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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 Compared

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Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Samsung’s flagship smartwatch, Galaxy Watch 3 is a sophisticated timepiece that succeeds in the Galaxy Watch. It comes with new additions such as higher 8GB storage and more fitness tracking features. Fossil Gen 5 on the other hand, is one of the best Wear OS smartwatches. It has a classic design just like the Galaxy Watch 3. In this post, I compare the specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 to find out the differences.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 Full Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
Samsung galaxy watch 3 (45mm) full specsfossil gen 5 calyle specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 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 nameSamsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) BluetoothFossil Gen 5 Carlyle
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Galaxy WatchFossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Successor----
Released dateAugust, 2020August, 2019
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED (Always-on)
Display size1.4 inches1.28 inch
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density346 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Touchscreen plus 3 physical buttons
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight53.8 grams
(excluding straps)
--
Casing materialStainless steel frame/glass reinforced with polycarbonate backStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeatherStainless steel
Bezel MaterialCeramicsStainless steel
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DXCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 3ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes
Color(s)Mystic black
Mystic silver
Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB
Internal storage8GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGLONASS/A-GPS/Beidou/GalileoYes

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 oxygenYesNo
Blood pressureYesNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesNo
Preloaded mapsYesNo
On-screen workout modes__No
Triathlon modeYes__
ECG TrackingYesNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 41Yes
Safety trackingYesNo

MEDIA

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

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.__No
ECGYesNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors--__

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 5.5Wear OS
ChipsetExynos 9110Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
CPUDual core 1.15GHz--
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh310mAh
Battery lifeMixed Usage:2 daysStandby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeCharging dock
Wireless charging
Inductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging_Yes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemSamsung payGoogle pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear appFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm)Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
StrapsStraps
ChargerInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Which is Better?

No doubt, Galaxy Watch 3 is a better smartwatch than Gen 5. It has a larger display 1.4 inches display compared to 1.28 inches of Gen 5. The physical rotating bezel of Galaxy Watch 3 makes navigation a lot easier and off course leaves it with a more sophisticated design.

Galaxy Watch 3 will also last longer than Gen 5, it has about 2 days long battery life compared to a day or more of Gen 5. Although, each of these two has a battery manager feature that elongates battery significantly.

Furthermore, while each of these two is fitness oriented and can track your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, and outdoor activities with inbuilt GPS, Galaxy Watch 3 is a more comprehensive fitness tracker than Gen 5. It features blood oxygen monitoring, trip detection, blood oxygen tracking, ECG, and VO2 Max. tracking which Gen 5 lacks.

I’ve been using the Galaxy Watch for a while right now, and I think its really a fantastic smartwatch, its okay to believe the new Galaxy Watch 3 which packs more features and runs on Tizen OS 5.5 has a lot more to offer. On that note, it’s a better bargain than Gen 5.

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