Fossil Gen 5 vs Gen 4 Sport Compared

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This comparison chart features the Fossil Gen 5 Calyle – the latest wearable on Fossil’s rich lineup and the Gen 4 Sport – another remarkable smartwatch. Both are powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip, and spot decent design and the battery saver feature that will see any of these two last just a little longer above the about 1 day battery life. Compare the Fossil Gen 5 vs Gen Sport specs and features – which is better? Lest find out.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Gen Sport Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 4 Sport (43mm) Specs and features

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

Price $295.00 $207.46 $275.00 $224.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Fossil Gen 4 Sport (43mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Release date August, 2019 November, 2018
Predecessor Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Fossil Gen 3 Sport
Successor
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 44 x 12 mm 43 x 43 x 12 mm
Weight
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Stainless steel Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap size 22 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance 3ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes Yes
Color Black, Brown, Smoke Black, Blue, Gray
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.28 inch 1.2 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 416 x 416 px 390 x 390 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 Yes 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 1GB 512MB
ROM 8GB 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 Yes No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer No No
Compass Yes 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 310mAh
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 3100
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 22 mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 4 Sport, Manual, Straps
Price $295.00 $207.46 $275.00 $224.99

Fossil Gen 5 vs Gen Sport: Which is Better?

Although the 3100 chip powers these two watches, the Gen 5 Calyle is a much better smartwatch than the Gen 4 Sport. The Gen 5 features 1GB RAM which improves performance significantly as noticed with the Ticwatch Pro 4G, and has twice the storage capacity of the Gen 4 Sport.

The Gen 5 also features microphone and loudspeaker compared to only microphone on the Gen 4 Sport. As a result, the Gen 5 isn’t only able to issue voice commands, it also allow you answer calls directly from the device which is not supported on the Gen 4. Moreover, you can hear Google Assistant reply back in voice.

The Gen 5 with stainless steel case material looks more decent and stylish than the Gen 4 sport with aluminum case. Although the Gen 4 is very lightweight, thanks to its aluminum case and silicone straps.
In other words, the Fossil Gen 5 is a more comprehensive and premium smartwatch than the Gen 4 Sport. It cost a little more, but a gives better value for money.

However, the Gen 4 Sport being lightweight with a sporty appearance is a more comfortable and befitting wear for sport activities, it’s also cheaper which makes it a great choice if you’re low on budget.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Gen Sport: Editor’s Pick

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