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Fossil Gen 3 vs Gen 4 Venture Compared

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Featured in this comparison chart are two generations of Fossil smartwatches; the Fossil Gen 3 vs Gen 4 Venture, compare the specs and features of these two fine smartwatches to find out the differences. The Gen 4 succeeds the Gen 3 and is a more equipped smartwatch with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking, while also featuring NFC that supports Google Pay as well as being swim-proof unlike the Gen 3 rated IP67. There’s now a new Gen 5 Juliana which succeeds the Gen 4 Venture, you can check it out.

Fossil Gen 3 vs Gen 4 Venture: Specifications Compared

 
 
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Fossil Gen 3 Venture Specifications

Fossil Gen 3 Venture Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 4 Venture Specs and prices

Fossil Gen 4 Venture Specifications, Features and Price

Price $275.00 -
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fossil Gen 3 Venture Fossil Gen 4 Venture
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Women Women
Release date September, 2017 August, 2018
Predecessor Fossil Gen 2 Venture Fossil Gen 3 Venture
Successor Fossil Gen 4 Venture Fossil Gen 5 Juliana
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 42 x 42 x 11.5 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm
Weight
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather Stainless steel
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 18 mm 18 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance IP67 3ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof No Yes
Color Gold, Rose-gold, Silver Black, Gold, Rose-gold, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 px 454 x 454 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS No Yes
NFC No Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 512MB 512MB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes
Ambient light Yes
Barometer No No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM No Yes
Pulse oximeter No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fitness Level
Heart rate monitoring No Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max
Swim-tracking No Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: Up to 24hrs Regular: 24hrs+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Snapdragon 2100 Snapdragon 2100
CPU
GPU
Operating system Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fossil Q App Fossil Q App
Compatibility Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system None Google Pay
Interchangeable strap 18mm, Yes 18mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 3 Venture, Manual, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 4 Venture, Manual, Straps
Price $275.00

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