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Fossil is one of the last remaining manufacturers of smartwatch committed to Google’s Wear OS platform.
Fossil releases its new model of smart watches quite often, it’s Gen 5 smart watch is unique in its kind. One of the best smartwatches going around, this one comes at a price of $295. A bit expensive for its type, but it certainly adds to the collection of OS smart watches. While the other watches stand below average, Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch stands out.
Features of Gen 5 Smartwatch
Google has not been sincere with its Wear OS platform lately, a few companies here and there have produced some Wear OS watches but google doesn’t seem too concerned about the platform.
Fossil is one of the very few remaining brands that are still devoted to the platform and they release multiple watches every year. Gen 5 smartwatch is based on the 3100 Snapdragon processor, enough RAM to help with performance and even a built-in speaker.
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- Three Different Custom Battery Modes!
- GPS Enables
- Bluetooth and WIFI.
- Heart Rate Sensor
- NFC Enabled
The Gen 5 smartwatch includes the 3100 Snapdragon chipset. This is not something unique and new. However, it is better than the rest of the smartwatch makers such as Mobvoi. Due to the use of the 3100 chipset, there has been a noticeable difference in the speed of this smartwatch.
According to a reviewer, he only noticed the watch lag once, that too when he was using the keyboard on Google Playstore.
The performance is further boosted by its 1 GB RAM, along with its 8GB of ROM. There is enough space to store files and apps on this device. Moreover, you can also make use of the NFC, GPS and heartbeat sensor.
Style and Design
Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch also has a cool and stylish design, it comes in black and silver smoky colors, while the Julianna models are available in rose gold and pink colors.
The 1.28 inch AMOLED display is bright and big enough so that you can watch the screen without having to stress your eyes. Although, when exposed to the sun this display is not visible.
The watch looks amazing with its 22 m strap, the three buttons on its side add to the elegant design of this new watch.
- 1.28-inch AMOLED display
- 416 x 416 resolution
- 328 PPI
- 44 x 12mm casing size.
- 22mm Strap size.
- Weight: 99.79g
The Good Stuffs of The Gen 5 SmartWatch
- The design is sharp and the watch looks really stylish.
- Bright Display.
- Built-in Speaker.
- One of the most amazing features is the Custom battery design.
- Fitness Tracking and Heartbeat sensor.
- GPS/ NFC included.
- New Chipset and plenty of RAM gives a fast performance.
The Negative Stuffs
- Custom battery settings might get complicated for new users.
- The battery timing is not really good. It is average.
- Although the display is amazing, it is hard to see in direct sunlight.
Fossil Gen 5 is still persisting with the Wear OS platform, but there is a growing belief that Wear OS platform needs to be revamped. This watch covers almost every aspect, from design, customizability, and performance.
The price is a bit on the higher side, but if you are willing to spend an amount of around 295 dollars- you can sure go and purchase this watch as it is one of the best among its competitors and it has been tough to find any complains regarding this watch. OhoReview recommends you to get this watch is on Amazon and Fossil.
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