Fossil, one of the worlds leading smartwatch manufacturers has launched its Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch in India. The watch was first unveiled in the US back in October 2020. This watch is a cheaper version having some compromises from the Fossil Gen 5 launched in November 2020 in India. In terms of features, the 5E runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 SoC and features quick charge, 3ATM water resistance, and heart rate monitoring as well.
Fossil Gen 5E Specifications And Features
The Fossil Gen 5E comes in 44mm and 42mm size options having the exact same specifications in the two. It features a 1.19-inch AMOLED display having a resolution of 390×390 pixels while a pixel density of 328 PPI. It also has a backlit display making it easier to view in sunlight as well. The display also supports Always On Display and also allows users to choose from the catalog of more than a thousand watch faces.
The Fossil Gen 5E is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. The OS that it runs on is powered by the Wear OS from Google. The watch also has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of onboard storage.
The watch being a fitness device, also has several fitness-centric features such as a PPG Heart Rate Monitor and activity monitoring with the help of the Google Fitness app. It can track steps, cardio levels, sleep, and much more using the watch. The Fossil Gen 5E also has a voice assistant enabled that allows users to control several home appliances using it.
The Fossil Gen 5E can also be used to perform operations such as answering calls using the built-in speaker and microphone, receive notifications from several apps, control music playback, and much more. Fossil also has collaborated with Google to provide Google Pay in the watch allowing users to perform transactions without even taking out their smartphones.
There are also several onboard the watch that includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, off-body IR, and PPG heart rate sensor. It also makes use of Bluetooth 4.2 LTE, NFC, and Wi-Fi for connectivity. The Fossil Gen 5E is compatible with all Android devices on Android 6 and above along with all iOS devices on iOS 12 and above.
Coming to the battery, the Fossil Gen 5E has several modes upon which the screen time varies. When used in the Daily Mode, the watch can last for a day on a single charge. The Extended Mode restricts some features giving battery backup of a few days. And the Time Only Mode, on which only the time is displayed and hence the watch can last for a few weeks as it is. There is also a custom mode allowing users to make their own battery mode.
The watch also has Quick Charging support allowing the watch to be from 0 to 80 percent in just 50 minutes. The watch also has a 3 ATM water resistance.
Fossil Gen 5E Pricing And Availability In India
The Fossil Gen 5E has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 18,490 including GST. The watch is exclusively available through the company’s official website and Flipkart. There are two size options with the 44mm variant designed for men while the 42 mm variant made for women. In terms of specifications, the two watches have exactly the same features.
There are multiple color options available for the smartwatch. The watch comes with Silicone, Stainless Steel, Leather, and Stainless Steel Mesh strap options.
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