Fossil, the company known for its luxury watches and smartwatches has now announced its new Gen 5 smartwatch in various color options. The Gen 5 smartwatches are powered by Wear 3100 CPU, Wear OS by Google, feature extended battery mode and more.
Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is a touch screen smartwatch and comes in different materials like ‘The Carlyle HR Smoke Stainless Steel/Black Silicone/Dark Brown Leather’,’Julianna HR Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel, Blush Leather, and Stainless Steel’. It comes with a 44mm dial, is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and runs on Wear OS by Google operating system.
The sensor options include Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, and the connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS and also has an in-built microphone and speaker which means that users can take calls on their smartwatch and hear responses from Google Assistant. It is also water-resistant up to 30 meters.
Google promised battery life improvements in the Wear 3100 platform and in similar lines, Fossil has included three battery modes on this smartwatch i.e., ‘Daily mode’,’Extended mode’,’Custom mode’,’Time mode’ and the ‘Extended mode’ claims that the smartwatch lasts multiple days while still tracking heart rate and displaying notifications as well.
Pricing and Availability
Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is priced at US$295 (Rs. 20,890 approx.) and is available to buy from Fossil.com and some models are also up for pre-order on Amazon.com.