What the difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E?

What the difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E
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What the difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E? The Fossil Gen 5 includes onboard GPS, 8 GB of storage, and a rotating crown. The Fossil Gen 5E is a lite version of the original model. You only get 4 GB of storage, and you’ll have to rely on connected GPS with your phone. While you have a side button, it doesn’t have a rotating crown. However, you will have two different size options: 44mm and 42mm.

Pros & Cons – What the difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E

Fossil Gen 5

Pros

  • Onboard GPS
  • Heart-rate monitoring
  • Activity/sleep tracking
  • Google Assistant
  • Google Pay

Cons

  • Only one size option
  • More expensive

Fossil Gen 5E

Pros

  • Heart-rate monitoring
  • Activity/sleep tracking
  • Google Assistant
  • Google Pay
  • Two sizes

Cons

  • Lacks onboard GPS
  • No rotating crown
  • Less storage

What the price difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E?

All Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch models — the CarlyleJuliannaGarrett — cost $295, no matter which strap type you choose. $300 is a lot of money to spend on a smartwatch, but it gets you one of the best Wear OS experiences currently available.

The Gen 5E is available from most major retailers for between $150-$200, and the Gen 5E justifies itself well at that price. Once you get into the $220-$250 range, it gets harder to justify the Gen 5E over its competition.

What the difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E – compariosn chart?

Fossil Gen 5Fossile Gen 5E
Dimensions44x44x12 mm44x44x12 mm
Display1.28″ AMOLED1.19″ AMOLED
SensorsHeart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, ambient lightHeart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope
Battery life1 day1 day
RAM/Storage1 GB RM, 8 GB Storage1 GB RM, 4 GB Storage
Water-resistance3 ATM3 ATM
Onboard GPSYesNo
Two size optionsNoYes
Music storageYesYes
Mobile paymentsYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Extended battery modesYesYes

What the key difference between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E?

Design

The Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E Smartwatches are classy, versatile, and a step in the right direction. Both of these watches have a dimention of 44 x 44 x 12 mm.


PRODUCT INFO
Fossil Gen 5E (44mm) Fossil Gen 5 Calyle
DEVICE NAME(44mm), Fossil Gen 5EFossil Gen 5 Calyle
DEVICE TYPEFitness/Classic smartwatchFitness/Classic smartwatch
GENDERMenMen
RELEASE DATEOctober, 2020August, 2019
PREDECESSORFossil Gen 4 ExploristFossil Gen 4 Explorist

Side button

The Fossil Gen 5 has two easy-to-use side buttons and a rotating crown for navigating through menus. These models are compatible with 22 mm interchangeable bands. In Gen 5E, you have a side button, it doesn’t have a rotating crown.

Band size

Gen 5  only comes in one size (44mm), but there are multiple variants to pick from depending on what look you’re trying to achieve. Gen 5E, the larger 44mm models come in a few different masculine designs, including Black Stainless Steel and Brown Leather. The smaller 42mm models are available in more feminine designs, like Blush Silicone and Rose Gold Stainless Steel. Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll have access to a wide variety of interchangeable Fossil Gen 5E bands.

Fossil Gen 5EFossil Gen 5
IMENSION44 x 44 x 12 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
WEIGHT
SHAPECircularCircular
CASE MATERIALStainless steelStainless steel
STRAP MATERIALLeather, Silicone, Stainless steelStainless steel
BEZEL MATERIALStainless steelStainless steel
STRAP SIZE22 mm22 mm
SCREEN PROTECTIONCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass
WATER RESISTANCE3ATM3ATM
DURABILITY TEST
SWIM-PROOFYesYes
COLORBlack case/black silicone, Black case/black steel, Black case/brown leatherBlack, Brown, Smoke

Display

The Fossil Gen 5’s display is the most eye-catching thing about it. It’s bigger than most at 1.28 inches with a resolution of 416 x 416 and a pixel density of 328ppi. Fossil Gen 5E has 1.2 inches display with 390 x 390 px resolution and AMOLED display.

PLAYFossil Gen 5EFossil Gen 5
DISPLAY SIZE1.2 inches1.28 inch
DISPLAY TYPEAMOLED, Full colorAMOLED, Full color
DISPLAY RESOLUTION390 x 390 px416 x 416 px
PIXEL DENSITY
ALWAYS ONYesYes
CUSTOM WATCH FACEYesYes
INPUT TYPE1 Physical button, Touchscreen3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

Chip

Fossil Gen 5 offers 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage, there’s still room for improvement. The Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor provides you with decent performance. In case of Fossil Gen 5E, it tops out at 4 GB.On board GPS

The Fossil Gen 5 includes onboard GPS. In Gen 5E, you won’t have onboard GPS with this model. As a result, you’ll need to have your phone with you to track your route during an activity. If activity tracking isn’t your main goal, it might not bother you that the Fossil Gen 5E lacks onboard GPS.

PS(connected GPS), NoYes
NFCYesYes
WI-FIYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORYMEMORYMEMORY
RAM1GB1GB
ROM4GB8GB

Health features

Fossil Gen 5 has the main features you need to track your health and activity. This model comes with built-in GPS, heart-rate monitoring, activity tracking, and water resistance up to 30 meters. The new update adds sleep monitoring and cardio fitness tracking with VO2 max estimation. You also get a wide range of smartwatch features, including Google Assistant, Google Pay, music storage, and a mic/speaker for taking Bluetooth calls on your wrist.

The Fossil Gen 5E is missing an altimeter, a compass, and an ambient light sensor.

Fossil Gen 5EFossil Gen 5
OMETERYesYes
ALTIMETERNoYes
AMBIENT LIGHTNoYes
BAROMETERNoNo
COMPASSNoYes
ECGNoNo
GYROSCOPEYesYes
HRMYesYes
PULSE OXIMETERNoNo
THERMOMETERNoNo
OTHER SENSORS
ACTIVITY TRACKINGACTIVITY TRACKINGACTIVITY TRACKING
BLOOD OXYGENNoNo
BLOOD PRESSURENoNo
CALORIESYesYes
DISTANCEYesYes
ECG TRACKINGNoNo
FITNESS LEVEL
HEART RATE MONITORINGYesYes
SLEEP TRACKINGYesYes
STEPSYesYes
STRESSYesYes
INCIDENTAL FALL DETECTIONNoNo
MENSTRUAL CYCLENoNo
VO2 MAXYes
SWIM-TRACKINGYesYes
SWIM-HEART TRACKINGNoNo
ON-SCREEN WORKOUTNoNo
SPORT MODESYesYes

What the similarity between Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E?

Battery Saving

Both of these watches have battery saving feaure. Extended Mode allows you to use essential features every day while only needing a charge every few days. If you don’t want to be limited in using your smartwatch, Daily Mode will still require you to charge it each night.

Then, there’s time-only mode, which switches the watch to solely a watch. Practical it might not be, but it does potentially provide your smartwatch with weeks worth of charge, providing you don’t mind your smartwatch turning dumb that is.

There are four in all. There’s Daily Mode, which keeps every feature switched on and understandably drains the battery fastest. Then there’s Extended Battery Mode which schedules Bluetooth for certain parts of the day (such as switching it off while you’re sleeping). This also turns off a few other features.

Water resistant

The Fossil Gen 5E and Gen 5 are also water resistant up to 3ATM, right down to its swim-proof speaker. That speaker allows your watch to talk back to you when using Google Assistant, as well as allowing you to take calls from your watch.

Google fit

The Google Fit app for iOS is much improved in recent times though, and while we’d still recommend a third-party app instead, Google Fit is a decent enough starting place for occasional fitness fans.

Fitness tracking is conducted primarily via Google Fit, which works well for both Android and iOS users. It uses Move Minutes and Heart Points to track how you perform, which is ideal if you don’t want to get too bogged down in technical details. As always, installing a third-party app can be a useful bonus if you’re keen to track the finer stats.

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