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Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Gen 4 Explorist Compared

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The Fossil Gen 4 Sport is one of the three smartwatches to lunch the release of the Snapdragon 3100 chip released last year. The 3100 chip promises better performance and a significant longer battery life with its battery saver modes. Although, Wear OS smartwatches still falls below expectation especially when compared to other proprietary platforms such as Samsung and Apple watches. However, in this comparison chart, we compare the Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Gen 4 Explorist powered by the older Snapdragon 2100 chip to find out the differences.

Fossil Gen 4 Sport (43mm) vs Gen 4 Explorist: Specifications Compared

 
 
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Fossil Gen 4 Sport (43mm) Specifications, Features and Price

fossil gen 4 explorist specifications, features and price

Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Specifications, Features and Price

Price $275.00 $99.00 $275.00 $149.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fossil Gen 4 Sport (43mm) Fossil Gen 4 Explorist
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Men
Release date November, 2018 August, 2018
Predecessor Fossil Gen 3 Sport Fossil Gen 3 Explorist
Successor Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 43 x 43 x 12 mm 45 x 45 x 13 mm
Weight
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Aluminum Stainless steel
Strap material Silicone Stainless steel
Bezel material Aluminum Stainless steel
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM 3ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes Yes
Color Black, Blue, Gray Black, Gray, Rose-gold, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.4 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 390 x 390 px 454 x 454 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS Yes Yes
NFC Yes 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 No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer No No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes 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 Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max
Swim-tracking Yes 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: 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 3100 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 Google Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 4 Sport, Manual, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 4 Explorist, Manual, Straps
Price $275.00 $99.00 $275.00 $149.00

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