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Compare Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

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The new Fossil Gen 5 which consists of the Gen 5 Calyle and Juliana are actually a beauty to behold with sophisticated designs that define a true premium smartwatch. Plus quite a lot of features that make these two outstanding smartwatches. Already, tech pundits have pronounced the Gen 5 the best Wear OS at the moment. I think it’s an amazing smartwatch.

However, in this post, we compare the Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch – which is better, and which should you buy? Let’s find out.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Specifications Compared

 Fossil Gen 5 CarlyleTicwatch Pro 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Watch
fossil gen 5 calyle specsticwatch pro 4g lte specsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3

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:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 5 CarlyleTicwatch Pro 4GSamsung Galaxy Watch
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 4 Q ExploristTicwatch ProSamsung Gear S3
Successor------
Released dateAugust, 2019July, 2019August, 2018
Ideal forMenMenMen (46mm)
Women (42mm)

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED (Always-on)AMOLED + FSTN
Always-on
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.28 inch1.39 inch1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Display resolution416 x 416 pixels400 x 400 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density--400 ppi278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 buttonsTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Always-onYesYes (FSTN)Yes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 12 mm45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6 mm41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm (42mm)
46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
Weight--47.4 grams63 grams (46mm)
49 grams (42mm)
Casing materialStainless steelGlass reinforced
polyamide with aluminum back
Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialStainless steelSiliconeSilicone
(leather straps also available)
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steelCeramics
Strap size22mm22mm22 mm (46mm)
20 mm (42mm)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 3ATMYes, IP68
MLT-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYesRecommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
BlackBlack, silver, rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB1.5GB (LTE),
0.75GB (non-LTE)
Internal storage8GB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth callingYesYesYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCYesYesYes
GPSYesGPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BeidouGLONASS/A-GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo2G/3G/4GGSM/HSPA/LTE
SIMNoYes, e-SIMYes, e-SIM
BandNo--GSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesNoYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Swim trackingYesNoYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoYes
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon mode__NoYes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYesYes
MicrophoneYesYesYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesNoYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassNoYesNo
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse Ox.NoNoNo
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Other sensors__Low Latency Off-Body Sensor--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OSTizen OS 4.0
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 3100Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100Exynos 9110
CPU----Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 310mAh415mAh472mAh (46mm)
270mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby:25 days+ (FSTN)
Mixed/average usage:2 - 5 days
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging typeInductive charging magnetMagnetic charging dockWPC based wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingYesNo_

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYesYes

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payGoogle paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appFossil Q appMobvoi appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm/20mm
Voice commandYesYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 5 CarlyleTicwatch Pro 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Watch
StrapsStrapsSmall and large straps
Inductive charging magnetCharging dockWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Features Compared

  • Design

  • From the Gen 5 to the Pro 4G and the Galaxy watch – each of these three has got a sophisticated aesthetics that define a true premium smartwatch. No doubt these are some of the best smartwatches with outstanding designs.

    These three are classic smartwatches bearing the appearance of a traditional watch, even though the Pro 4G and Galaxy Watch will be more befitting wears for sports activities.

    Gen 5 has a more moderately sized case than the Pro 4G and the Galaxy watch (except 42mm) which makes it a better fit for slimmer individuals. The 12mm thick Gen 5 is also slimmer than both the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch which off course makes it more attractive on your wrist.

    Although, the Pro 4G with a wider display allows you to see more at a glance, and with aluminum back, it weighs less than both the Gen 5 and Galaxy watch which makes it more comfortable to wear all day long.

    The Galaxy Watch has a very remarkable design too, especially with the innovative rotating bezel that makes navigating the small display very easy.

  • Cellular Connectivity

  • The Gen 5 lacks cellular connectivity which is present on both the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch. As a result the later two are standalone smartwatches that allow you initiate and receive calls on these devices.

    Although, Gen 5 with loudspeaker allows you to make and answer calls directly from the device via Bluetooth calling (now supported on both Android and iOS devices).

    The cellular connectivity feature of the Pro 4G is limited since it works with only Verizon.

  • Storage

  • With the Gen 5, you get 8GB storage capacity which is twice what you get on the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch. This means you can take more music with you, and as well access more of your favorite apps.

  • Fitness Tracking

  • As per fitness tracking, these three are well equipped with heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and inbuilt GPS to track your active life. Each of these three will track your heart rate, calories, steps, as well great choices for tracking outdoor activities like routes, location, and distance. Thanks to the inbuilt GPS.

    However, the Galaxy Watch is a more comprehensive activity tracker featuring about 39 sport modes and is able to auto-detect and track about 6 of those. That’s more activities than you’ll find on neither the Pro 4G nor the Gen 5.

  • Water Resistance

  • All three smartwatches are water resistant and swim-proof. However, while the Gen 5 is rated 3ATM, the Pro 4G is rated IP68 and the Galaxy watch 5ATM.

    This means 30 meters, 1.5 meters, and 50 meters water resistance respectively. Thus making the Galaxy watch the best choice for deepwater activities while not forgetting its ability to track your swimming activities.

  • Battery Life

Although, the Ticwatch Pro 4G powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chip managed to feature dual display modes including the essential mode which elongates it’s battery life to almost a month which is quite impressive.

The Gen 5 though, powered by the newer and more advanced 3100 chip features four battery saver modes that’ll see you go a week or more with the time-only mode activated.

However, the essential mode of the Pro 4G and time-only mode of the Gen 5 will see all Wear OS features deactivated (quite boring).
On a more general smart mode (all features active), the Galaxy Watch will last just about 2-4days compared to the Pro 4G’s 2 days or more. Both of which are longer than the Gen 5 over a day battery life.

Which is the Best?

Obviously, these three are outstanding smartwatches with some of the best designs on the market. However, the Gen 5 is actually a fine-looking smartwatch with a design that no doubt is more attractive and charming than both the Galaxy Watch and Pro 4G. While not forgetting the newer 3100 chip which brings to the table significant improvement in terms of performance and battery life.

Although, the cellular connectivity feature of the Pro 4G makes it a more attractive choice for US residents.

So, if you’re after appearance and performance, you should go for the Gen 5 Calyle, while the Pro 4G will last longer.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch is a more complete smartwatch that comprehensively tracks your activity, has a high water resistance rating and a quite more impressive battery life.

Here’s how they stack up;

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH A premium smartwatch with a sophisticated design, an impressive battery life and the most comprehensive activity tracker.
FOSSIL GEN 5 Calyle A premium classic smartwatch with the most attractive and charming design, a fair battery life and improved performance.
TICWATCH PRO 4G Another premium smartwatch with an outstanding design, a remarkable dual display that elongates its battery life to almost 30 days.

Our Pick

The Fossil Gen 5 is perhaps the hottest Wear OS smartwatch at the moment being powered by the Snapdragon 3100 and loaded with quite a lot of features that makes it a great deal for the money. The Gen 5 is our preferred choice.

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