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Featured in this comparison chart is the new Fossil Gen 5E vs Gen 5 – what’s the difference and which should you buy? Find out as I compare the differences in features, prices, and otherwise to help you make the right choice. The Gen 5E is a lower-end edition of Gen 5, it has a lower storage capacity, but a cheaper option that comes in two sizes; 42mm and 44mm. Just like Gen 5, Gen 5E is fitness-focused housing a couple of sensors that enable tracking for steps, sleep, heart rate, outdoor activities with inbuilt GPS. Microphone and loudspeaker are also present on both editions, this enables Bluetooth calling from the watch, and there is also Google Pay for payment directly from the watch plus other fine features.

However, Snapdragon 3100 still powers the Gen 5E despite the release of the Snapdragon 4100 chip that powers Ticwatch Pro 3, this is quite unfortunate. Perhaps, the next generation of Fossil smartwatches will come with the 4100 chip.

Fossil Gen 5E vs Gen 5: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fossil Gen 5e full specs

Fossil Gen 5E (44mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Price $249.00 $295.00 $207.46
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (44mm), Fossil Gen 5E Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date October, 2020 August, 2019
Predecessor Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Fossil Gen 4 Explorist
Successor
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 44 x 12 mm 44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather, Silicone, Stainless steel Stainless steel
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance 3ATM 3ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes Yes
Color Black case/black silicone, Black case/black steel, Black case/brown leather Black, Brown, Smoke
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.28 inch 1.28 inch
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 416 x 416 px 416 x 416 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 Yes
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 1GB
ROM 4GB 8GB
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 Yes
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 Yes
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 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 1.2GHz Quad-core (4x ARM Cortex A7)
GPU Adreno 304
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 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 5E, Manual, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps
Price $249.00 $295.00 $207.46

Which is Better?

The Gen 5 is clearly a better smartwatch, it has a higher storage capacity than Gen 5E, but will cost you more. On the other hand, Gen 5E is cheaper and is available in two sizes, 44mm and 42mm that gives you the option of choosing the right size for you.

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