18 January 2019
Fossil, the fashion-watch company adds new smartwatch collection to its portfolio. This is the new Gen 5 Fossil Touchscreen smartwatch that runs on Wear OS.
The Fossil Gen 5 features a 44mm and has a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and includes some interesting features that make the smartwatch more productive. The smartwatch has 3 ATM waterproofing, this means you can wash your hands, jump into the shower without any fear.
The latest smartwatch by Fossil includes GPS and NFC as well for navigation and payments. Also, with the help of Google Pay, users will be able to make payments at compatible retail stores.
Another notable feature of the smartwatch is the Extended Battery Mode with the help of which users can extend to multiple days on a single charge. Fossil details more modes - "'Daily Mode' allows users to experience most features enabled, such as an always-on screen. 'Custom Mode' allows users to easily manage battery optimization settings themselves, all in one place, where 'Time-Only Mode' gives users additional hours when the watch has a low battery or if they choose to use the smartwatch to only tell time."
The Gen 5 smartwatch also includes a speaker that listens to what you’re asking it to via Google Assistant. It includes a heart rate sensor that measures your heart rate automatically during a workout. You can change the watch faces with your favorite Facebook or Instagram photos. You can control your music with your phone's selected music player whether it's Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, Google Play, iTunes or Apple Music.
On the connectivity front, the smartwatch includes Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy and is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and above and iOS 9.3 and above. The smartwatch includes 1GB memory and 8GB onboard storage and it can store music and apps directly on the watch and leave your phone at home.
The Gen 5 smartwatch is available in varieties, for instance, the Carlyle HR touchscreen smartwatch collection features smoke stainless steel bracelets, Black Silicone bracelets, and Dark Brown Leather bracelet as well. Another collection is Julianna HR collection that includes Blush Leather, and Rose Gold, Black Stainless Steel watches. A total of six such different Gen 5 fashion watches have been launched and made available as well.
The Fossil Gen 5 Touchscreen smartwatch is available for purchase for $295 on Fossil.com.