The Fossil Gen 5
- The novelties of the Fossil Gen 5 are the extended battery mode and the speaker.
- The former is a proprietary technology with various battery settings intended to “offer a longer battery life.”
- At the same time, the latter we design to answer and make calls directly from the watch.
Fossil Gen 5 Datasheet
- DIMENSIONS: 44 x 44 x 12 mm
- SCREEN: 1.28-inch AMOLED, 328 x 328 pixels
- PROCESSOR: Snapdragon Wear 3100
- RAM: 1 GB
- INTERNAL STORAGE: 8 GB
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Wear OS
- DRUMS: 36 hours, Quick charge
- CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth 4.2 LE, WiFi, NFC, GPS
Android – 4.4 or higher
iOS – 9.3 or higher
- ENDURANCE: 3 ATM
Various battery modes
Compatible with mobile payments
264 Euros to change
Battery management systems
Extended battery mode is a fancy way of referring to different battery management systems.
There are four, and they are as follows:
1. Extended battery mode
Only essential functions of the watch are activated and, according to the brand, “extend a single charge to several days.”
2. Daily mode
More features enabled, such as the always-on display. Let’s say it is the mode that we will use the most.
3. Custom mode
The custom mode, allows the user to configure which functions and settings remain activated.
4. Time-only mode
The clock starts to show only the time to avoid unnecessary consumption.
- The watches are available today, August 5, in the Fossil online store and selected stores.
- There are six models in total, and only the aesthetics vary.
- All of them have the same price: $ 295, which is about 264 euros.
Fossil Gen 5 review
- I reviewed the original Fossil Gen 5 smart watch and we call it “Wear OS best situation.
- I think that (dubious) honor now goes to the Tic Watch Pro 3.
- But if you need LTE, the $ 349 Fossil Gen 5 is one of two options you have on Android (the other is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 LTE).
- Fortunately, the Fossil Gen 5 remains essentially unchanged by the addition of LTE.
- If you’re willing to pay your carrier the additional monthly charges to turn it on, using Gen 5 with LTE is pretty much the same as using it with WiFiWiFi or Bluetooth.
- Even battery life didn’t seem to be an issue.
- I noticed that the watch was more likely to hit two full days with LTE off.
- But I usually couldn’t drain it in a single day, even when I was primarily using LTE.
- Sadly, Fossil also feels it needs to make up for Wear OS’s shortcomings by keeping its battery-saving features overly complicated.
- A clock should never require users to delve into granular radio switches.
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- Good Material
- Decent battery life with LTE
- Fine aesthetics
- Complicated battery settings
- Difficult to see in direct sunlight
- Use OS
- On the other hand, we have the loudspeaker.
- Fossil implements it to give sound alerts for notifications.
- Like voice interactions with Google Assistant, translations through Google Translate, and music playback or answer calls directly from the clock.
- It will be available on Android and iOS, something that we had not seen so far.
- We end by talking about performance.
- The new Fossil Gen 5 arrives with Snapdragon Wear 3100, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a day of battery (according to the manufacturer).
- It has resistance to 3 ATMs (30 meters deep), NFC for mobile payments, and compatibility with Android 4.4 or higher or iOS 10 or higher.
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