Despite launching more than one device under different brands last year or so, the US-based Fossil Group failed to surpass the top five global smartwatch seller charts, ranking eighth in revenue in the first half of this season, from Apple to Garmin, Huawei, Samsung, Amazon and Fit.
Since you are in the market for affordable and feature-worthy wearables that are compatible with iPhones and Android handsets, you should not completely refuse to buy fossils this holiday season. In fact, if you want a smartwatch that looks more like a traditional timepiece than a small rectangular computer tucked into your wrist, you should buy the Fossil Gen 5 for Christmas.
We can not guarantee that this bad kid will not get such a low price for Black Friday, but it’s definitely hard to argue with the latest Amazon deals. These are not one, not two, not three, all four fossil Gen 5 models bring the latest price from $ 116 to the lowest price.
Since the smartwatch released in 2019 was actually priced at 5,295, this equates to a 39% markdown, and surprisingly, Apple is slashing the SE all-time low price, while at the same time discounting the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.
Compared to these two, the Fossil Gen 5 is pretty, allowing you to choose from black and smoke-coated Carlyle models, as well as the Rose Gold Glitz and Rose Gold / Black Juliana Styles with a $ 116 discount. All of these intelligent timepieces are packed with powerful stainless steel cases that pack everything from independent GPS connectivity to built-in heart rate monitors, accelerometers, altimeters, compasses, and gyroscopes.
It has a lot of sensors, but alas, the life-saving ECG monitoring technology of the Apple Watch Series 6 or Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 does not appear from the extensive list of fossil gen 5 features. On the bright side, it features a microphone and speaker, which means you can make voice calls from your wrist … as long as the smartwatch is connected to your iPhone or Android handset.
The circular AMOLED display is also very sharp, but despite the fossil’s excellent software optimization efforts, the battery life is not great. Again, Google’s Wear OS platform is (slowly) improving.