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[G-SHOCK Comparison] DW-B5600 VS GMW-B5000 VS MRG-B5000

The Ultimate Guide to All G-SHOCKs — composed by Experts

Can’t choose between G-SHOCK DW-B5600, GMW-B5000 and MRG-B5000? Enjoy our comparison table and the best features unique list of each series.

DW-B5600

MRG-B5000

Amazon Price

3500$

Year of first Release

2022

2018

2022

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

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

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

SmartWatch Features

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

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

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

Light

LED backlight (Super Illuminator)

LED backlight (Super Illuminator)

LED backlight (Super Illuminator)

Alarm

5 daily alarms

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

5 daily alarms

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)

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)

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 Signal

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

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

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

Auto-Back Light

No

Yes

Yes

Screw Back

No

Yes

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Stainless steel

Titanium

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Sapphire Glass

Battery

3 years on CR2016

Solar powered (CTL1616)

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

48.9×42.8×13.4

49.3×43.2×13

49.4×43.2×12.9

Full features (if you want to know more)

*Want to compare some other features? Please, comment and we will improve our table.


G-SHOCK DW-B5600 Rating System

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Size★★★★
Weight★★★★★
Functions★★★
Materials★★★★★
Price★★★★★

G-SHOCK DW-B5600 PROs & CONs

*we composed all points based on our ten years experience in writing about CASIO watches. We know what matters when you are searching for your ideal G-SHOCK!

– Bluetooth (easy to operate via smartphone)
– Bluetooth Accuracy Calibration (checks if the watch shows the ideal time)
– The first budget square G-SHOCK with Bluetooth
– Small Size (good for most wrists)
– Traditional functions (World time, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarms, etc.)
Affordable price
– Classic Design but with the modern caliber
– Ideal display readability and convenient additional information on display

– No Tough Solar (no Solar Power)
– Only 3 years battery
– Only traditional functions (World time, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarms etc.)
– No Radio Calibration (you have only Bluetooth Time Sync)
– Without sports functions (like GPS, Steptrecker, advanced timers)
– Budget-friendly materials but durable


G-SHOCK GMW-B5000 Rating System

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Size★★★★
Weight★★★
Functions★★★★★
Materials★★★★★
Battery Years★★★★★
Price★★
How did we compose this rating? Enjoy our calculations →

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

PROs
+ constructed very well
+ looks fantastic
+ bracelet sizing is easy
+ alarms and time zone easy configuration
+ doesn’t need batteries
+ gorgeous adjustable band
+ very easy to read
+ incredible full metal square
+ the size is also perfect
+ simple, reliable and classy

CONs
– light is very weak
– alarm sound is almost non existent
– no vibration
– a bit hard to wear on smaller wrists
– that price though – a bit too much for what it is
– no fully brushed finish

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
+ LED backlight
+ 5 daily alarms
+ 39 time zones world time
+ Solar powered
+ Auto-Back Light
+ Multi Day Format
+ Multi Language Day

CONs
– expensive but worth the money
– mineral Glass


G-SHOCK MRG-B5000 Rating System

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Size★★★★
Weight★★★
Functions★★★★★
Materials★★★★★
Price★★

G-SHOCK MRG-B5000 PROs & CONs

*we composed all points based on our ten years experience in writing about CASIO watches. We know what matters when you are searching for your ideal G-SHOCK!

– Premium materials in Classic Square Design
– Made in Japan (produced only in Japan)
– Solar Powered (Tough Solar). No need to worry about the battery change
– Titanium carbide finish & DLC coating
Bluetooth (easy to operate via smartphone)
– Bluetoot Accuracy Calibration (checks if the watch shows the ideal time)
– Radio Control Accuracy (corrects the time if needed via radio signals)
– High-brightness LED backlight
– Sapphire crystal (Scratch-resistant, highly transparent with an anti-reflective coating)
– Reminder setting (up to five upcoming events)
– Diamond Like Coating
– Screw-back case (like in old-school traditional watches but that also good for durability)

– High Price (but good materials)
– Only traditional functions (World time, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarms etc.)
– No GPS Accuracy
– Without sports functions (like GPS, Steptrecker, advanced timers)
– No Carbon Core Guard Structure


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