Ticwatch Pro 3 vs Fossil Gen 5 – Which Should You Buy?

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Even though Snapdragon 2100 and then 3100 have been a great disservice to the Wear OS family, the release of Snapdragon 4100 is a huge leap further. The 4100 chip which is faster than its predecessor has a 12nm fabrication process which is the same as Exynos 9110 that powers Samsung’s flagship smartwatches. And Ticwatch Pro 3 is the first Wear OS smartwatch to be powered by the 4100 chip. Meanwhile, Fossil Gen 5 which is powered by the 3100 chip is still one of the best Wear OS smartwatches around or perhaps the most popular Wear OS smartwatch – A title Ticwatch Pro 3 already contests. Both smartwatches spot a sturdy and sophisticated build and feature a microphone, a loudspeaker, 8GB and 1GB RAM storage, and inbuilt GPS. Both can track your heart rate, sleep, calories, steps, and more. Which is a better smartwatch? Experts outrightly say Ticwatch Pro 3. Read further as the following comparison chart compares the difference between these two.

Ticwatch Pro 3 vs Fossil Gen 5: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
ticwatch pro 3 full specs

Ticwatch Pro 3 Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Price $299.99 $294.66
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Ticwatch Pro 3 Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date September, 2020 August, 2019
Predecessor Ticwatch Pro 2020 Fossil Gen 4 Explorist
Successor
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 47 x 48 x 12.2 mm 44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight 41.9g
Shape Circular, Curved Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel
Strap material Silicone Stainless steel
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance IP68 3ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Not recommended Yes
Color Black Black, Brown, Smoke
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.28 inch
Display type AMOLED, FSTN, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 400 x 400 px 416 x 416 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling (Android only), Yes Yes
GPS A-GPS, GPS 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 8GB 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 Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes No
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No 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
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 Lithium-polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 577mAh (minimum), 595mAh (Nominal) 310mAh
Battery life Regular: 3 – 45 days 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 4100 Snapdragon 3100
CPU 1.7GHz dual core
GPU Adreno 504
Operating system Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Ticwatch 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, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch Pro 3 Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps
Price $299.99 $294.66
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Which is Better?

Ticwatch Pro 3 is a better smartwatch than Fossil Gen 5 and there’s no doubt about that. It offers more inhouse fitness tracking features like blood oxygen tracking, hearing protection, and stress management which certainly makes it a better fitness smartwatch. Moreover, with 4100 under the hood, Ticwatch Pro 3 boasts a better performance in GPU and CPU which by extension leaves it with longer battery life.

On the other hand, Fossil Gen 5 is no doubt a decent smartwatch. For one, I prefer it’s stainless steel build and circular design to that of Tiwatch Pro.

So, if you’re looking to buy a Wear OS smartwatch, I think Ticwatch Pro 3 remains the best for now until we see a Fossil smartwatch powered by the 4100 chip.

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