Ticwatch Pro 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 – Which is Better?

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Last Updated on October 17, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Ticwatch Pro 3 and Fossil Gen 5 are probably two of the best Wear OS smartwatches, while Gen 5 is powered by Snapdragon 3100 chip, Ticwatch Pro 3 is powered by a more advanced 4100 chip that offers a faster 1.7GHz speed and faster GPU as well as a significant battery life increase. This post compares Ticwatch Pro 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 specs and features to find out the differences and to help you decide which is a better smartwatch for you.

Ticwatch Pro 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 Full Specifications Compared

Ticwatch Pro 3Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
Ticwatch Pro 3 full specsfossil gen 5 calyle specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 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)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameTicwatch Pro 3Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorTicwatch Pro 2020Fossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Successor__Fossil Gen 6
Released dateSeptember, 2020August, 2019
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED + FSTN
Always-on
AMOLED (Always-on)
Display size1.4 inch1.28 inch
Display resolution450 x 450 pixels416 x 416 pixels
Pixel density400 ppi326 PPI
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 buttonsTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons
Always-onYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension47 x 48 x 12.2 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight41.9 gramsN/A
Casing materialStainless steel/plasticStainless steel
Strap/band materialSolid siliconeStainless steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap size22mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68Yes, 3ATM
Swim-proofNot recommendedYes
Color(s)Shadow blackBlack silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB
Internal storage8GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/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 climbed__Yes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Swim trackingNoYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeNo__
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 10Yes
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

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

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/Altimeter__Yes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Oximeter__No
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensorsLow Latency Off-Body Sensor__

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 4100Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
CPU--1.2 GHz Quad-core
4x ARM Cortex A7
GPU--Qualcomm Adreno 304 GPU

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity Minimum: 577mAh
Nominal: 595mAh
310mAh
Battery lifeStandby:45 days+ (FSTN)
Mixed/average usage: 3 days
Standby: 3 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeMagnetic charging dockInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payGoogle pay
Compatibility Android and
iOS
Android 6.0 (excluding Go edition)+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appMobvoi appFossil Q app
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Ticwatch Pro 3Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
StrapsStraps
Charging dockInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Which is Better?

Although each of these two has a sophisticated design, while offering music storage, Bluetooth calling, and activity tracking, Ticwatch Pro 3 is a better smartwatch than Gen 5. Housing the 4100 chip, it has a better performance and longer battery life than Fossil Gen. The Ticwatch Pro 3 also features blood oxygen tracking and a hearing app which Fossil Gen 5 lacks, thus making it a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

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