Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone
The Full Specifications of the Fossil Gen 5 Garrett – The Gen 5 Garrett is a newer edition of the Gen 5 series released in February. This makes it three models: Gen 5 Carlyle, Juliana, and Garrett. All three watches have the same features except for the slight differences in appearance. Gen 5 Garrett like the other models is powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip (meet the new 4100 chip) and runs on the Wear OS platform. It’s a sophisticated smartwatch stylishly designed and features loudspeaker and microphone, as well as 8GB of storage, and is able to track your active life.
Fossil Gen 5 Garrett Full Specifications
|Fossil Gen 5 Garrett|
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|Device name||Fossil Gen 5 Garrett|
|Device type||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Fossil Gen 4 Q Explorist|
|Released date||February, 2020|
|Display type||AMOLED (Always-on)|
|Display size||1.28 inch|
|Display resolution||416 x 416 pixels|
|Pixel density||328 ppi|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 3 physical buttons|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Dimension||46 x 46 x 12 mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Stainless steel|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 22mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 3ATM|
|Memory card slot||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Standby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
|Charging type||Inductive charging magnet|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||Yes|
|Payment system||Google pay|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
|Companion app||Fossil Q app|
|Fossil Gen 5 Garrett|
|Inductive charging magnet|
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Fossil Gen 5 Garrett Features
- Premium Design
- Water Resistance Rating
- Impressive and Manageable Battery Life
- Activity/Fitness Tracking
Fossil Gen 5 Garrett comes in a classic appearance with a design that defines a true premium smartwatch.
It has a rigged and fatter bezel and a result, the Garrett is slightly bigger than both Gen Juliana and Calyle.
The case of Gen 5 Garrett is made of stainless steel, while the 22mm interchangeable straps come in stainless steel and silicone materials. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and it’s available in 5 versions; black, blue, gold, gunmetal silver, and silver colors
AMOLED still powers the display on the Gen 5, and there are three buttons by the side which includes one rotating button. Although AMOLED display isn’t so easy to read outdoors, it offers a more interactive and lively display and with ambient light, the sensor makes it easy to read the display in any light condition.
Just like Gen 5 Carlyle, the Garrett has received a boost in storage capacity with 8GB that’s twice that of the Gen 4 explorist. This will allow you to take more music and other files onboard. It also comes with a higher 1GB RAM that makes the Gen 5 perform faster than its predecessor.
This was noted on the Ticwatch Pro 4G – another outstanding Wear OS smartwatch which also has a 1GB RAM that significantly improved its performance even though being powered by the outdated Snapdragon 2100 chip. So, with Snapdragon 3100 powering this smartwatch and 1GB RAM, you should expect a faster Gen 5 Carlyle.
The Gen 5 Garrett has the same 3ATM water resistance rating as the Gen 4. This means the Gen 5 is water resistance up to 30 meters. So, you can safely wear this device under the rain, to the shower, or perhaps to the pool.
The Gen 5 Garrett being powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip features the battery life saver mode as seen on the Gen 4 Sport. However, Gen 5 has four battery modes that significantly elongate its battery life.
It has four battery modes which include, time-only, daily, extended, and custom modes. The time-only mode is similar to that of the Gen 4 sport which will see this device last about a week or more. Although, with this mode activated, Wear OS features become inactive.
The extended battery saver mode will elongate the battery life of the Gen 5 without compromising notifications and heart rate tracking. While the daily mode with all feature active will see the Gen 5 last just about a day or more.
The custom mode as the name implies allows you to setup custom battery saver mode.
The Gen 5 Garrett is also well equipped to track your active life. It comes with all the standard sensors which include accelerometer, GPS, gyroscope, and the improved heart rate sensor that makes Gen 5 a smarter device that accurately tracks your heart rate so you get more insightful and accurate details to help you train at your pace.
With the Gen 5, you can track steps, sleep, distance, calories, as well as sport modes to help manage your training activities effortlessly. There’re also new apps like the Cardiogram that tracks your heart rate, including the much improved Google Fit that allows you to manage your fitness goals.
It has inbuilt GPS which makes it a great choice for tracking your outdoor activities.
The Gen 5 is equipped with Bluetooth v4.2 to keep you connected with all that matters to you. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices which when successfully paired will keep you updated when there’s a new notification on your phone. You get to receive alerts when there’s a new email, call, and other notifications from both native and third-party apps.
NFC is also onboard which powers Google Pay – a contactless payment system that enables you make payment on the go from this device.