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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs Garrett – Compare The Differences

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Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle which was released last year alongside Gen 5 Juliana, both of which are powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip (check out the new 4100+ chip) has a newer version in Gen 5 Garett that was released in February this year. All three versions of the Gen 5 have the same features but differ slightly in the appearances. The Garrett and Carlyle are marketed as men smartwatches, while Juliana is for women. In this post, I’ll show you the differences between Fossil Gen 5 Garrett vs Carlyle.

 Fossil Gen 5 CarlyleFossil Gen 5 Garrett
fossil gen 5 calyle specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 5 CarlyleFossil Gen 5 Garrett
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 4 Q ExploristFossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Successor----
Released dateAugust, 2019February, 2020
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED (Always-on)AMOLED (Always-on)
Display size1.28 inch1.28 inch
Display resolution416 x 416 pixels416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttonsTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 12 mm46 x 46 x 12 mm
Weight----
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialStainless steelStainless steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 3ATMYes, 3ATM
Swim-proofYesYes
Color(s)Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
Black
Gold tone
Blue
Gunmetal silver
Silver

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB
Internal storage8GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSYesYes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon mode____
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.NoNo
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 3100Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 310mAh310mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeInductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingYesYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payGoogle pay
Compatibility Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appFossil Q appFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 5 CarlyleFossil Gen 5 Garrett
StrapsStraps
Inductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Difference Between Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs Garrett

Both the Gen 5 Garrett and Calyle offer the same features, except the slight differences in appearance. The 46mm Gen 5 Garrett is slightly bigger than Carlyle’s 44mm case. This can be attributed to the fatter bezel of Garrett.

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