Ridewatches (ライドウォッチ) are pocketwatch like devices that contain the power of past Kamen Riders, used by the Riders in Kamen Rider Zi-O.
Differing styles / qualities of Ridewatch are available:
- DX Ridewatches – Most have a rotatable / removable Wake Bezel (ウェイクベゼル). By rotating it from its sleep state, which displays the Rider symbol and corresponding year date (in A.D.), to its active state, the Ridewatch becomes active, which displays the full face of the Rider. Behind the Rider image is an LED which is activated by pressing the Ride On Starter (ライドオンスターター) or by inserting the Ridewatch into the DX Ziku Driver (sold separately).
Please note: Campaign Ridewatches, such as Cross-Z, Genm and Christmas, are considered DX but are closer in build quality to SG Ridewatches, with the exception of a rotatable / removable Wake Bezel.
- SG (Candy Toy) Ridewatches – The Shokugan releases feature a static Wake Bezel, printed label displaying Rider’s face and no lights. Functionality in the DX Ziku Driver is possible but less sounds are included compared to the DX versions. When new, SG Ridewatches come packaged with a piece of ramune candy in the box.
- GP (Gashapon) are of similar build to the SG releases but sometimes offer less sounds than their candy toy counterparts.