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Fossil Watch Gen 5

Fossil Watch Gen 5
alaScore 91

21 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Fossil Watch Gen 5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and battery are on the whole positive. The software and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price and size.

design, performance, software, battery, usability

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fossil Watch Gen 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (digitaltrends.com)

Fossil Gen 5 review: Style overcomes the flaws of Wear OS

 

Google's Wear OS watches have a hard time distinguishing themselves. Some poke their head above the status quo with value, looks, or performance. In the case of the Fossil Gen 5, it's the looks and smooth performance. I still can't help but feel that...

Sleek looks ; Solid construction ; Customizable battery modes ; Snappy, smooth performance ; Day-long battery

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (pcmag.com)

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch

 

The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch features an attractive design and smooth performance, but its size isn't suitable for all wrists.

Sleek, durable design. Built-in speaker.

Too big for small wrists. Pricey for what you get. No sleep tracking.

The $295 Gen 5 Fossil Smartwatch is one of the better Wear OS devices on the market, but that isn't saying much these days. iPhone users should consider the $399 Apple Watch Series 5, which offers better fitness features and a significantly more...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Fossil ‘Gen 5’ smartwatch review: best of a Wear OS situation

 

Fossil held up its end of the bargain, Qualcomm and Google didn't

Sharp looks ; Faster performance ; Speaker

Complicated battery settings ; Hard to see in direct sunlight ; Wear OS

I am so pleasantly surprised by how much I have enjoyed using the Fossil Carlyle smartwatch. It’s one of two so-called "Gen 5" Wear OS watches Fossil recently began selling for $295. Pleasantly surprised, but not at all convinced that this watch is...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Jimmy Westenberg (androidauthority.com)

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch review: An oldie but a goodie

 

The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch is still our favorite older Wear OS watch, even in 2021. Read our full Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch review!

Crisp, bright display

The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch is still the best Wear OS 2 watch you can buy, even through 2022. It delivers in nearly every area — performance, aesthetics, and customizability. I just wish the watch lasted longer on a charge without turning sensors on...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Max Weinbach (androidpolice.com)

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Review: Rehashing last year's hardware

 

Google's Wear OS is not in the best state right now, but it's serviceable if you want a smartwatch that integrates deeply with your phone. When you decide

Design ; It takes all the good parts of the Fossil Gen 5 and refines it. It has hints of a classic watch while also being modern and practical. ; LTE ; Having LTE on a smartwatch is super freeing. It lets you forget your phone and have everything on...

Battery life ; Battery life takes a bit hit compared to non-LTE watches. You'll probably need to charge it every night. ; Verizon only ; Only having this watch available on Verizon is just straight up annoying ; Price ; For $350, it should be running...

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (tomsguide.com)

Fossil Gen 5 LTE review: Wear OS is still not good enough

 

The Fossil Gen 5 LTE looks great and lets you leave home without your phone, but you'll pay for it with your wallet and with Wear OS's faults.

Large, legible display ; Google Fit is improving ; Good battery management tools

Expensive ; Wear OS still need work ; Not swim-proof

. But Wear OS needs a lot of work before then.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Jimmy Westenberg (androidauthority.com)

Fossil Gen 5 LTE review: An old favorite, now on Verizon

 

The Fossil Gen 5 LTE is compatible with Verizon's network, but is that its only trick? Learn more in our Fossil Gen 5 LTE review.

Great display and overall design ; Useful custom battery modes ; GPS, NFC, and heart rate sensor ; Built-in speaker/mic are useful

Expensive ; Verizon exclusive ; So-so battery life

The Fossil Gen 5 LTE takes what we loved about the original Gen 5 and... adds LTE connectivity. It's a solid smartwatch overall, though we do wish Fossil included the latest specs and software with this release.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Abhinaya Prabhu (gizbot_com)

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch Review: Premium Looks Combined With Ample Features

 

The enhancements to the Gen 5 smartwatch include the health tracking features, the companys own wellness app, sleep tracking capabilities and extended battery modes among others. Lets take a look at the review of the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch priced at...

Premium looks and comfortable fit ; Addition of external speaker ; Impressive performance

Leather strap looks flimsy ; Speaker quality could be improved

The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch priced at Rs. 22,995 is a good option in the premium wearable market segment, at least after the recent update. However, there are some better options that use the improved Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC. There is no denying that...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Ben Schoon (9to5google.com)

Fossil Gen 5 update makes it the first Wear OS watch to make calls w/ iPhone

 

Fossil's Gen 5 smartwatch is the best Wear OS watch you can buy right now, and this week it's getting a little bit better on iOS. An update for Fossil Gen 5 that's rolling out right now lets the watch make phone calls if it's connected to an iPhone....

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (computershopper.com)

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch

 

Sleek, durable design. Built-in speaker.

Too big for small wrists. Pricey for what you get. No sleep tracking.

The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch features an attractive design and smooth performance, but its size isn't suitable for all wrists.

Oct, 2019
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