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Fossil Gen 5E (44mm) Full Specifications and Features Review

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Last Updated on October 11, 2020 by Jude Simeone

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Fossil has announced the Gen 5e which is set to be released early next month, It not a successor to Gen 5 that was released last year, but a lower-end version with fewer features for a cheaper price. The Gen 5e is still powered by Snapdragon 3100 chip despite the release of a more advanced Snapdragon 4100, it has a lower 4GB storage capacity compared to Gen 5 with 8GB. Beyond this, the Gen 5E is still a decent smartwatch that’s designed to track your active life, keep you connected to all that matters to you with multi-battery saver modes that allow you to go more than one day from a single charge. It comes in two sizes; 44mm and 42mm, and this post brings you the full specifications and features review of Fossil Gen 5E.

Fossil Gen 5E (44mm) Full Specifications

 Fossil Gen 5e (44mm)
fossil gen 5e full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 5e (44mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Successor--
Released dateNovember, 2020
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED (Always-on)
Display size1.2 inches
Display resolution416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density328 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 rotating crown
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight--
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap/band materialStainless steel
Leather
Silicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Strap size22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 3ATM
Swim-proofYes
Color(s)Black steel/silicone
Black steel/black steel
Black steel/brown leather

MEMORY

RAM1GB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYes
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSYes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon mode__
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse OximeterNo
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors__

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity __
Battery lifeStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

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

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 5e (44mm)
Straps
Inductive charging magnet
Quick start guide
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Fossil Gen 5E Features

  • Solid Design
  • The Gen 5e has a solid and durable design made of strong materials. It has a stainless steel case and straps that come in silicone, stainless steel, or leather straps. It comes in a 44mm or 42mm case size which is quite compact when compared to Galaxy Watch measuring 46mm. I don’t know the thickness size, but it doesn’t look bulky from the videos I watched. The straps measure 22mm for the 44mm and 18mm for the 42mm which are both interchangeable, so you can swap with any other band of your choice if you don’t like the ones that come with the watch. The Gen 5e is available in three variants; black with black steel straps, black with black silicone straps, and black with brown silicone straps, while the 42mm model comes in four variants; rose-gold/mesh steel, rose-gold/steel straps, rose-gold/silicone and two-tone.

    Navigation on Gen 5e is through the single rotating button and touchscreen support unlike the Gen 5 that has three buttons. And there are lots of watch faces to choose from as well as other options from third-parties who make watch faces for Wear OS smartwatches.

    Gen 5e is rated 3ATM which makes it waterproof up to 30 meters, you can wear it to the shower, pool and if you get caught up in the rain, it shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Music Storage – Loudspeaker and Microphone
  • Like Gen 5, Gen 5e has a microphone and loudspeaker that allows you to make calls directly from this watch when it’s connected to a paired smartphone. You can answer and as well make calls directly from the Gen 5e. You can also play music aloud with the built-in speaker, and the microphone also allows you to access Google Assistant that enables you to carry out simple tasks simply with your voice.

    Although Gen 5e has a lower 4GB storage capacity, it allows you to take your favorite tracks with you. You can also stream and save playlists from popular services such as Spotify.

  • Fitness Tracking Features
  • Gen 5e is equipped with a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, inbuilt GPS, and gyroscope which enables it to track your heart rate, calories, sleep, sedentary reminders, steps, distance, and more. With inbuilt GPS, you can track outdoor activities like routes, locations, and pace. You will get access to third-party sports apps like Cardiogram, Nike Run Club, and more.

    Fossil Gen 5e (42mm)
  • Manage Notifications and Make Payment with Google Pay
  • Just like most smartwatches, the Gen 5e when paired with a compatible smartphone allows you to manage notifications received on the phone. The Wear OS app requires Android 6.0 or iOS 12.0 to setup notification for the Gen 5e. When you receive a notification, you get the alert and you can also reply to messages from the watch.

    There’s Google Pay that allows you to make payment directly from Gen 5e in regions where this service is supported. You need to set this up with a debit card for it to work.

  • 1 Day+ Battery Life and Multi-days With Battery Saver Modes
  • Gen 5e doesn’t have a very impressive battery life, especially when compared to Versa 3 and Active 2 which lasted multiple days from a single charge. It’ll last over a day and with the battery saver modes you can get more than a day battery life with some smart features deactivated.

  • Snapdragon 3100 Powers Gen 5e
  • With the release of Snapdragon 4100 a few months back, Fossil smartwatch fans had expected a smartwatch powered by the new chip but that is not the case. And when you consider that Fossil and its subsidiaries released the most smartwatches under the Snapdragon 3100, it’s quite surprising that the Gen 5e is powered by the 3100 chip. Hopefully, the next smartwatch from the brand will be powered by the 4100 chip just like Ticwatch Pro 3.

Pros

  • Durable and sturdy design.
  • A fitness focused smartwatch.
  • Moderate price.

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t so impressive.
  • Snapdragon 3100 chip is outdated.
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