The latest addition in Fossil’s portfolio is the Gen 5 smartwatch. It packs an updated spec sheet and new battery modes which promise increased autonomy. The casing now comes with a dedicated speaker alongside a microphone allowing you to make and take calls.
Interacting with the watch is done via the 1.28-inch round OLED display. The casing features three buttons including a rotating crown for seamless navigation through the OS and two separate customizable buttons. The Gen 5 is available in a 44 mm size with Carlyle and Julianna variants both of which feature stainless steel builds. It supports interchangeable 22mm watch straps for easier personalization.
Under the hood, the Fossil Gen 5 packs a Snapdragon 3100 chipset with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It features all the standard fitness tracking modes and supports heart rate tracking, GPS, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. The watch is also waterproof up to 3 atmospheres.
The Fossil Gen 5 is compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 9.3 and above. It's available on pre-order for $295 on Fossil’s site and Amazon in the US, Europe and the Middle East. A wider release will follow on August 26.
I hope the Fossile Sport watch will get all these software updates(same 3100 chip).
That guy seems to be in a hurry! Better watch for backplate not to fall off! :D
The ad is misleading at this point. I got the Gen 5 today and google assistant does not speak to you and the battery modes are no where to be found.