Fossil has just announced the latest gen of its smartwatches, Fossil Gen 5. The Gen 5 comes with updated specs, WearOS, and new look. The Gen 5 comes with the latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, a speaker, and NFC. The Fossil Gen 5 is priced at $295 and comes in two variants – CARLYLE and JULIANNA. The smartwatches are now available in the US.
The latest Fossil features a 1.28-inch AMOLED display. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100. It comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and runs on Google’s Wear OS software. The sensors on the device include Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Microphone, NFC, and Untethered GPS.
Wear OS by Google connects your watch to your smartphone, so you can stay on top of what’s happening in your world without losing track of what’s in front of you. It also features untethered GPS to track your run’s distance and play stored music on your watch.
The smartwatch comes with a battery life that can last a day and new smart battery modes help you extend your battery for multiple days. It comes with Extended Mode that limits features and lets you see the time, notifications, and heart rate. Daily Mode allows access to every sensor on the smartwatch. Custom Mode will allow users to choose what sensors they need and the Time-only Mode will turn off all sensors and only gives you the time. The watch can be charged via the magnetic USB charger provided in the box.
Further, the smartwatch is Google Assistant ready and one can ask it anything and hear responses and alerts through your watch’s speaker. The watch also comes with Google Pay support to make payments almost anyplace you can use a credit card. Further, it is also 3ATM water resistance, one can wash hands, shower or hit the pool without fear.
Fossil 5th gen
- 1.28-inch AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Wear OS by Google
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Microphone, NFC, Untethered GPS
- Case size: 44mm
- Functions: Heart Rate Tracking, GPS, Google Pay, Notifications, Personalize Dia, Control Music
- Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Works with Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.3+
- 36 hr /1-week clock mode battery life, Rapid charge support
- Magnetic USB Charger
- Interchangeable Watch Band
- 3 ATM Water Resistant
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