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[G-Shock Comparison] GMW-B5000 VS DW-5600

Can’t choose between G-Shock GMW-B5000 and DW-5600? Enjoy our comparison table and the best features unique list of each series.


Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

1996

Accuracy

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

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

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

No

Light

LED backlight (Super illuminator)

Electro-luminescent backlight
Afterglow

Alarm

5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)

Multi-function alarm

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)

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

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

Hourly Time Signal

Yes

Yes

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

No

Auto-Back Light

Yes

No

Multi Day Format

Yes

No

Multi Language Day

Yes

No

Screw Back

Yes

No

Case / bezel material

Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered

CTL1616

2 years on CR2016

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

49.3×43.2×13

48.9×42.8×13.4


Full features (if you want to know more)

DW-5600 Wiki

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


GMW-B5000 Profile
Average Amazon Price: $450 (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon)
Year of first release: 2018
Lineup: ORIGIN (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.) All G-Shock Origin Watches →
Best for: Small WristsOffice and Formal Wear, Top in G-Shock Lookbooks
The most distinctive specs:
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)
Other colors and full specs: GMW-B5000 Wiki Page


DW-5600 Profile / Casio G-Shock
Average Amazon Price: 50$ (yes, we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases from our links to Amazon)
Year of first release: 1996
Best for: Small Wrists
The most distinctive specs:
– 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
– Flash alert (flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signals)
– Stopwatch with 24-hour Measuring capacity
– Countdown timer with Auto-repeat
Other colors and full specs: DW-5600 Wiki Page

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