Casio G-Shock GW-B5600 Watches

About the Watch in short. A simplified version of the acclaimed GMW-B5000 series – a steel flagship with Bluetooth synchronization. The iconic square case with modern advanced filling is a gift for G-Shock fans. Bluetooth is used to synchronize time and adjust clock functions; control takes place on a smartphone in a special G-Shock Connected application. The backup time correction method is Multiband radio synchronization, which is based on receiving radio waves from towers located around the world. Do not worry about a dead battery – the GW-B5600 has a solar battery that is charged by daylight. The day of the week is displayed on a digital display in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian. The basic functionality is also available – a timer, stopwatch, alarm clock, world clock, calendar and backlight.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches in GW-B5600! *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. GW-B5600 Usage Patterns *what the watch is usually meant for
  4. Feedback from Users and Experts *anonymous from different sources
  5. GW-B5600 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. GW-B5600 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price
  7. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  8. Other G-Shock GW Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  9. G-Shock GW-B5600 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  10. Official GW-B5600 Specs *all details and for base version GW-B5600-2
  11. GW-B5600 Comparison Table *with similar G-Shock Watches
  12. Full Photo Gallery *various images

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Tough and Functional Watches!

Iconic original design. The design is inherited from the first G-SHOCK model. From the exterior styling to the LCD ratio, it boasts a perfect balance that can be considered the final shape as well as the origin.

Vapor deposition dial. Metallic blue coloring is deposited by vapor deposition processing on the outer periphery of the dial. It presents a unique glowing color ring reflected on an inverted LCD.

Super Illuminator (high-brightness full auto LED backlight). An LED backlight illuminates the LCD with high-brightness light.

Accurate timekeeping with Bluetooth® + Radio-controlled. Time correction is conducted by Bluetooth® communications in conjunction with standard time radio waves. Tough Solar power provides stable operation of multiple functions.

Film solar panel. The material employed for the solar panel has been changed from glass to an easily processed film. An aperture is opened in the center of the panel to suppress reflections of external light and improve the LCD’s visibility.

Smartphone App.
– Reminder:
Notification by the watch of schedules created with the app.
– Automatic Time Adjustment (4 times/day)
– Local calendar setting (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Russian day/month)
– Phone Finder
– Time & place
Stamping of the time and place on the app’s map by watch button operation.
– World Time City setting (over 300 cities, original point registration)
– Home Time/World Time display switching

Shock Resistant. Shock-resistant construction protects against impact and vibration.

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General Information

Price200$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of first Release2019
Module Number3461 / Manual
Model RangeORIGIN (The Line includes watches that are almost the same by design as the first “5600” G-Shock model produced in late 1983. Modern series are of course modified versions as regards of technologies and functions but still have an oldschool and very popular look.)
Battery TypeSolar (G-Shock Batteries)
Buy Battery on Amazon →
Other Divisions the GW-B5600 belongs to: *you may find all watches of the division by clicking on the linkG-Shock Digital
G-Shock Square
G-Shock Bluetooth
G-Shock Solar

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GW-B5600 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
+ bluetooth making it easy to calibrate time and date, record locations, set a reminder, can be used to find your phone and making it far more easier to adjust the settings of this watch via gshock apps
+ super comfortable band
+ “G-SHOCK Connected” iPhone app simple to use
+ always accurate
+ tough solar
+ easiest screen to read
+ the buttons are small on the GW-B5600, and a little hard to press, but it avoids unwanted button presses, but with the Bluetooth side you can avoid the buttons with some percentage
+ the blue accents on this model are very nice and don’t look tacky or cheap. The best affordable beater by far, with all the useful functions for everyday use
+ it also has a vibration alarm and an easy to use countdown timer

CONs
– bluetooth app is privacy nightmare
– expensive
– the negative display isn’t for all
– the auto light is a great feature, but just be aware that it does drain the battery pretty quick as it is pretty reactive when you turn your wrist

Feedback from Experts *based on comparison info with similar watches by price, model range, etc.

PROs
+ hourly Time Signal
+ perfect accuracy. Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals), Bluetooth (via phone app)
+ Smart Features via G-Shock Connected App
+ 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
+ 39 time zones
+ gold ion plated case
+ solar powered

CONs
– expensive but worth the money
– no Multi Day Format
– no Multi Language Day

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GW-B5600 Model Range *may be updated

*You may find updated information about colors on our G-Shock 2021 New Releases page →

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GW-B5600 Limited Editions *unique style, materials, and price

The Listing of All G-Shock GW-B5600 Limited Watches → *with detailed description about the style

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The most distinctive specs of GW-B5600 *Editorial
— G-SHOCK Connected App
(you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)

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

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


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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

These GW-B5600 Connected Engine models feature the distinctive square design of the 5000/5600 Series, which still maintains the same basic form as the original DW-5000C.
Function-wise, these models are designed for outstanding timekeeping accuracy using Bluetooth® data communication and Multi Band 6, which supports automatic time setting adjustment based on one of six time calibration signals around the globe. Time information also can be acquired from an internet time server using the G-SHOCK Connected1 app running on a smartphone. Other functions include Tough Solar in combination with CASIO original power saving technology that delivers a stable supply of power, high-brightness Full Auto LED illumination, World Time, and more. A selection of six languages for the day of the week indicator2 provides localization at the press of a button.
Use of an advanced engine makes it possible to achieve high-density component mounting without affecting the size of the finished timepiece. This and much more creates a modern timepiece that delivers the perfect blend of looks and performance.


G-Shock GW-B5600 on the wrist!

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Official GW-B5600 Specs / Features *for base version GW-B5600-2

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Shock Resistant
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • LED backlight (Super illuminator)
    Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration (2 seconds or 4 seconds), afterglow
  • Time calibration signal reception
    Auto receive up to six* times a day (remaining auto receives canceled as soon as one is successful)
    *5 times a day for the Chinese calibration signal
    Manual receive
    The latest signal reception results
  • Time Calibration Signals
    Station name: DCF77 (Mainflingen, Germany)
    Frequency: 77.5 kHz
    Station name: MSF (Anthorn, England)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: WWVB (Fort Collins, United States)
    Frequency: 60.0 kHz
    Station name: JJY (Fukushima, Fukuoka/Saga, Japan)
    Frequency: 40.0 kHz (Fukushima) / 60.0 kHz (Fukuoka/Saga)
    Station name: BPC (Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China)
    Frequency: 68.5 kHz
  • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • 5 World time
    39 time zones (39 cities +coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching
  • 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, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    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)
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Low battery alert
  • Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Date/month display swapping
  • Day display (days of the week selectable in six languages)
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration and mobile link function)
  • Approx. battery operating time:
    10 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    22 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)Size of case : 48.9×42.8×13.4mm
  • Total weight : 53g

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GW-B5600 Comparison Table with similar G-Shock Watches

GW-B5600

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2019

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals), Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

No

No

G-Shock Connected App (simplifies certain watch operations by letting you perform them on your phone screen)

Light

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Alarm

Multi-function alarm

Multi-function alarm

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Timer

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

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

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, split time, 1st-2nd place times

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, split time, 1st-2nd place times

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, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

Yes

World Time

No

No

39 time zones (39 cities +coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, Home city/World time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching

Multi Day Format

No

No

Yes

Multi Language Day

No

No

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin / Stainless steel (Gold ion plated case)

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

2 years on CR2016

2 years on CR1616

Solar powered CTL1616 

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

48.9×43.8×13.5

43.8×38.4×10.9

48.9×42.8×13.4


Full features (if you want to know more)

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GW-B5600 Replacement Band (Strap) *availability
We think it is very important (before buying a new watch) to know if there will be some choice as for replacement bands for GW-B5600 (in future or even now). So we made a research and you shouldn’t worry about your future as the bands are available for buying.

starting from 230$ on eBay →
starting from 12$ on PacParts →


Recent News about GW-B5600 

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You ask, we answer…

What does G-SHOCK Connected App in GW-B5600 do?

You may manage all watch settings through your phone.

What is Mobile link in GW-B5600?

Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R) (for time sync with your phone data).

What does Tough Solar in GW-B5600 mean?

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

How does Radio-controlled Watch in GW-B5600 work?

This is additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate.


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