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Casio Mens G-Shock Bluetooth Watch GW-B5600BC-1ER $159.57 Delivered @ Watches2U

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Casio Mens G-Shock Smartwatch GW-B5600BC-1ER
Initially posted on Manontime, https://www.manontime.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=31315#p31315.
At this price it's a steal. Never seen it so low. The usual go-to site for these bluetooth squares is https://www.tictacarea.com/en/casio-g-shock-watches/casio-gw.... As you can see, $160 vs. $220. I bought the blue one, GW-B5600-2ER, from TicTac but am finding the negative display too much for my old eyes - definitely more suited to the younger clientele. Haven't bought from Watches2U but they have a good rep on Manontime.

User guide, https://support.casio.com/en/manual/manualsearch.php?cid=009.... Requires https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.casio.gsho....

Case / bezel material: Resin
One-touch 3-fold Clasp
Stainless Steel / Resin Composite 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)

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closed Comments

  • +1

    This one has the expensive band resin, in case you don't like the usual G-Shock one. Could be a negative or positive for some.

    • The band alone is anywhere from $120-140 by itself.

      • There is an AliExpress version, but the quality isn't the same. About $35 from memory.

      • That's new version of the band (all plastic).

  • +5

    This isn't a smart watch, as with all current Casios the bluetooth link is severely limited. It doesn't do music control or notifications. The smartest thing it can do is set a reminder and set the time on the watch.

    • Agree. It's a nice watch, but definitely not a smart watch.

  • +2
    • Blue ones come with usual for G-Shocks resin band, and all black and yellows with combi bracelet, that's why I think price is different.

  • +1

    Watches2U is an AD, as is TicTac. It's a G-shock so doubt there will be a problem, therefore wouldn't fuss me to buy grey. I don't think Toby is an AD.

    I'm an accuracy freak so the bluetooth is there to keep the watch accurate to the second. There are bluetooth G-shocks that measure your steps/control music, but not for me. Current list of G-shocks with bluetooth, https://world.g-shock.com/asia-mea/en/products/finder/?func=....

  • what Smartwatch features does it have, can it display texts from emails or msgs?

  • +1

    So, it looks like the Atomic time sync feature will be useless in Australia, at least Perth. But, bluetooth sync to a phone should be good enough - right?

    • +1

      Yes. Four times a day at 6.30 and 12.30 watch will sync with your phone using bluetooth.

  • I ordered one of these and it was dispatched from Germany last week - it just landed in Sydney, not the best location when I'm in Perth.

    So, I guess I'll be up for another week of waiting for it to get across the country.

    • It must have been keeping mine company. I'm in Melbourne so 2 days max, I hope.

      • FYI: just received mine today in Melbourne CBD, so 3 days (26.08.2019 Arrival at destination country).

        • AusPost still saying "Sydney" for mine - so still in transit to Perth. :(

  • Still waiting for mine to arrive.

    Those that have received theirs - how are you finding the app? I've been reading reviews of the android app, and there seems to be some unhappy users.

    • It's fine. This is my second and both have sync'd straightaway. You have to be within 1m of the phone according to the user guide.

      • Some of the reviews are saying that the app uses a lot of battery - I downloaded it last night and I'm running it in demo mode and it's only used 1% so far. Although, it's obviously not sync with anything yet.

        • Mine shows 1.6% and I don't leave bluetooth turned on all the time to save battery. I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.team_shink... to auto turn on for a 4mins four times a day at 12.30 and 6.30. I have the app to autostart with no battery restrictions. I think a lot of people have had problems because they didn't have the app set to autostart.

          For opinions galore, https://www.google.com/search?q=g-shock+connect&domains=foru....

          • @Iangh: Finally received my watch yesterday.

            Got it connected to the app to perform initial setup. I'm wondering how you can prove whether the auto time adjustment is actually working. RCVD on the screen indicates that it has received an update - but once it's on the screen it just stays there. How can you tell that it's actually connecting 4 times a day to get an accurate time?

            I've tried clearing the RCVD (by manually adjusting the time on the watch - add 1 hour, subtract 1 hour). And, I've gone past 12:30am and 6:30am and it never updated.

            • @AdrianW: Keep the watch away from the phone and notice how the RCVD goes missing. The phone tries at 6.30 and 12.30 to talk to the phone, if the phone doesn't say 'hi' then no RCVD. It only needs one update a day to be super-accurate. I doubt it would be a second out if you kept it away from the phone for a 3-4 days.

              You can see the watch syncing at about 12.30.30 and 6.30.30, it says CNCT.

              • @Iangh: So, it's the watch the initiates the sync not the phone - interesting.

                I've seen some forum posts saying that there's a history of the last four syncs in the app - but I've not seen any yet.

                • @AdrianW: No come across anything about history of syncs. It has a history of your time and place, which I don't use.

                  • @Iangh: So, I just saw it sync - it happened at 12:30:30, for 30 seconds there I thought it wasn't going to work.

                    Here's an app screenshot showing the history.

                    • @AdrianW: Learn something new every day!