Fossil Gen 5E brings Snapdragon 3100 and Wear OS intelligence to a more affordable price

Fossil today launched its latest Wear OS smartwatch - the Fossil Gen 5E ("E" for "Economical", eh?). As the name suggests, this is a slightly toned down version of the vanilla Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch. The Fossil Gen 5E omits the two physical shortcut buttons flanking the Fossil Gen 5's crown, and it lack of integrated GPS because it relies on a tether system that displays the data obtained from your smartphone. On-board storage has been reduced to 4 GB on the new Fossil smartwatch compared to 8 GB on the Fossil Gen 5. Finally, the new Fossil offer also lack of compass, ambient light sensor and altimeter as well as.

He's priced at $ 249 for all sizes and is now available for preorder on the official Fossil website. The Fossil Gen 5E is available in two sizes - 44 mm for men and a new model of 42 mm for women. The 44mm variant comes in three styles and uses a 22mm strap, while the 42mm model is up for grabs in four design choices and takes 18mm straps. The 44mm and 42mm models feature a 1,19 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 390 pixels x this translates to a pixel density of 328ppi.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 de allows the device to work in tandem with 1GB of RAM, while Wear OS handles the software side of things. The Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch contains a 300mAh battery which is supposed to last a full day, while the fast charge ensures that it can be charged from 0 to 80% in just 50 minutes. The watch is allegedly splash resistant, thanks to Water resistance 3ATM Evaluation. However, Fossil claims its latest smartwatch is also swim resistant.

Speaking of features, the the built-in speakerphone will allow you to listen to calls, interact with the Google Assistant, and receive audible notification alerts. Moreover, it can also be used to control a smart home device connected through the Google Assistant. When it comes to fitness-centric features, the Fossil Gen 5E is capable heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep tracking as well as cardio health tracking. This too supports contactless payments via NFC and offers multiple battery modes like daily mode, extended mode (only performs essential functions), clock mode (only displays the time but extends battery life to over a week) and a custom mode as well.

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