The Ultimate Guide to All G-SHOCKs — composed by Experts
September’s parade of novelties continues – the DW-B5600 will go on sale very soon. As you already understood from the indexes, we have before us another representative of the cult square classic G-SHOCK, but with the prefix “B” – which means Bluetooth synchronization is on board. The Japanese are directly talking about the continuity from the DW-5000C [the first ever G-SHOCKs], thus the manufacturer wants to remind the audience about the upcoming 40th anniversary of the shockproof brand [in 2023].
Of course, the DW-B5600 is an inexpensive and at the same time a modern alternative to the “oldies” DW-5600. Bluetooth has long been in vogue, and here is the legendary square form factor, plus a relatively low price tag [$115 – $120]. It will be difficult to remove the DW-5600 from the pedestal of popularity, and Casio is unlikely to set such a task – more series means more choice.
Unlike the GW-B5600, there is no solar power here, but a regular 3-year battery costs. The decision seemed to be understandable – it was necessary to do something in between the DW-5600 and GW-B5600, I had to sacrifice the “sun”. There are other equally important differences from the younger model – the presence of world time [imagine, the DW-5600 does not have such a function], 5 separate alarm clocks [instead of one], LED backlighting [instead of electroluminescent], the ability to turn off the sound of buttons and a customizable date format. The case dimensions are identical – 48.9 x 42.8 x 13.4 mm.
DW-B5600 Profile / Casio G-Shock
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Year of first release: 2022
The most distinctive specs:
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— CASIO WATCH App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— The iconic square design (inspired by the first and origin G-SHOCK DW-5000C)
— World time for 38 time zones (38 cities)
— 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Super Illuminator (LED light for digital display)
Other colors and full specs: DW-B5600 Wiki Page