Tag Archive: Fossil

Jump on the Fossil Gen 5 for $90 off before Cyber Monday ends

Wear OS isn’t as popular as it used to be, but Fossil’s still fighting the good fight, putting its timeless design prowess into a gorgeous watch that actually looks like a watch.

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is absolutely stunning, and if you ask me it’s one of the best-looking smartwatches on the market. You can get it with either a leather or stainless steel band, and either option works great for both casual and formal wear. In the last  [Read More…]

Fossil HR hybrid watches feature always-on display, physical hands

First spotted in September, Fossil’s new smartwatches have officially gone on sale. The new Fossil HR line is made of two models, both of which are hybrid devices. More specifically, the watches have physical hands, digital displays, and a blended smart experience.

Whereas initial speculation was that the new watches would potentially run Wear OS, that no longer appears to be the case. In fact, there’s nary a word about the platform in its description. Indeed, these watches are managed  [Read More…]

Fossil has a wide variety of smartwatches, but which should you pick?

If you’re in the market for a new Wear OS smartwatch and happen to like classically styled watches, then the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is going to be for you. Fossil is one of the few Wear OS watchmakers out there that continues to produce not only good looking but also top of the line specced devices out there. The Carlyle has a classic look that can work for almost any occasion with swappable bands, snappy performance, and  [Read More…]

Does the Fossil Gen 5 support voice calls?

Best answer: Yes, since the Fossil Gen 5 has a microphone and speaker you can take a phone call via your watch — as lonng as you’re connected to your phone’s Bluetooth. Alternatively you can take your call using a good set of Bluetooth headphones paired to your watch or phone to stay hands-free.

Keep connected: Fossil Gen 5 ($ 295 at Amazon) Hands-free: Anker Soundbuds Slim ($ 26 at Amazon) Phone calls Dick Tracy style

As  [Read More…]

Is the Fossil Gen 5 waterproof?

Best answer: Yes, Fossil Gen 5 is rated 3 ATM, which means the watch is rated to work in depths up to 30 meters, or 100 feet.

The water’s fine: Fossil Gen 5 ($ 295 at Amazon No aquaphobia here

Consumer gadgets are inherently fragile. We have to worry about cracking the screen, getting them dirty, and keeping them dry. Smartwatches most definitely fall into those same categories. The good thing is that most smartwatch manufacturers are  [Read More…]

Love to go sans phone, but can you stay connected with the Fossil Gen 5?

Best answer: No. While the Fossil Gen 5 is the newest device from the watchmaker and it uses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 3100, it does not have a cellular radio for LTE connectivity.

Freedom from your phone: TicWacth Pro 4G/LTE ($ 299 at Amazon) Another way: Samsung Galaxy Active 2 LTE (Pre-order from $ 279 at Samsung) No LTE here: Fossil Gen 5 ($ 295 at Amazon) Can’t hear me now

Fossil is one of the few Wear  [Read More…]

Should you get the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE or the Fossil Gen 5?

The professional connection TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE

$ 299 at Amazon

Pros Dual-layer screen technology for battery and visibility Standalone cellular connectivity Swimproof and durable Cons Running aging Snapdragon 2100 Design is a bit chunky for some folks

The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is a beast of a watch in many aspects. Its design isn’t going to appeal to everyone, although the specs are good with 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage, even though it still utilizes the  [Read More…]

Fossil hybrid smartwatch leaks online with 2-week battery life

Most likely running Wear OS.

What you need to know Listings and images of a new analog-digital hybrid Fossil smartwatch have leaked online. The new watch carries the Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR branding and appears to run Wear OS with an e-ink display. There is no release date as of yet, but the pulled Amazon listing showed a $ 195 price point.

Recently, it was revealed that part of Google’s deal with Fossil included tech called  [Read More…]

Fossil Collider DIANA could be hybrid smartwatch for Wear OS

Way back at the beginning of the year it was announced that Google had acquired some of Fossil’s smartwatch tech and some of its personnel. At the time there were no specific products announced or expected but it was reported that Google had purchased “new product innovation” that hadn’t hit the market would be on the horizon.

The first of such products could be the Fossil Collider DIANA, a hybrid wearable that features both digital and analog components.

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


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…]