Tag Archive: Fossil


Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch or Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle?

Traditional and timeless Samsung Galaxy Watch

$ 259 at Amazon

Pros LTE capability Two size options GPS, NFC, HRM Rotating bezel Good battery life Cons A bit rugged for some wrists Notification support could be better

Prefer a more traditional watch with a rotating bezel and all? The Samsung Galaxy Watch was made for you. It comes in two large sizes with a colorful screen, big battery, and impressive health/fitness tracking perks. It’s gigantic, though, which  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Skagen Falster 3 or Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle?

As sleek as it gets Skagen Falster 3

$ 207 at Amazon

Pros Stunning sleek design Onboard GPS, NFC, heart-rate monitoring Google Assistant Music storage New Snapdragon Wear 3100 Cons Short battery life Battery saving modes are restrictive

Want to keep things as sleek as possible when choosing a wearable? Look no further than the Skagen Falster 3. You get a lot in this slightly smaller package, including GPS, NFC, and heart-rate monitoring. You’ll enjoy upgraded  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Fitbit Versa 2 or the Fossil Gen 4?

Track your workouts Fitbit Versa 2

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros 5+ days of battery life Fitbit Pay Amazon Alexa built-in Heart-rate monitoring Automatic workout detection Cons No onboard GPS App selection is lacking

The Fitbit Versa 2 is a dedicated workout companion that can do pretty much anything when it comes to health and fitness tracking. You’ll enjoy 15+ exercise modes, automatic workout detection, 5 ATM water resistance, heart-rate monitoring, and activity/sleep tracking.

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Should you buy the Garmin Vivomove HR or Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR??

Brilliant battery Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR

$ 195 at Amazon

Pros Gorgeous design Outstanding battery life Customizable display Heart-rate monitoring Activity and sleep tracking Cons No GPS options Not fully waterproof

Fossil’s newest hybrid is dressed to impress. In addition to a gorgeous selection of designs, it also delivers heart-rate monitoring, activity and sleep tracking, smartphone notifications, music controls, and outstanding battery life.

Pretty performance Garmin Vivomove HR

$ 180 at Amazon

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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 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

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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…]