Casio G-Shock GST-B500 — Thin 12.8 mm case & Carbon Core Guard

GST-B500AD-3A — Updated April 2022 color! Buy it on Amazon!

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GST-B500 Model Range *may be updated


Quick Content Guide

  1. GST-B500 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. G-Shock GST-B500 Display Guide *for key functions only
  4. G-Shock GST-B500 on the wrist *only images and only on the wrist
  5. GST-B500 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  6. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  7. Other G-Shock GST Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  8. Official GST-B500 Specs *all details and for base version GST-B400-1A
  9. GST-B500 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  10. Recent News about GST-B500 *the latest breaking news and videos


General Information

Price$360
*average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2022
Suitable for Wrist Size160 – 230 mm
Module Number5684 / Manual
Model RangeG-STEEL (G-Steel are refined watches and combine high-quality materials with G-Shock’s standard of toughness. Its layered guard structure boasts a double-layer bezel construction of stainless steel and resin or resin and fine resin which delivers the hard, sleek beauty of metal while retaining the impact absorption of resin.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
Other Divisions the GST-B500 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Ana-Digi
G-Shock Bluetooth
G-Shock Solar
G-Shock 2022

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G-Shock GST-B500 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

General Display

  1. Hour hand
  2. Minute hand
  3. Mode hand
    Indicates the current mode. In the Timekeeping mode, this hand shows the current charge level.
  4. LCD

Shifting Hands to Read the Digital Display

Hand shift moves the hands out of the way for easy viewing of display information.

Phone Finder

You can use phone finder to trigger a tone on the phone to make it easy to find. The tone is forced to sound even if the phone is in vibrate mode.

Checking World Time

Enter the World Time.
After the currently selected World Time City name appears, the watch will display the current time in that city.

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G-Shock GST-B500 on the wrist!


GST-B500 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ looks a lot more expensive than it is
+ the strap looks very comfortable
+ fits just fine and the lightweight is a plus
+ they fixed the battery indicator from the gst-b100 so it’s easier to check the battery level
+ they slimmed down the watch

CONs
– too few color/ stainless steel variants with straps without negative displays
– no backlight movement detector and timer
– no lume
– at that price it should DEFINITELY have a sapphire glass
– they removed a very useful second hand

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What we like in GST-B500 *comments by experts with 10 years experience in writing about Casio watches
The Slimmest-Ever G-STEEL as for 2022 (it features a new, improved module built to deliver slimness)
Beautiful battery level indicator at 9 o’clock (displays the mode, battery level and more)
Vapor deposition-treated dials (for highly chromogenic and distinctive coloration)
Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
G-SHOCK Connected App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)

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Other G-Shock GST Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

These are not all G-Shock GST Series. Here is a list of All G-Shock GST Watches →


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Official Casio Description.

The GST-B500 line brings together smaller components and high-density mounting, continuing to deliver Bluetooth connectivity and solar power charging, but in an even slimmer profile. The Carbon Core Guard absorbs external shocks for true G-STEEL toughness, and the comfortable fit complements your unique way of life. Downsized button guards offer slim yet ample buttons that are easy to operate.

The bezel is treated with multiple finishes to deliver exceptional metal textures from every angle, for a truly sophisticated presentation with its own special look.


Official GST-B500 Specs / Features *for base version GST-B500AD-3A

  • Case size: (L× W× H) 46.6 × 48.9 × 12.8 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Band: Stainless Steel Band
  • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
  • Construction: Carbon Core Guard structure
  • Shock Resistant
  • Water resistance
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Power supply and battery life: Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • Smartphone Link feature: Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Apps: CASIO WATCHES
  • App connectivity feature:
    Auto time adjustment
    Easy watch setting
    Approximately 300 world time cities
    Time & place
    Reminder
    Phone finder
  • Glass: Mineral
  • GlassSurface treatment:
    Gold ion plated case
    Gold ion plated band
  • World time
    38 time zones (38 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, city name display, daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching, Home city/World time city swapping
  • Stopwatch
    1/100-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity:
    00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes)
    1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes) 1 second (after 60 minutes)
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap/split time
  • Timer
    Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 60 minutes
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-second increments and 1-minute increments)
  • Alarm/hourly time signal
    5 daily alarms
    Hourly time signal
  • Light
    Double LED light
    LED light for the face (Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
    LED backlight for the digital display (Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
  • Calendar
    Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • Energy saving feature
    Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
  • Run time
    Approx. battery operating time:
    7 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    18 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
  • Mute feature: Button operation tone on/off
  • Battery display/alert: Battery level indicator
  • Accuracy: Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
  • Other features
    Hand shift feature (Hands move out of the way to provide an unobstructed view of digital display contents.)
    12/24-hour format
    Date/month display swapping
    Day display (days of the week selectable in six languages)
    Regular timekeeping:
    Analog: 2 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 20 seconds)), 1 dial (battery level, mode)
    Digital: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day

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GST-B500 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GST-B500

Price

Year of first Release

2022

2021

2017

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

G-SHOCK Connected App

G-SHOCK Connected App

G-SHOCK Connected App

Light

Neobrite and Double LED light (Full auto LED light, Super illuminator)

Neobrite and Double LED light

Neobrite and LED light (Super Illuminator)
Afterglow

Alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms

Daily alarm

Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-second increments and 1-minute increments)

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 60 minutes (1-second increments and 1-minute increments)

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)

Stopwatch

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity:
00'00''00~59'59''99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00'00~23:59'59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit:
1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap/split time

1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 00’00”00~59’59”99 (for the first 60 minutes)
1:00’00~23:59’59 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring unit: 1/100 second (for the first 60 minutes)
1 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap/split time

1-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59'59
Measuring mode: split time

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

No

World Time

38 time zones (38 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, city name display, daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching, Home city/World time city swapping

38 time zones (38 cities + coordinated universal time), city code display, city name display, daylight saving on/off, auto summer time (DST) switching, Home city/World time city swapping

Dual time (Home city time swapping)

Multi Day Format

Yes

Yes

No

Multi Language Day

Yes

Yes

No

Second Hand

No

Yes

Yes

Alpha Gel /
Vibration Resistance

No

No

Yes

Magnetic Resistance

No

No

Yes

Carbon Core Guard

Yes

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered CTL920

Solar powered

Solar powered CTL920

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

46.6×48.9×12.8

46.6×49.6×12.9

58.1×53.8×14.1

Full features (if you want to know more)

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Recent News about GST-B500 *on casiofanmag.com

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You ask, we answer…

How does Tough Solar in GST-B500 work?

It’s CASIO’s original solar-charging system that converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

What are Vapor deposition-treated dials in GST-B500?

They are used for highly chromogenic and distinctive coloration.

What does G-SHOCK Connected App in GST-B500 do?

You may manage all watch settings through your phone.


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