Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Compared

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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle specs and features, so you the differences and which is right for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung smartwatches

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE) Full Specifications and Features

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Price $237.96 $295.00 $251.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device type Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Men
Release date September, 2019 August, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Fossil Gen 4 Explorist
Successor
Versions Bluetooth only, LTE
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm 44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight 30 grams (aluminum), 42 grams (stainless steel)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Aluminum, Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum), Leather (stainless steel) Stainless steel
Bezel material Bezeless Stainless steel
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM 3ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Color Aqua-black, Black, Cloud-silver, Gold, Pink-gold, Silver Black, Brown, Smoke
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.28 inch
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 416 x 416 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1.5GB 1GB
ROM 4GB 8GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE None
SIM type Nano-SIM 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 Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes No
Compass No
ECG Yes No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes No
Blood Pressure Yes No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No
Fitness Level Yes
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 Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes 39 Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh 310mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular: 24hrs+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Snapdragon 3100
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app Fossil Q App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps
Price $237.96 $295.00 $251.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: What’s The Difference?

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Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Design

  • 10.9mm Active 2 is slimmer and weighs slight less than the Gen 5.

  • The Active 2 rated MIL-STD-810G - US military grade rating is a rugged and durable device.

12mm thick Gen 5 is quite compact and has a classic appearance.

Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Waterproof Rating
Active 2 is rated 5ATM (waterproof up to 50 meters) making is better choice for deep water activities.The Gen 5 is rated 3ATM (waterproof up to 30 meters) which is less than than the Active 2, but still swim-proof.
Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Memory
Active 2 with 4GB ROM onboard music storage is less than the Gen 5 with 8GB ROM8GB ROM allow you take more of your favorite tracks with you.
Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Cellular Connectivity
Stainless steel edition of the Active 2 supports cellular connectivity that allow you make and receive calls directly from this device which makes it a standalone smartwatch.Not a standalone smartwatch, but with microphone and loudspeaker present, it's able to take calls. It's also the first smartwatch to take calls from iOS devices.
Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Activity Tracking

  • The Active 2 being a more comprehensive activity tracker features 39 preloaded sport modes and auto tracks 7 of those.

  • Tracks your heart rate, complete sleep cycle, calories with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking.

  • ECG tracking is also available which can help you detect irregular heart rhythms.


  • The great choice for keeping tab on your active life, features preloaded.

  • Tracks your heart rate, sleep, calories with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking.

  • Lacks ECG tracking.

Samsung Galaxy Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Battery Life
The Active 2 is tested to last up to 2 days or more on regular usage which is more than the Gen 5Tested to last 18 hours, but the 3100 chip enables custom battery saver modes extends it's battery life a little longer (up to a day).

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Which is Better?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a more comprehensive activity tracker than the Gen 5 Calyle, its slimmer, weighs less, and a more comprehensive activity tracker with more fitness tracking features, while also featuring cellular connectivity support which makes it a standalone smartwatch.

On the other hand, the Gen 5 Calyle is also an outstanding smartwatch. It has an outstanding design, a premium smartwatch with a classy and stylish classic appearance.