Fossil's new Gen 5E is a 'lite' version of its Gen 5 smartwatch
What you need to know
- Fossil has launched a new Gen 5E smartwatch.
- The Fossil Gen 5E offers all the essential Gen 5 features, along with all the recent Gen 5 updates.
- Available in 42mm and 44mm case sizes, the new Gen 5E smartwatch is priced at $249.
Fossil rolled out a new software update for its Gen 5 smartwatches in August, adding new features such as VO2 max measurement, sleep tracking, and revamped battery saving modes. The company today unveiled (opens in new tab) the new Gen 5E smartwatch, which comes with all the "essential" Gen 5 features and the recent Gen 5 updates. The new Wear OS smartwatch will be available in three men's styles with the 44mm case and four women's styles with a 42mm case.
Fossil's latest smartwatch comes with a 1.19-inch circular AMOLED display with 390 x 390 resolution and a pixel density of 328 PPI. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. You also get all the essential health and fitness features, including the ability to track your heart rate, cardio fitness levels, heart rate, and more.
Keeping the lights on is a 300mAh battery with rapid charging and smart battery modes. Fossil claims it only takes 50 minutes for the Gen 5E smartwatch to reach an 80 percent charge. The Fossil Gen 5E also offers NFC support for contactless payments, 5 ATM water resistance, a built-in speaker, and the ability to connect to your smart home devices using Google Assistant.
All the new Fossil Gen 5E models have been priced at $249 in the U.S. You can now pre-order the smartwatch from the Fossil website (opens in new tab), although the company says the smartwatch will begin shipping only in the first week of November.
Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatch
Fossil's Gen 5E smartwatch offers all the essential features that you expect from a smartwatch in 2020. It comes with a vibrant AMOLED display, 5 ATM water resistance, music storage, a PPG heart-rate sensor, and rapid charging support.
- $249 at Fossil (opens in new tab)
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