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Fossil Gen 5 vs. Fossil Sport: Which should you buy?

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The new kid Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle

$ 295 at Amazon

Pros Fantastic hardware Vibrant, colorful screen 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage Cons Screen brightness struggles in sunlight Still some battery life struggles

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is a near-perfect smartwatch. The well-tuned exterior casing, a solid rotating crown, some thoughtful tweaks to the software help this watch hum along wonderfully with the Snapdragon 3100 and 1GB of RAM. The only  [Read More…]

Fossil Gen 5 review

Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, is an interesting platform to say the least. In theory it’s the best and smartest stuff you could put on your wrist. In practice, it’s a gamble.

While the software has advanced over the generations, the hardware seemingly hit a plateau a year or two back. And, whereas the first few years of smart watches was largely maintained by phone makers, today’s models often come from traditional watch makers.

SEE: Fossil Gen 5  [Read More…]

Fossil Gen 5 review

Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear, is an interesting platform to say the least. In theory it’s the best and smartest stuff you could put on your wrist. In practice, it’s a gamble.

While the software has advanced over the generations, the hardware seemingly hit a plateau a year or two back. And, whereas the first few years of smart watches was largely maintained by phone makers, today’s models often come from traditional watch makers.

SEE: Fossil Gen 5  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Fossil Sport?

Not sure how to choose between the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the Fossil Sport? It’s a close call, that’s for sure. We’ve created this side-by-side comparison to make it easier.

Impressive Innovation Galaxy Watch Active 2

$ 280 at Samsung

Pros Improved Sensors Digital rotating bezel Optional LTE connectivity Cons Can get expensive with LTE New ECG feature not available yet

If you’ve been waiting for a Samsung fitness smartwatch that offers LTE connectivity  [Read More…]

New battery saving modes will come to older Fossil watches

The feature was first introduced on the new Fossil Gen 5 watch.

What you need to know The Fossil Gen 5 watch launched on August 5, 2019. Along with a new design and an updated processor, it also includes new battery saving modes. In a tweet, Fossil has confirmed the new battery saving modes will come to previous generations of watches via a software upgrade.

Fossil makes some of the best smartwatches on the market, and in  [Read More…]

Fossil Gen 5 watches launch with 1GB RAM, smart battery modes

Whereas the first days of Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) were populated with devices from the likes of Motorola, LG, and Huawei, today’s climate is much different. Now the space is largely occupied by more traditional watch manufacturers.

Fossil is one of those brands which has been around for much of Wear OS and who continues to push out products. Today finds the watch maker introducing its Gen 5 wearable. As often is the case with Fossil, the Gen 5 offer  [Read More…]

Fossil announces Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatch with Snapdragon Wear 3100

The watch also includes GPS, NFC, and a speaker.

What you need to know The Gen 5 Fossil Touchscreen Smartwatch has been announced. It’s powered by Wear OS and includes NFC, GPS, 3 ATM waterproofing, and a speaker. You can buy the Gen 5 watch right now for $ 295.

Fossil, one of the few brands that remains committed to Wear OS watches, has just unveiled the latest entry in its lineup — the Gen 5 Fossil  [Read More…]

Find the time to shop this Fossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch sale at Amazon

Powered with Wear OS by Google, the Fossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch is fully-featured with the ability to receive notifications from your phone, manage your calendar, control music you’re listening to, download apps, and more. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices, and today, you can pick one up on sale at Amazon for as low as $ 199. Considering it normally sells for around $ 275, today’s deal isn’t one you want to miss.

The Gen 4  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Galaxy Watch Active or the Fossil Sport?

We’ve been reviewing smartwatches for so long that most of us still have a Pebble sitting around somewhere. We’ve tested just about every Wear OS watch there is, and use that expertise to help you make your next purchase.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Well-rounded

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Better battery life Great fitness tracking Tizen OS 4.0 is very smooth Cons Flush buttons can be harder to find Fewer apps for Tizen

The Galaxy  [Read More…]

Fitbit Versa Lite vs. Fossil Sport: Which should you buy?

Whether you want one to track your steps or keep up with notifications, smartwatches are helpful little gadgets that everyone should try at least once. At Android Central, we wear as many of them as we can to help you buy the wearable that’s best for you.

Fitbit Versa Lite

Great for beginners

$ 160 at Fitbit

Pros Excellent health/fitness features Waterproof 24/7 heart-rate tracking Sleek, lightweight design Over 4 days of battery life Great price  [Read More…]