Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch comes with trendy design and decent features

Fossil continuing in its smartwatch series launches the new Fossil Gen 5E the modelled version of the Fossil Gen 5 launched earlier in November 2019. The newly Launched smartwatch comes in a premium look and key sensing features with google fit which tracks activities, heart rates, and more health metrics evaluations. The smartwatch runs on Wear OS by Google. Beside Serving good looks with its stainless steel body it also features various battery modes which you can choose from and an option to receive calls as well. The Fossil Q Gen5e smartwatch is the brand’s take on the budget smartwatches that are being launched by the competition.

Although coming up with new designs and updates over the Gen 5, the new Fossil Q Gen5E is moderately priced for those who look right on for lifestyle enhancement technology.

Design Specifications

The Fossil Gen 5E looks attractive with metal straps attached to a 44mm Stainless steel case with a 1.19-inch AMOLED Display type round touchscreen with a crown on the right to wake the watch up.

All these features added to the design of the smartwatch give it an edge in the market with its attractive yet minimal design.

The smartwatch comes in a 42mm case for women too. The gen 5E version offers customizable choices in styles and colours for each. The strap variants are provided for the newer version to choose from- mesh, Smoke stainless steel, silicone straps, and black stainless steel. If you are a fitness enthusiast and thinking of buying this smartwatch you might need to get a silicone strap(sold separately) as the metal ones can get heavy while engaging in fitness activities.

Fossil Q Gen5e smartwatch

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The smartwatch is powered by the now older Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 SoC, with a 390×390 pixel resolution, and a pixel density of 328ppi yields bright and colourful display. The display works adequately outdoors.

Performance and Battery of the Fossil Q Gen5E

The watch works with Google’s WearOS, which enhances the overall experience of the smartwatch. The UI has improved from what was seen earlier in Fossil’s Gen 5 with no noticeable lag paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage Gen 5E smartwatch has a decent performance scale.

The watch provided water resistance of up to 30 and can handle accidental splashes and light rain. For connectivity, you get Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and Wi-Fi. The sensor board includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, off-body IR, and PPG heart rate sensor. However, you have to compromise on the non-availability of SPo2 measuring which must have been included since it is present in almost every smartwatch, even the inexpensive ones. The Watch records daily activities, The GPS is quite precise and works fine with the system.

The battery life of smartwatches has been debated many times, the battery performance of this watch just like other watches lasts for approximately a day once fully charged which takes about an hour. However, the Gen 5E offers various battery modes such as Extended mode, daily mode, time-only mode, and custom mode. Using these modes may help in longer batter life but it happens to eliminate some features which the watch provides making it a mood killer for some users. The short battery life might add to the cons list at least a two-day battery would have been sufficient for the price of this Fossil Q Gen5e smartwatch.

Verdict

The Fossil Gen 5E costs around 18,490 including GST, This Wear OS watch gives a decent performance and looks good while doing it. The fresh take on the design of the watch with all black stainless steel straps looks pretty edgy and on-trend. Added features for health monitoring through Google fit elevates the performance providing mostly accurate readings during various activities. It carries out functions like recording daily events and the availability of a microphone and speakers for calls compliments the overall scheme.

For a WearOS watch under 20,000, the Fossil Gen 5E brings its stunning looks and in-trend features to the table. Despite the moderate battery life, the overall performance is satisfactory enough. A perfect balance of design and technology. Also if you want to get the Fossil Q Gen5E right now get it from here.

 

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