Casio Computer Co., Ltd. recently launched the GMW-B5000 series that inherits the form of the first model of the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The new GMW-B5000CS features a laser-carved grid design.
Casio said that the GMW-B5000CS features a grid design in the image of a time tunnel that connects the past with the future. A “near-future” design with prominent silver lines was forged by applying black ion plating finish to the bezel, band and buckle surface, while bringing out an underlying color scheme using a laser to carve out the latticed pattern.
The watch is equipped with smartphone connectivity—which allows automatic time correction to be performed four times a day and makes it easy to select cities for world time and adjust other settings easy—and comes with other exceptionally practical features, including a high-luminosity full auto LED backlight.
As of the time of writing, there is no announcement on the release date and price.
Specification of GMW-B5000CS
Construction : Shock-resistant
Water Resistance : 200 meters
Radio Frequency : 77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
Radio Wave Reception : Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
Communication Standard : Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range : Up to 2 meters (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
World Time : 5 world times selected from 39 cities (39 time zones,* daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time, city name display, home time/world time city swapping, auto summer time (DST) switching
May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
Stopwatch : 1/100 second (00’00″00 to 59’59″99) / 1-second (1:00’00” to 23:59’59”); measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
Countdown Timer : Measuring unit: 1-second (maximum 24 hours)
Other Functions : 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signal; Smartphone Link functions (world time: over 300 cities + user-added cities, automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting); Time & Place; Reminder; Phone Finder; date/month display swapping; day display (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (super illuminator and afterglow: 2/4 seconds, fade-in/fade-out afterglow); low battery alert
Power Source : Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation : About 22 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge (*Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location)
Size of Case : 49.3 × 43.2 × 13.0 mm
Total Weight : Approx. 167g