G-SHOCK Singapore introduces the new slim and light G-STEEL, GST-B500, an innovative design made possible by a thin module and a carbon core guard structure. The thin module of the GST-B500 is made possible by downsized components and high-density mounting technology, which reduce the thickness without sacrificing Bluetooth® function, solar power capabilities, and so on. Also, the carbon core guard structure, which has a carbon-fiber-reinforced resin case to protect the module, makes GST-B500 the lightest model in the G-STEEL series as of March 2022.
The solidly sophisticated designs of these models go well with a variety of different fashions and styles. The bezel’s surfaces have got different finishes, which creates an elegant effect and changes the appearance of the texture of the metal depending on the viewing angle. In terms of the colorways, there are three silver colors, one black color, and one gold color. The silver models have three different color dials: all black, black with a red accent, and green.
Regarding the functions, timekeeping features include automatic time adjustment, and when paired with a smartphone installed with the dedicated app called CASIO WATCHES. The watches also can be set world time from 38 cities. The other outstanding features are a reminder setting that helps users keep track of upcoming events set in the app, as well as, a high-brightness double LED light that maintains watch readability in the dark.
The base models of this series are the square-case radio-controlled solar digital GW-B5600, the big-case GA-700 and GA-100, and the octagon bezel GA-2100. The casual styles and colors of these models are just the thing for street fashion wear.
GST-B500 Profile / Casio G-Shock
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Year of first release: 2022
The most distinctive specs:
— Compact Design (the line brings together smaller components and high-density mounting)
— Carbon Core Guard Structure (protects the module with a carbon case. Highly durable carbon fiber-reinforced resin is added not only to the center case, but also to the front and side button guards, providing even stronger resistance to shocks from above or below, or from any side)
— Unique Steel Bezel (it is treated with multiple finishes to deliver exceptional metal textures from every angle, for a truly sophisticated presentation with its own special look)
— Solar-powered (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— CASIO WATCH App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
— 200-meter water resistance (good for swimming but not for deep diving)
Other colors and full specs: GST-B500 Wiki Page