Building on decades of prowess in creating timepieces that strike the perfect balance between style and rugged functionality, Casio G-SHOCK has just released its latest watch in the Move line — the DWH5600. The new watch inherits the renowned toughness that has become synonymous with G-SHOCK while toeing the line between an everyday style accessory and a fitness-tracking smartwatch capable of feeding you accurate data with the touch of a button. Translation: the DWH5600 is tailor-made for weekend warriors and urban joggers who need one watch to do it all.
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A well-appointed smart watch that blends style, functionality and legendary G-SHOCK durability.
The first step in creating a watch that’s perfect for urban environments? Make it black. And that’s just what G-SHOCK did, so the DWH5600 pairs effortlessly whether it’s peeking out from under the cuff of an Oxford shirt at work or tracking your pace during a morning training run. But colorways only go so far. The DWH5600 also pays homage to G-SHOCK’s iconic square case shape, which has been lauded for generations and has graced the wrists of the everyman and celebrities alike.
The next step is to pick the right materials. For the watch’s bezel and strap, G-SHOCK tapped a bio-based resin that does more than look really good. An obvious benefit to using such a material is sustainability, which the DWH5600 takes one step further with its solar-assisted charging capabilities.
The bio-based resin is also comfortable enough to wear around the clock (if you’d like to take advantage of the watch’s sleep-tracking capabilities), and rugged enough to take on the bumps, knocks or accidental drops that come with an active lifestyle. Speaking of durability, the mineral glass display is exceedingly scratch-resistant and a memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD can help with legibility under the glaring sun. Plus, it’s water-resistant up to 200 meters.
Beyond the DWH5600’s rugged exterior, it also boasts a range of features dedicated to your connectivity and overall well being. To start, you can receive alerts for calls, texts and social alerts on the watch face so you never miss an important message or notification. On the fitness and wellness front, the watch’s optical heart rate sensor provides real-time data as you work out. The real kicker, though, is this watch’s suite of training and recovery features powered by Polar's best-in-class algorithms, which give you access to hyper-nerdy statistics like cardio load and even the types of energy sources that your body is burning during a workout.
The watch can also monitor your blood oxygen levels. Not only can this help you plan workouts, but it can also help you keep an eye on your respiratory health. And after you’ve crushed the day and it’s time to recharge, you can delve into the depths of your sleep patterns to understand the duration and quality of your sleep in the CASIO Watches App. This allows you to know how hard or easy to take it in your workout that day.
Finally, the DWH5600 features breathing exercises. In moments of stress, you can tap into these exercises to calm your heart rate. This is great not only when working out and wanting to calm yourself before the next effort, but is also perfect for moments of stress or high anxiety at the office when you need to find that moment of zen.
The DWH5600 is a watch that effortlessly combines style and functionality. For those who appreciate the timeless appeal of the G-SHOCK square case but seek a more compact and lightweight option compared to the GBDH2000, the DWH5600 is a great choice, as it offers a balance of style, durability and a size that fits just right. In other words, if you’re looking for a watch that will stand up to the rigors of everyday life while feeding you actionable data, all while looking sleek and understated, the DWH5600 is a strong contender.
- Case Diameter: 44.5mm
- Case Thickness: 17.4mm
- Band Width: 22mm
- Weight: Approximately 59 grams
- Display: MIP LCD display with mineral glass protection
- Water Resistance: Up to 200 meters (660 feet)
- Functions: Heart Rate, Blood oxygen level, nightly recharge tracking, breathing exercises, Activity Modes( Run, Walk, Gym workout, Interval Timer) Training Analysis, alarm, stopwatch, world time, and more.
- Price: $299