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- Casual solar-powered watch with multiple functions including multi-band atomic timekeeping, shock resistance, EL backlight, world time (29 time zones, 48 cities), city code display, five daily alarms, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto-calendar, battery indicator, and power-saving function
- Turn on or off the auto light function by holding down the light button and turn wrist at a 40 degree angle towards the user in a dark environment
- Approximate battery life: 10 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
- Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
- Auto light feature will not work if the battery level falls below Medium (marked as M on the face of the watch).
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The most durable digital and analog-digital watches in the industry, trusted by military personnel, law enforcement, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.
Pursuing Absolute Toughness
Shock-resistant construction protects against all sorts of impact and vibration.
20-bar water resistance
You can wear your G-SHOCK in all sorts of situations, from working with water in daily life and taking a shower to participating in water activities such as swimming, surfing or jet skiing.
With the EL Backlight, you can see the watch face in any situations without light.
"Necessity is not the mother of invention, invention is the mother of necessity." These are the words of one of Casio's founders. The people who created Casio were determined to 'invent necessity'- to create products that met latent needs with groundbreaking capabilities no one had ever seen before. Ever since, Casio has been doing just that, bringing new discovery and delight to people around the world. This is Casio's way of building an even more prosperous, richly rewarding world.
This model possesses Tough Solar and Multi-band 6 Atomic Timekeeping technology housed within an even slim profile octagonal case. Non-Stop Tough Solar Power provides energy via a small solar panel combined with a large-capacity rechargeable battery that enables a variety of energy-hungry functions to operate smoothly. Black resin band digital watch with neutral face.
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B007RWZHXO
- Item model number: GWM5610-1
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date first listed on Amazon: May 2, 2012
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||46.7 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||43.2 millimeters|
|Band length||8 Inches|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Special features||Light, Chronograph, Shock resistant|
|Item weight||2.08 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
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The first thing I noticed about the watch is how much smaller, thinner, and lighter it is compared to round G-Shock versions I own. It is an excellent choice to wear under long sleeves and jackets because it easily fits underneath them with minimal interference. I will be using this watch in the winter months for daily wear due to its sleek profile. The second thing of note is the crisp clarity of the numbers in the positive LCD screen. It surpasses my Casio Pro-Trek PRW-3500 in regards to off-axis legibility even though the Pro-Trek’s digits are 50% larger than the GW-M5610’s. I am really impressed with how good this watch’s display is.
I find the strap fits comfortably on my 7-1/2 inch wrist. The light weight makes me forget that I am even wearing a watch at all. Contrary to the dozens of complaints from previous owners here on Amazon, my auto backlight function works perfectly fine even though I leave it shut off in order to conserve power. My watch was manufactured on January 8, 2015 so maybe Casio has finally fixed the issue with faulty backlight switches. There are several one star reviews of this watch here because of this issue and I honestly cannot understand how one can downgrade the rating of the entire watch due to one feature that most G-Shock users end up turning off anyway. The auto backlight duration unfortunately is not adjustable like my Pro-Trek and Gulfmaster. I would prefer the ability to lengthen it from 1 second to 3, but this is a minor nit.
The function buttons are all recessed into a protective niche on the side of the case so pressing them only works for me when I use the tip of a fingernail. Action is positive and appropriate for the pressing force I apply. The World Time, stop watch, and timer functions all work like other Casio digital watches and are intuitively accessed with mode button. The one complaint I do have is that the volume of the alarm signal is very weak and probably would not wake a person from a deep sleep. If Amazon’s star rating system would allow it, I would subtract a half star for this and would suggest not relying on this watch for important wake-ups and instead using the alarm from dedicated alarm clock or smart phone. Note that this isn’t any different than the other Casio solar-charged watches, so it may be a function of reduced battery capacity.
My watch arrived from Amazon with the power reserve showing at the Medium level. I put it out in the sun for about 30 minutes and the reading went to High. I set my home city, clicked Daylight Savings Time to the automatic setting, and synched the watch to the atomic clock signal in Ft. Collins without any trouble. Each evening just after midnight it synchs automatically so the watch always has an accurate time reading. I’ve had no issues with not receiving the signal but then again I live in a state bordering Colorado and all my atomic watches synch each day without fail.
This watch is a great heir to the spirit of the original G-Shock. It wears small and comfortably on the wrist, is tough as nails, cost about one-third of what the GW-5000 does, has the accuracy of atomic synching, should run for a decade or more on the original solar battery (note that all solar watches will need to have the rechargeable battery replaced as some time in their lives), and has a very clear and legible display.
As a long-time G-Shock owner, I have previously been drawn to only the round case models. I find it remarkable that after finally taking the plunge with this square case GW-M5610 that I have been absolutely delighted by this watch. It’s certainly not very flashy and has a nerdy charm of its own. No one in going to compliment you on it, but that’s all part of the fun of being a G-Shock fan. I now regret taking so long to come around to the Square Side and can recommend this watch most highly.
The solar power and atomic synching is why I bought the watch, and for me, these two features make this watch more than worth the price of admission.
The solar feature works as advertised. The power indicator was at "M" / Medium when the watch was delivered, but bumped up to "H" / High within a couple days, and has stayed there ever since. Granted, the battery won't last forever—maybe 10 to 15 years—but I'll worry about that around 2030.
The atomic sync took a little trial-and-error; being on the east coast, I'm a long way away from the transmitter in Fort Collins. After a few days, I discovered that as long as the 12:00 position on the dial was pointed westward—the direction of the transmitter from my current location—the watch will "catch the wave" every night. On a trip out west, closer to the transmitter, the watch was much less particular about orientation—it even synced from a moving train during an overnight ride. I couldn't get it to sync from a cabin on a cruise ship, though—must be the thick metal hull.
I always want my watch to be as accurate as possible, and the syncing accomplishes this. It's perfectly synced with my computer, my phone, the clocks in train stations and airports. On the cruise when it couldn't sync, it didn't drift more than a second off the actual time, so it looks like the accuracy is pretty good even without the sync.
I've swam with the watch, snorkeled with it, showered with it, dropped it. It doesn't care. It's a G-Shock.
The screen is easy to read. The backlight is nice and bright, though it only lasts for a second or two before it shuts off—shorter than some backlights on non-solar watches. The Auto El works for me, but isn't perfect—occasionally it doesn't go on when you flick your wrist, and occasionally it does go on when you don't need it to—so I generally leave it shut off, unless there's a reason why I need it to light up without physically pressing the button.
As for other features, the World Time is useful for travel—whether it's you in another time zone, or someone you care about. The alarm is not super loud, and it only lasts for 10 seconds—but its loud enough to wake me up, and the snooze feature can make it sound again, just in case you don't hear it the first time it goes off. I use it when travelling. Stopwatch is nice to have; I don't use it that much. The countdown timer I use a lot.
The watch is comfortable to wear. It's not overly bulky like some of the G-Shocks can be. I personally wouldn't want a bigger watch than this one. I like how it looks—it has a classic design. Not that I would wear it with a suit, but I don't have to wear one most of the time.
In short, this watch does everything I need it to do. Thanks to the syncing feature, it keeps perfect time, and thanks to the solar feature and rugged construction, I can expect it to keep doing so.
A lot of folks use smartwatches these days. Maybe I will upgrade to one someday myself. For now, though, many smartwatches lack an always-on display, or lack the rugged construction / water-resistance, or have to be charged daily, or require an Internet connection to maintain the correct time. Personally, I'll hold off on a smartwatch until they're a little more like my G-Shock.
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1. This is going to arrive with the charge level at M, or medium charge. You should expect this as it will have spent a fair amount of time in storage prior to shipping. Depending on the time of year you get it, constant exposure to daylight will move the charge level to H; it will take a lot longer during winter months, when you don't have as much daylight hours and you have more cloudy days.
2. Atomic syncing does work, but again, much depends on weather. The default setting is that the watch will attempt to sync about 5-6 times beginning at midnight in your time zone. The sync may not happen if the night sky has lots of clouds or if there's precipitation happening. (Also, if you're traveling to destinations nearer the equator the atomic signal may be too weak to sync properly once you arrive.)
3. Setting the time zones, for both the home and World Time modes, is pretty easy, making this a very good watch for travelling when you're crossing multiple time zones.
4. In terms of physical dimensions, this watch is slightly but significantly smaller than the G-Shock DW-5600 series, meaning it will probably fit a smaller wrist better. It definitely fits better than the bigger watches in the G-Shock line, and can be worn with dress shirts and jackets without calling attention to itself. The resin strap is also very comfortable, but my past experience with Casio resin straps is that they can eventually become brittle and break if overstressed. Fortunately strap replacement is relatively easy.
A mi me ha encantado, pero porque el producto fue escogido después de haberme puesto a investigar un buen rato acorde a mis gustos y necesidades específicos.
El reloj me llegó en una caja de cartón y no de metal según se muestra en algunos videos. Según Casio, esto es perfectamente normal y no implica que el reloj sea falso (me imagino que les salió más barato vender en cartón que en metal).
El precio del reloj al comprarlo en Amazon México, tiene incluido un impuesto, que nos cuesta a nosotros más de $200 ¿es injusto? lo es como cualquier impuesto existente.
El reloj tiene celdas solares que permiten tomar la luz del sol y almacenar dicha energía en una batería recargable. No tendrás que pagar baterías cuando tu Gshock se acaben, sin embargo, desconozco cuanto dure de vida la batería solar de este reloj. Aún así, estoy seguro que durará muchos años.
Es un reloj muy bonito y lo recomiendo, pero pues cada quien tiene sus gustos y necesidades y este reloj fue el que yo quería.
Razones por lo que lo escogí:
*Deseaba un Gshock porque todos ellos tienen fama de aguantar golpes y caídas serias. A parte de ser maraca Casio, reconocida por hacer relojes duraderos.
*Erróneamente pensé que al ser de batería solar jamás tendría que preocuparme por cambiar baterías, sin embargo, al parecer la batería solar que contiene sí se puede acabar ¿cuándo? No lo sé, pero llevo un mes con mi reloj y la batería siempre se ha mostrado en Full desde que me llegó.
*Un reloj bueno. Deseaba tener un buen reloj, que yo supiese que pueda contar con él en fuertes lluvias, al ir al monte, para practicar cualquier ejercicio al aire libre y que mi reloj iba a aguantar mis pocas precauciones con el y resistir los golpes y caídas.
*Sencillito. Este reloj debía acompañarme en todo el día y en cualquier lugar, sin miedo a que pueda llamar la atención de rateros. Y hasta ahora lo a hecho bien, no llama la atención y desde lejos parece el clásico reloj casio de $300, sólo para quienes tengan un buen ojo podrían notar que este reloj es distinto.
*Grueso medio. Este reloj no es tan grueso como los otros Gshocks, ni tampoco es delgado como los otros Casio.Es un término medio y queda perfecto para personas con brazos delgados como yo.
*Detalles técnicos. Me sirve mucho que tenga resistencia de hasta 200 metros bajo el agua, y que tenga temporizador de hasta 24 hrs., esto me sirve mucho en la cocina o al hacer múltiples tareas y me ayuda a recordar.
*Un reloj para toda la vida. Mi intención es que fuese mi único reloj (al menos que me lo roben o lo olvide), espero que así sea. Aunque admito que al comprar un Gshock te dan ganas de comprar otros más.
*La luz ilumina completamente la imagen del reloj, puedes activar o desactivar el sonido al oprimir cualquier botón, tiene función de ahorro de energía que se activa si no hay luz (la pantalla se pone en blanco) y se recupera poniendola en dirección a un foco u oprimiendo cualquier botón.
Detalles no tan buenos:
*No te sirve si quieres algo vistoso o que se vea de dinero. Ni si quieres un reloj grueso.
*Sus 5 alarmas, sólo 2 me suenan distinto. Las demás tres me suenan idénticas.
*Que se pueda sincronizar con las 5 antenas nucleares para sincronizarlo no es necesario, como yo no tengo ventana al cielo, decidí poner la hora manual y hasta ahora me ha servido al 100%.
*Si lo vas a usar en casa u oficina, no te srive de nada tener el horario de varios países alrededor del mundo.
*Al inicio parace complicado y tedioso leer el instructivo pero en cuestión de horas y uso diario, el problema desaparece. La verdad es que no es tan complicado como parece en el instructivo.
*Sus botones no son duros como algunos Schock sin embargo para oprimirlos debes usar la uña. Yo estoy acostumbrado a los casio sencillos, con botones saltones y que fácilmente se oprimian tocando con el dedo, pero a pesar de que este reloj se oprima con la uña no es duro como otros que hasta te lastiman la uña o te dejan marcas en las yemas de los dedos.
The atomic signal works fine and I am located east of toronto. The key is to make sure you are not handling or touching the watch in any way during sync, not even for a second. Mine had problems syncing manually but syncs fine overnight even when not located near a window so I say to forget about manual sync let it work automatically.
Overall it is lightweight and slim. If your wrist is over 7 inches you may consider it on the small side. The display is clear, more so than my previous gshocks.
Very utilitarian and retro. Get one.
I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, which is only about 1264km away from Ft. Collins, CO. In this area, I ALWAYS receive L3 (highest) reception. The auto-receive function automatically receives the signal, and synchronizes to the second from the atomic clock in Colorado. The sync. success rate is about 98% when placed on a surface beside my bed near a window facing Colorado. When placed in front of the window the success rate is 100%. I've compared my watch to the NIST time website and it has never been off by more than a fraction of a second. This is amazing when you stop and think that this is NOT an internet connected device. This watch receives a radio signal which bounces of our ionosphere!
The solar cell operates extremely well and I have never seen my power level move from high since I've received it. The watch mostly receives indoor light, but when I have the chance I allow it to get a few minutes of sunlight. The casing is rigid, durable, and seems like it can withstand just about any drop (and I have dropped it already several times).
In response to comments I've seen stating that Casio is a cheap brand. I've done some reading and was surprised to find that Casio, Citizen, and Seiko are ALL Japanese companies that started in Japan. Japan has a long history (50+ years) of watch-making experience (hence "Japanese movement" is advertised on most watches).
The only grievance I may have, is that the alarm isn't loud enough to wake me up. That being said, I don't use the watch as my alarm clock (but have tried once for experience). I do however, use the timed alarm for my breaks at work, and while awake is plenty loud to notify me when my break is done.
What more can I say, really? This is an amazing product at a great price. I have already purchased a replacement band for the wrist because I suspect it will be working long enough that the only part to see enough wear and tear for replacement will be the band (but I have yet to find out).
La sincronizacion me ha funcionado en prácticamente todos las esquinas de México, eso si, mas al norte casi nunca falla, la batería, al sacarlo de su caja la carga marcaba Lo (Bajo), dándole uso diario en condiciones de oficina y todo nublado, llego a M (Medio) en cuestión de 3 días, primer día que salio el sol, llego a H (Alto) y jamas ha bajado de ahí.
Me atrevo a decir que es el mejor G-Shock que no parece G-Shock, y todos los que gustamos de esta marca debemos de tenerlo, por su precio, debe ser de los relojes solares y con sincronizacion de reloj atómica mas barata del mercado.
Sin duda una inversión que se paga sola... Algo que con un mínimo cuidado y prácticamente mantenimiento 0 durará toda la vida.
Product made in Thailand. The rubber band feels like the harder version of silicone thus quite comfy. Other than syncing issue, the watch is a great purchase from Amazon, relatively fast shipping too.
Update: syncing. It works now. Have to sync manually at night time, after 8pm (day time seems to always fail). Able to auto sync after midnight (see pics). Located an area that have at least L2 signal by a window and everything works great!
The watch arrived with a fully charged battery and it successfully auto-synced with the atomic clock signal during it's first night at home from a bedside location near a window. Unfortunately it was packaged in a Casio branded cardboard box rather than the metal g-shock tin but this is a negligible concern. Features include EL backlight with auto-light, tough solar charging, multiband 6 atomic clock reception, world time, 5 alarms w/ 1 snooze alarm, stopwatch, and countdown timer. And since it's a g-shock its shock / vibration and temperature resistant and submersible to 200m.
When you compare the venerable GWM-5610 against Casio's flagship GW-5000 it becomes clear how much value is found in the 5610. The noteworthy differences between the two watches, aside from some minor aesthetic changes, include a DLC stainless steel case / buttons with screw back and softer resin band vs. plastic case with a flat case back and a stiffer resin band. But the GW-5000 comes in at almost $150 more expensive as a result. With the 5610 you'll get the same shape and design with the same module as the GW-5000 (meaning both watches offer identical features and LCD displays), the 5610 just has more plastic and less metal in it's construction, features a brighter color scheme on it's face, and is made in Thailand rather than Japan.
If you're stuck deciding between the GW-5000 and the GW-5610 I recommend you go ahead and buy the GW-5000; it's a superior watch to the 5610, it should last a lifetime and will satisfy those who enjoy the finer details. But if you don't care about things like DLC steel cases and screwbacks or what country the watch was made in than you'll find the GW-5610 provides one of the deals available. You'd be hard pressed to find another watch around this price with similar features that will last as long as this one ought to.
la señal atómica llega sin problema al estado de Jalisco y se sincroniza todas las noches a las 12:04 casi el 100% de las veces (durante el invierno hay noches que no logra sincronizarse).
Al ser de carga solar no tendrás que preocuparte por baterías y al vivir en mexico siempre tendrás el reloj con la carga máxima
El reloj es muy resistente a los golpes y con gran resistencia al agua, ademas de tener el tamaño ideal para todo tipo de muñecas
lo recomiendo ampliamente
Here in Toronto the radio signal is weak. I have turned off the auto time update and do it manually once a fortnight. Best way to update it is in open air resting on a table or other non-moving surface with watchface facing south.
Wore it on a camping and white water rafting trip with no issues. In fact, it updates time in a tent better than my condo because there is no glass, steel or concrete in the way.
2. Por supuesto, la batería llega en nivel medio. Toma algunos días de exposición regular a la luz para cargarse a nivel alto.
3. La señal de la estación del reloj atómico de Fort Collins llega sin problemas a Monterrey, al menos. Se supone que debe abarcar todo México (tiene un rango de 3,500 km), pero la gente de estados del sur quizás batallen un poco más con la recepción.
4. El reloj es muy pequeño y ligero en comparación con la mayoría de los G-Shock. Eso lo vuelve perfecto para uso casual, pero quienes buscan algo más grande y agresivo, deberían checar el modelo GX56BB-1 o algún otro G-Shock.
After several months of use, I've found it very easy to charge up the battery by leaving it exposed to direct sunlight for a while...seems to charge quickly.
The one and only beef I have is the function that makes the backlight go on automatically when you change positions - it only stays on for about 2 seconds max, which is okay for a quick glance the time, but too short for any ongoing observations. But if that's my only beef, it's still a great watch.