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Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch – Specs Review

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch – Specs Review
Brand: Fossil
Category: Smartwatch
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor
  • Operating System: Wear OS
  • Display: AMOLED
  • Memory: 8 GB + 1 GB
  • Battery: 36 hr/1 week clock mode **Based on usage**
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch – Specs Review


The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is here, just like other WearOS smartwatch, the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch has that luxurious look and feel. It  has a steel body having 12 mm in thickness only. The body has three physical buttons on the side and as expected, it has a 22 mm strap that is interchangeable, pick from luxurious steel strap or elegant leather strap. It’s a  beautiful looking smartwatch that is waterproof  up to 30 meters.


We don’t have details yet on the size of the scree, what we  know is that is has a full circular display, a color screen with sharp colors and bright display. The smartwatch has a full touch screen method of operation. And it is protected by a tempered glass, possibly a Corning Gorilla glass display.

Under the Hood

The smartwatch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor and runs the latest WearOS by Google. It has an 8 GB of storage space and 1 GB of RAM. When it comes to sensors, Fossil loaded it with accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light and gyroscope. It also has a heart rate monitor, an NFC function. The device has a Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 9.3 and above.


Aside from call and message notifications, the smartwatch is packed with activity tracking, Bluetooth music control. Although there is  no built-in GPS, the Fossil Gen 5 has untethered GPS to track your run distance. There is also a weather feature, alarm, calendar alerts, date reminder, automatic time zones, social watch faces and customizable dials.

Additional Functions

Extra features included are anti-lost, stop watch, LED flashlight, Google Pay for its NFC. There is also a Google Assistant with its built in speaker and mic.


When it comes to battery, the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is equipped with rapid charging, it has 36 hours of battery life in clock mode in just a single charge.



Form Factor

Design Circular


Screen Size -
Display Type AMOLED
Screen Resolution -
Touch Type Yes Muti -Touch


Size 44mm
Weight -
Casing Steel Alloy


OS Platform Wear OS


CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor


Internal Storage 8 GB
Card Slot none


SIM Slot none
WIFI none
Bluetooth Bluetooth Smart Enabled/4.2 Low Energy
USB none


Battery Capacity 36 hr/1 week clock mode **Based on usage**
Charging Technology Magnetic USB Charger

Body Resistance

Body Protection Waterproof up to 30 meters
Glass Technology CORNING Gorilla Glass 4


Sensors/Functions Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate


Audio MP3/MP4


Camera Type none


Features Google Pay™, Notifications, Personalise Your Dial, Control Your Music, ext, Email, Social Media, App Alerts, Multiple Time Zones, Alarm Clock, Calendar Alerts, stop watch, custom goal tracking,

Color Availability

Colors The Carlyle HR

Other Details

Other Details -

Package Contents

Package Contents Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch, Quick Start Guide, Magnetic USB Charger


Compatibility Android and iOS
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