US-based watch and accessory maker Fossil has launched its Gen 5 smartwatches in India.
The latest wearables retain the trendy and iconic Fossil design while packing in the latest features such as a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, built-in GPS and heart rate sensor, and new smart battery modes.
The Gen 5 smartwatches come at a starting price of Rs. 22,995.
Here's our roundup.
Design and styling
Fossil Gen 5 is available in a single 44mm size
The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch comes in a single 44mm stainless steel case option with six color combinations of black, smoke, and rose gold as well as interchangeable straps/bracelets.
It features a classic rounded design with a crown and two push-buttons that can be customized to launch an app. The device is also swim-proof upto 30 meters, and it offers a 1.3-inch touchscreen display.
The smartwatch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip
The Fossil Gen 5 is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, paired with 8GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. It runs on Google's Wear OS platform.
The smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android and packs a slew of sensors including a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, GPS, NFC, and ambient light sensor.
Fossil Gen 5 promises upto 36 hours of battery life
The Fossil Gen 5 comes with 'Daily', 'Custom', 'Time-only' as well as 'Extended' battery modes and promises upto 36 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The watch also comes with a built-in speaker and microphone that allows you to take calls on the smartwatch, interact with voice-based smart assistants such as Google Assistant, and even play music via third-party apps like Spotify.
Pricing and availability
In India, the Fossil Gen 5 range comes at a starting price of Rs. 22,995. The smartwatches are available for purchase via Fossil India's website, Fossil retail stores, and other sales partners.