reviewer, and have had non-stop issues sync'ing with my device. I typically have to re-pair it to get it to even work properly. To say it's annoying is quite the understatement.
- The software is terribly outdated looking. For a company selling a watch of this caliber, they needed to invest a bit more in iDevice coders. Only being able to use IMAP for e-mail is disgusting.
- The green accent stitching is starting to fade quite a bit on the band. Kind of disappointed in that wearability as well.
- Still like the style, still like the ability to use iDevices
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