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Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch Review: The Fitness Trigger

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The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is certainly one of the most attractive Android Wear watches in the market and even benefits by the new efficient processor providing long-lasting battery. But is it worth investing? Let’s find out.

How does it feel?

When it comes to the Fossil Gen 5 design, it ticks all the boxes of being fashionable. The Fossil Gen 5 features a circular display with no bulge on the sides, just like its predecessor. The watch comes with a premium rubber strap and it can easily swap with any other 22mm strap, allowing you to change the look of your Fossil Gen 5 that fits your style. The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is sized at 44mm wide and is 12mm thick, makes it a bit oversized for the people with the thinner wrist. On the back, there is a heart rate sensor surrounded by dual circular contact point which is used to charge the watch with the provided adapter. It even fits firmly in the charging plate with the use of magnets. I wished they could have integrated wireless charging technology, as the Wireless charging adapters are widely available in the market.

How does it perform?

One of the major improvements for Gen 5 is the integration of new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, it is powerful as well as energy-efficient giving it enough juice for the whole day. Not only the processor, but the 1.3” AMOLED digital display is also power-efficient and offers crisp images even under direct sunlight. The Fossil watch can also act as a portable music player where you can listen to your favourite songs while on the go and it can even take calls right from a watch.

Out of the box, Fossil Gen 5 runs Wear OS, an operating system made by Google specifically for the smartwatch. With Wear OS, you get notifications for calls, emails, texts, apps and calendar alerts along with watch faces. For some reason, the Fossil smartwatch kept on disconnecting after a certain period. I tried to change settings on a phone, but it still failed to disconnect.

You’ll also be able to use ‘Ok Google’ to voice search, dictate from the wrist. Fossil Gen 5 promises 24 hours of battery life, which is about what I’ve been getting at every charge. It can also track your steps and activities, giving you a daily report on your movement.

VERDICT

Fossil Gen 5 is one of the best looking Android Wear smartwatches at the moment. With a sleek and improved performance along with the Brand name, it makes a must-buy product for those who want an aesthetically pleasing watch that also work as a fitness tracker.

SPECS:

  • OS: Wear OS
  • Battery: 360mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5, WiFi
  • Sensor: G-Sensor, Gyroscope
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Case Thickness: 12mm
  • Water Resistant: IP67

Fossil GEN5 Smartwatch

₹22,995/-
7.9

Ergonomics & Build

9.0/10

Handling

7.0/10

Performance

7.5/10

Overall

8.0/10
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