Fossil Gen 5E (42mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price
- Release date:: October, 2020
- Display:: 1.2 inch, AMOLED, Touchscreen
- Body:: Stainless steel, Stainless steel
- Battery Life:: 24hrs+
- Storage:: 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
- Compatibility:: Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+
|Design:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Battery:||(3.2 / 5)|
|Fitness tracking:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Features:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Price:||(3.6 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.9 / 5)|
Fossil Gen 5E (42mm) Full Specifications and Features – Fossil has released the Gen 5E which has fewer features when compared to Gen 5 that was released last year. However, it’s a fine-looking fitness-oriented classic smartwatch with 1GB RAM, 4GB music storage, a loudspeaker, a microphone, and powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip despite the availability of a more advanced Snapdragon 4100 that already powers Ticwatch Pro 3. It comes in two sizes; 44mm and 42mm with the latter aimed at women and individuals with a thin wrist.
Fossil Gen 5E comes in two sizes; 42mm and 44mm which gives Fossil and Wear OS fans the option of choosing their preferred size. Its durably built with a stainless steel case that extends to the bezel, while the straps come in different materials which include silicone, stainless steel, and leather. The 42mm model is available in rose-gold and two-tone colors paired with 18mm leather, stainless steel mesh, or stainless steel straps that are interchangeable, while the 44mm model comes in black color paired with 22mm interchangeable black silicone, stainless steel, or leather straps. The touchscreen display and one rotating crown button are used as means of accessing the device, and you can choose from the many available watch faces to customize the appearance of the watch.
Gen 5E is able to track your heart, sleep, calories, steps, distance, and more. It has Google Fit as its fitness companion app with access to other third-party fitness apps. It also has an inbuilt GPS that allows you to track outdoor activities such as routes and locations.
It has a loudspeaker and microphone that allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch when it’s connected to a compatible phone, while the music storage capability allows you to stream and store your favorite playlist and tracks on the watch. There’s Google Pay that allows you to make a payment from this watch, while with Google Assistant, you can use your voice to carry out simple tasks.
Gen 5E like Gen 5 can be set up to receive notifications from the Wear OS app, which allows you to manage notifications received on your connected phone. You can also reply to messages received on phone, and you can get up to a day battery life and over a day with battery saver mode activated.
Fossil Gen 5E (42mm) Features
- It comes with a 1.2 inches Always-on AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla glass covering the screen. Navigation is via touchscreen and 1 physical button.
- The case is made of stainless steel, same as the bezel. The 18mm interchangeable straps come in stainless steel and leather.
- Preloaded sport modes.
- Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
- Customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store.
- Find my phone, control music on Smartphone and remote camera control.
- Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important notifications. You can also reply to messages (Android only).
- Rated 3ATM (swim-proof).
- Compatible with both Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+ devices.
- Inbuilt microphone supports Google Assistant and loudspeaker.
- You can make and recieve calls directly from the watch, but your phone must be nearby.
- 4GB onboard storage capacity lets you take your music and playlists with you.
- Inbuilt NFC supports Google Pay that lets you make payment directly from the watch on the go.
- Can illuminate the interior of a small dark area with the LED flashlight.
- Custom battery saver modes allow you to get over a day of battery life.
- There are lots of preloaded apps like Google Assistant, Spotify and more to choose from.
Fossil Gen 5E Fitness Tracking Features
- It lacks inbuilt GPS, but you can still track your outdoor activities like routes and location when you carry your phone along.
- Tracks your sleep stages with the Fossil sleep tracking app.
- Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can manage the intensity of your training.
- Tracks your steps, distance, calories and sedentary reminder.
Fossil Gen 5E Review
(42mm), Fossil Gen 5E
Fossil Gen 4 Venture
42 x 42 x 12mm
Silicone, Stainless steel
Rose-gold, Rose-gold Glitz, Silver/Gold
AMOLED, Full color
390 x 390 px
|Custom watch face||
1 Physical button, Touchscreen
Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
(connected GPS), No
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Memory card slot|
|Third-party apps alert|
|Pulse oximeter (SpO2)||
|Heart rate monitoring|
|Incidental fall detection|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||
Non-removable Li-ion battery
1.2GHz Quad-core (4x ARM Cortex A7)
Fossil Q App
Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
|Find my phone|
Charger, Fossil Gen 5E, Manual, Straps