Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G Compared

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In this comparison chart, we compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G specs and features, so you know the differences and which is the right choice for you. While the Gen 5 succeeds the Gen 4, the Pro 4G succeeds the Pro, and the Galaxy Watch succeeds the Gear S3 series. All three watches are outstanding in design, features and fitness tracking.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Ticwatch Pro 4G Specs and features

Ticwatch Pro 4G Specifications, Features and Price

Price $279.99 $239.00 $295.00 $251.99 $297.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Ticwatch Pro 4G
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Men Men Men
Release date August, 2018 August, 2019 July, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Ticwatch Pro
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 44 x 44 x 12 mm 45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 47.4g
Shape Circular Circular Circular, Curved
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel Glass Fiber, Polyamide
Strap material Leather, Silicone Stainless steel Leather
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM 3ATM IP68
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes Yes
Color Black, Silver Black, Brown, Smoke Black
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.28 inch 1.39 inch
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, FSTN, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 416 x 416 px 400 x 400 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes Yes
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes BEIDOU, GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.75GB 1GB 1GB
ROM 4GB 8GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type None None e-SIM, Verizon
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes No
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes No No
Compass No Yes
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No No
Thermometer No No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No No
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Fitness Level Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle No No No
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No No
On-screen workout No No No
Sport modes 39 Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 472mAh 310mAh 415mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular: 24hrs+ Regular: 2-30 days
Charging type WPC based wireless charging Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Snapdragon 3100 Snapdragon 2100
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz 1.2GHz dual-core
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Fossil Q App Ticwatch App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Google Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps Charger, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch Pro 4G
Price $279.99 $239.00 $295.00 $251.99 $297.00

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G: Which is Better?

DESIGN:The Gen 5 is a slimmer and more compact smartwatch compared to the Galaxy watch and Pro 4G which are quite thick. And this makes the Gen 5 the sleekest out of these three. Although, the Gen 5 is quite heavy just like the Galaxy watch, no thanks to the stainless steel case material, unlike the Pro 4G which is lightweight, thanks to its reinforced glass fiber polyamide case that leaves it with 47g weight.

Moreover, the Galaxy watch features a physical rotating bezel that aids its touchscreen support in addition to the physical buttons which no doubt makes it an easier to navigate smartwatch compared to the Gen 5 and Pro 4G both of which lack this feature.

WATERPROOF RATING: The Galaxy Watch has the highest water resistance rating of 5ATM (water resistance up to 50 meters) compared to the Gen 5 with 3ATM (water resistance up to 30 meters) and even better than the Pro 4G with IP68 rating (waterproof up to 1.5 meters). This makes the Galaxy watch the best choice to wear to the pool or ocean, although the other two devices are also swim-proof.

MEMORY: Although all three watches come with onboard storage capacity that allow you take your favorite tracks with you, the Gen 5 with 8G ROM has the highest storage capacity which allows you take twice more than you would with the other two watches.

Moreover, the Gen 5 powered by the 3100 chip with 1GB RAM has a better performance than the Pro 4G with same 1GB RAM, but powered by the 2100 chip.

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY: Both the Galaxy Watch and Pro 4G come with e-SIM which supports cellular connectivity, unlike the Gen 5 which lacks cellular connectivity functions. This makes the Galaxy watch and Pro 4G standalone smartwatches which allow you make and receive calls directly from these two.

Although, the cellular features of the Pro 4G is quite limited to Verizon unlike the Galaxy Watch which gives you access to more service providers.

The Gen 5 is able to receive calls with loudspeaker and microphone present, but can’t initiate one.

ACTIVITY TRACKING:Each of these three is fitness-focused and well equipped to track your active life comprehensively. Each of these three will track your heart rate to help you manage your training intensity, track your sleep, distance, steps, calories with inbuilt GPS that enable outdoor activity tracking.

However, the Galaxy Watch with about 39 preloaded sport mode is a more comprehensive fitness tracker compared to the Gen 5 and Pro 4G with less activity tracking features.

BATTERY LIFE:Each of these three has got a quite impressive battery life that should see you through the day. While the Galaxy watch will last just about 2 days or more, the Gen 5 will keep you connected for about a day or more and the Pro 4G is around same timeframe.

However, the Pro 4G with dual AMOLED/FSTN display mode will last up to 30 days. Although with FSTN display activated, all Wear OS features are deactivated. The Gen 5 with the 3100 chip under the hood features battery saver modes which will see it last a little longer.

VERDICT:The Samsung Galaxy Watch with more features and has the most sophisticated design is the best choice, while also being a more comprehensive fitness tracker than the other two watches.

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