Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, Contactless Payments, and Smartphone Notifications

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7 reviews for Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, Contactless Payments, and Smartphone Notifications

4.2
Based on 7 reviews

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Porter Vichaun

I've had this for just under a week now and so far I really like it. My only legit complaint is the knobs and buttons on the side of the watch frame. I wish they were flat, I find that I accidentally long press the google assistant button a lot when I have to bend my wrist for more than a second. This hasn't been enough for me to return the watch though. I've just ended up pushing it up on my wrist a little higher and it seems to have helped. Additionally, the wrist straps are incredibly easy to swap. There's just a little silver nub where the band connects to the watch on the underside, you have to slide and hold it and the band comes out. Makes for incredibly easy changing between sport bands and nicer leather or metal bands for more formal situations. I took them both off and put them back on in less than a minute.Now for the big stuff -- I'll get right to it first and foremost since it is mentioned in a lot of reviews. The battery...**For anyone claiming to have terrible battery right out of the box, I suggest installing all the updates and doing a full overnight charge first. Battery performance was a little wonky during setup and while downloading and installing the updates, but after the first night it's been great. If you still have trouble then I suggest returning it or contacting Fossil for support for defective battery. ***BATTERY LIFE - I've customized some of the features, but for the most part they're all on. I've only turned off the sound and the ability to answer and take calls on the watch. I've never had to do take a call on my watch and I just see it as an irrelevant feature personally. Additionally, I don't have the screen set to "always on" or "touch to wake" and instead use "tilt to wake". I start my day at 6:30a with 100% watch battery and arrive home about 5p every day and haven't fallen below 60% battery. This is with the features below on and with normal use by replying to texts, tracking walks with GPS, setting timers and alerts and occasionally using the google assistant.I have the following all turned on 100% of the time:-GPS (only activates while tracking exercise)-Wifi - always on and connected to my phone when not in bluetooth range-Cloud backup-Heart rate monitoring (set to measure HR every 10 minutes all day)-Google Fit SyncingWater resistance - According to the Fossil website, this watch is 3 ATM rated water resistance which means you can shower, wash your hands, get sweaty, etc without worrying. The 3 ATM rating means you should (in theory) be able to submerge your watch in water while swimming up to a depth of 100 feet. I personally don't know if I want to test this, but I have gotten it wet while washing my hands and its been fine.It's got a little bit of weight to it, so coming from a samsung gearfit that was rectangle and very light, it's taken some getting used to with the weight and round shape. It is a solid watch though.The screen is excellent, I've used it in a variety of lighting, including high-noon direct sunlight and the screen brightens up and it's perfectly readable. If you have bigger fingers, some of the buttons can be a little annoying to tap, but overall I've not had any major issue with the touch screen.The silicon strap is comfortable and has many notches for the perfect fit. As I said above, also incredibly easy to swap between the sport bands and a nicer leather or metal band.In conclusion, I was worried a little bit about getting a round watch and I had been keeping my eye out for a square option, but I haven't found any with Wear OS support (this was important to me for fitness tracking with google Fit). I'm glad I went with this option though because the watch looks great and I can get a nicer band to wear to more formal functions.

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  1. I will not buy another Fossil. After only 1.5 years of owning this Fossil Gen 5 I'm about to buy a Samsung watch because I'm fed up with recent performance of the Fossil Gen 5. Once bitten...Soon after the warranty expired I started having problems with battery life. The problems seemed to coincide with an update of the Fossil app, but I can't be certain of that. What I know is that certain battery mode options were removed. What's more, the update removed the OEM watch face I was using, and did not offer a new suitable similar watch face. In all fairness, a recent Fossil update restored the watch face that was removed.Despite running the same apps and same settings daily, battery life has always been unpredictable, but it used to last a day. Not so much any more even under very restricted usage.During the first year I was running with Gestures, WiFi, Bluetooth, heart-rate tracking, and NFC on, and without the always-on screen (instead a gesture would turn on the screen). Prior to the update the watch still had 30-50% of life remaining after a workday. Some days it would use battery at a faster rate than other days, and on the worst days it would automatically switch to extended mode in need of a charge. I would put it back on the charger before bed, then at bedtime use it overnight for sleep tracking. Overnight the battery drain was minimal.Now days, after the Fossil update (and after warranty expiration), the battery will run dry in four hours or less using the same settings I was using in the first year. It won't even last for a full night's sleep. Occasionally it will last a workday, but that is rare and I have not been able to figure out why some days are good. I have since turned off gestures, WiFi, and NFC. With those "desired" features disabled I can usually get a full day out of the watch, but at the expense of not using features that I want.And yes...I did do a factory reset hoping that would resolve the problems. No luck. The same issues were evident even before I started putting my few apps back on the watch.Still, and here's that unpredictable part again, occasionally when I take the watch off the charger, with the features still turned off, the watch starts churning through the battery at an alarming rate. In minutes it will turn itself off and the only way to turn it back on is to put it on the charger again. After the watch restarts it will indicate the battery is quite high...like 85%. So why did it shut down?In my opinion paying a premium price for just over one year of good use is not acceptable. I'm hoping my next watch (from Samsung) will be a much better experience.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Original review: Nice looking watch, better battery life than expected.I'm pleased so far with this purchase. I was concerned about the battery life I would get, but so far battery life has not been an issue. Keep in mind that the first day or so the watch will be installing updates and new apps, and you will spend more time with it. But with all of that done, I'm getting well over a full day. It will still have ~25% of battery remaining when I put it back on the charger. This is even after using it all night for sleep monitoring!The only things I've turned off are the Always On display and the "OK Google" detection. For the display, I have activated gestures so that the display comes on when I rotate my wrist. As for OK Google, I just swipe left for the Google Assistant. I have not disabled heart rate tracking, and I let Google Fit monitor (heart/steps) all the time. Otherwise I'd forget to start it for a workout.As for charging, the watch charges to 100% in about an hour. I think the only con I can come up with is that this watch does not work with wireless charging (as do some Galaxy watches). It would be nice to be able to use the wireless back-to-back charging capability from my phone if I'm ever caught out without the phone's own charger. Hopefully Fossil will offer that next time around.As for being a watch, it works nice. It has apps for stopwatch and timers. I've not played much with the watch faces...I just picked one and probably will rarely change it. The watch works well with texting, email (including Outlook), calendar, and weather.I cannot yet speak using the watch for phone calls. I have not yet had an opportunity for a Dick Tracey wrist phone experience.I've recently installed the Sleep as Android app. So far it is impressive for what it is. I wear the watch overnight so I don't have to leave my phone on the bed. I have not yet tried the Cardiogram app.Other apps I've loaded: A great compass app (Steel 3d I think?). Google Pay...works great on the watch! Google Maps is loaded, but I have not used it yet.If you are into disc golf, you can keep score for multiple players on your watch using the UDisc app. I've done so several times and it has mostly worked great. Twice though it had a syncing issue where I had to finish keeping score on my phone. Both times I had opened the phone to access other features of UDisc, after which the watch scoring glitched. I think that's just a syncing bug that UDisc needs to figure out.As for size, I was concerned about that too. I do not like the oversized mongo watches. I prefer something less bulky. This is as large as I would want on my average sized wrists. Anything larger would be too big, I think. Anything smaller would not be usable for a smart watch.I bought the version with the brown leather band. The leather band is very nice...good quality. I also bought an after-market silicone band for playtime. I'd rather preserve the nice leather band for dressier occasions.I avoided buying a smart watch for years because I was not impressed by the battery life and the apps available. I am happy to say that I think they are worth it now. My only fear now is that Google will abandon Wear OS following the Fitbit acquisition. I hope not, because I think Wear OS is just now coming into it's own and can only get better as more developers and manufacturers adopt it.

  2. I've had this for just under a week now and so far I really like it. My only legit complaint is the knobs and buttons on the side of the watch frame. I wish they were flat, I find that I accidentally long press the google assistant button a lot when I have to bend my wrist for more than a second. This hasn't been enough for me to return the watch though. I've just ended up pushing it up on my wrist a little higher and it seems to have helped. Additionally, the wrist straps are incredibly easy to swap. There's just a little silver nub where the band connects to the watch on the underside, you have to slide and hold it and the band comes out. Makes for incredibly easy changing between sport bands and nicer leather or metal bands for more formal situations. I took them both off and put them back on in less than a minute.Now for the big stuff -- I'll get right to it first and foremost since it is mentioned in a lot of reviews. The battery...**For anyone claiming to have terrible battery right out of the box, I suggest installing all the updates and doing a full overnight charge first. Battery performance was a little wonky during setup and while downloading and installing the updates, but after the first night it's been great. If you still have trouble then I suggest returning it or contacting Fossil for support for defective battery. ***BATTERY LIFE - I've customized some of the features, but for the most part they're all on. I've only turned off the sound and the ability to answer and take calls on the watch. I've never had to do take a call on my watch and I just see it as an irrelevant feature personally. Additionally, I don't have the screen set to "always on" or "touch to wake" and instead use "tilt to wake". I start my day at 6:30a with 100% watch battery and arrive home about 5p every day and haven't fallen below 60% battery. This is with the features below on and with normal use by replying to texts, tracking walks with GPS, setting timers and alerts and occasionally using the google assistant.I have the following all turned on 100% of the time:-GPS (only activates while tracking exercise)-Wifi - always on and connected to my phone when not in bluetooth range-Cloud backup-Heart rate monitoring (set to measure HR every 10 minutes all day)-Google Fit SyncingWater resistance - According to the Fossil website, this watch is 3 ATM rated water resistance which means you can shower, wash your hands, get sweaty, etc without worrying. The 3 ATM rating means you should (in theory) be able to submerge your watch in water while swimming up to a depth of 100 feet. I personally don't know if I want to test this, but I have gotten it wet while washing my hands and its been fine.It's got a little bit of weight to it, so coming from a samsung gearfit that was rectangle and very light, it's taken some getting used to with the weight and round shape. It is a solid watch though.The screen is excellent, I've used it in a variety of lighting, including high-noon direct sunlight and the screen brightens up and it's perfectly readable. If you have bigger fingers, some of the buttons can be a little annoying to tap, but overall I've not had any major issue with the touch screen.The silicon strap is comfortable and has many notches for the perfect fit. As I said above, also incredibly easy to swap between the sport bands and a nicer leather or metal band.In conclusion, I was worried a little bit about getting a round watch and I had been keeping my eye out for a square option, but I haven't found any with Wear OS support (this was important to me for fitness tracking with google Fit). I'm glad I went with this option though because the watch looks great and I can get a nicer band to wear to more formal functions.

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  3. ...Well... this watch changed my mind.It would actually be 5 stars except for the fact sometimes my watch loses sync with my phone. But that happens with my car and phone too so maybe it's my phone. Huh. (EDIT - changed it to five stars because it turns out it WAS my phone that was losing sync and not the watch.) Well anyways yeah I never thought smartwatches made any sense whatsoever, especially not at $300+. But then this bad boy went on sale for under $210 and I am one of those people who always misses phone calls, txts, and emails because I lay my phone down and forget about it. Yeah my life does not revolve around a phone. But with the coronavirus lockdown I needed to be instantly reachable for work since I'm working from home right now. Yet I hate carrying my phone around when I'm at home. So a small device that I can wear on my person that instantly lets me know when someone is trying to reach me AND i can txt and take phone calls on it?! PERFECT.And this bad boy IS perfect. Although when doing my research I kept reading how Samsung watches have so much better battery life, what Samsung watches *don't* have is Google assistant. And Samsung's speech-to-text is HORRIBLE. My wife's Note 9 cannot understand what I'm saying u-n-l-e-s-s I t-a-l-k s-l-o-w l-i-k-e I h-a-v-e s-p-e-c-i-a-l n-e-e-d-s, but my Huawei Mate SE *perfectly* translates my everyday speech to text - even when i've got loud music playing. And since I'm not trying to type on a tiny 1" screen, that only leaves me the option of buying a watch whose speech-to-text actually works or else I have to go find my phone again. Nah. So I bought this watch and after the first two days the battery life improved drastically (usually end with anywhere from 20% to 40% after a 16-hr day. Like right now it's after 10pm and I still have 48% left. Pro Tip: turn the screen off while watching TV.) And it understands my speech-to-text needs perfectly. Best of all, it has Google assistant so it seamlessly works with all my google stuff.Now my boss can call and I always pick up. I see emails immediately and can respond to the ones that actually need an immediate response, and same for txts.As for the health/heartbeat functions I'm not into all that, so never use them.All-in-all I am very happy with my smartwatch purchase, even though I am probably about to be laid off and can't afford it haha. Too late! I already love it so it stays.

  4. I've been a wear OS (Android Wear) person pretty much since the first few watches came out. I first got the Moto 360 and then the Huawei Watch and then the Huawei Watch 2. In each instance, I've been fairly happy with the devices and the quality of the devices themselves. Wear OS's problems are something else. That's Google for you but given that I'm not a Samsung or Apple fan, I've done what I can to steer clear of those brands.My last Wear OS watch was the Huawei Watch 2 and I got a full 2 years of use out of that one. Towards the end, it started to act up but that coincided with the release of the Gen 5 and the subsequent sale on Black Friday. I was waiting for that to happen, hoping to eek out a few more days and weeks from my Huawei watch.So far, I've only had my Gen 5 for a couple of days. It's hard to say how the battery life is after just those 2 days but I can say this. The watch charges fast. Real fast. I was at 58% yesterday and I set it on the charger before I went to wash up for bed. By the time I got back to the watch, it was fully charged. That was maybe 30 minutes. So I took the watch off the charger and I set it aside to see what the battery power would look like in the morning. Not too shabby...it was at 91% this morning when I put it on.The Huawei watch had 768MB of ram (IF memory serves correctly) but even with that, Wear OS was still sort of slow and glitchy. The 1GB on the Gen 5 definitely makes a difference. It still has moments when it glitches and slows a little but it's a lot better. I don't have nearly as many moments. The watch is much more responsive and I think I will enjoy getting Google Pay back. For the most part, I would have to say the Gen 5 is very smooth and responsive. Coming from those other watches, I have nothing to complain about.Just a comparison...I also recently bought my wife a Samsung Galaxy watch. Yes, I went to Samsung for her but she also owns a Samsung phone and doesn't have the same feelings about Samsung as I. She started using it on Friday and even though she is happy with it overall, her battery isn't doing any better than my Gen 5. She did get the smaller 42mm version with the smaller battery but I've seen numerous reviews about it saying that they get about 2&1/2 days to even 3 days out of a charge. The wife might swing 1&1/2 days which is on par with what I'm seeing with the Gen 5. But I can say one thing...helping her setup of the Tizen OS based watch made me want to stick with my familiar Wear OS watch even more. You can't undo 4+ years of familiarity with a particular brand.About the Gen 5, I really like the big main button with the spinning dial. The galaxy watch has the spinning bezel. This has the spinning dial and I think I like that more than the spinning bezel. Google assistant pulls up fast and it listens pretty well. I was having some issues having it text my wife but that's something I'll check on further. But at least between my phone and my watch, if I need to rattle off a quick message to someone while driving, I can voice activate things and speak my message and get it done that way without taking my attention off the road.So far, this watch has been everything that I wanted and hoped for. I haven't tested the watch in water yet and I might not do that anytime too soon as I don't hit the water too often. But I'm sure it's better than my Huawei watch and I took that into the pool a few times.From having my eye on this watch since it was announced to seeing it in store at a Fossil in Vegas and to finally getting it on my wrist, I can honestly say that this is the best Wear OS has to offer. Fossil makes most of the watches with wear os. The Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 is a nice looking watch and it was just announced but I don't think it's worth the extra money. The Gen 5 I think looks like a very nice watch. It can work in any situation. Much more versatile than my Huawei watch 2.Update: I can definitely confirm that I love my gen 5. I've had it for a couple of weeks now. It feels so familiar to me but it runs so much smoother than all the previous watches. The battery life gets me a full day without any trouble. I'm using a watch face off the play store that gives me options to show on the screen. But even with this face and constant notifications all day, I'm somewhere between 45-60% after 16 hours. I could probably eek out 2 days in some situations but I'm an overnight charging person anyways so why bother trying for it... This is the best of wear os until the new chip gets released and maybe, something from Google gets released now that they own fitbit.

  5. Fossil is well knows brand of watches. I was looking for a Wearos based Smart watch for last few months. I got opportunities to try other competing brands of smartwatches of the same price range. Fossil Gen 5 meet my expectations and I would recommend this watch because of the following pros:-1. Size: the round watch fits perfectly on your wrists and give an executive look. You never feel the watch is heavy for your wrist.2. Display: Scratch free and waterproof display works perfectly together with soft touch screen.3. Buttons: Easy scrolling and fast responses middle button. The two up and down small buttons can be customised.4. Interface: Initial configuration is very simple and easy. WearOS allows you to connect with your smartphone quickly, easily. The connection seems to be very stable.5. Install/Uninstall custom applications: Most of the necessary applications that you use in smartphone are available in WearOS. Google Play Store is pre-installed.6. Activity tracking: Google for works perfect and synch with the phone.7. Notification: Keep your phone away and see all the notifications in your writst. Reply to email/messages/WhatsApp/Mail/Facebook, etc..6. Speaker & Microphone: in-built speaker and Microphone allow you to make/answer calls and get quick audible ouput from Google Assistant. Use Google Assistant as you use in your phone.7. Memory: The watch has 1Gb RAM and approximately 5.6Gb internal memory got storage. The watch is relatively Faster compared to the other competing brands.8. Battery modes: it has Daily/Extend/Custom/ Time-only modes. On average 1.5 days with all Daily mode. Time custom mode or Time only mode to save battery if needed.9. Charger: Very light weight and not bulky charger. Comfortable to use.10. Band - I used the Silicon band and I love it. It is water proof.Most commonly reportedly issues and tips.1. Google Assistant audio response not working -- It works if you set the same language (eg. English U.S) in your phone and watch.2. Unable to use watch mic and speaker to answer call -- For this you have to make sure that I). 'Use phone audio in watch' is ON in watch, ii) While pairing with your blue tooth turn on the option for pairing audio in phone (go to blue tooth settings on your phone and click on the watch name, change settings).3. Battery life: the watch holds many functions as a mini wrist phone. To extend the battery life please use a suitable battey mode, turn off WiFi and locations if not necessary. Use 'low energy source' charger like USB port of your laptop.I hope you enjoy the watch.Cons: I dont think is there something to highlight.Some people say the battery performance is poor, but it depends on their use and battey mode.** It is an Unbiased review based on my experience and experience from my close friends.Thank you

  6. So far after a week I can say this watch is a joy to use. This is a big upgrade on my old Fossil Sport. The addition of speaker and better all day heart rate detection was a big plus for me. The additional ram also really helps the processor shine and it moves through menus much faster now. Buttons also have a nicer feel the rotary dial middle button moves much smoother. Fossil did a great job of upgrading this product without the expense of the battery. I am getting probably a little more over a days charge with the AOD display on and all features on. It has other options to extend the battery to a week and balance battery life. Not to mention the screen is larger and the weight of the watch is still very comfortable for a middle aged man to carry. I have not tried swimming with this watch like i did on my old sport but that watch handled normal swimming like a champ so I expect this will too. If only Wear O.S had good swim tracking apps.Pros For Me:- Peppy performance very little to no lag in menu transitions- Exceptional battery life (there are tricks to extend your battery performance) you should have no trouble making a full active day on one charge.- Improved heart rate tracking with Caridiogram pre installed. The watch checks my heart rate every 5 minutes and still makes a full day charge- Easy to install your favorite watchband and inexpensive protective bumpers and screen covers can be found if your tough on your watch like I am.- Fossil kept the same charger! So if your upgrading like me your old chargers still work and you can keep a spare in the car or office. Thank you fossil! Spare chargers are also inexpensive and easy to find for your travel needs.- Great watch faces - Fossil packs a good selection but Wear O.S in general gives you a ton of options that you can change up for mood and occasions.Cons:- Wear O.S is still wear o.s but it has come a long way to be more smart watch competitive.- The Style of this watch is simplistic and not very flashy so it will not standout if that is what you are looking for- I wish fossil would make a watch with a rotating ring around the face like some of the Samsung watches. I would buy that watch in a heartbeat!- I think it does sleep tracking but since you need to charge the watch at night you cant really use this feature.- No cellular options. I had this on my old LG smart watches and while I did not use it often it would be nice if it was a option for when you cant be near your phone.

  7. I've been patiently waiting for years, for the perfect smart watch that would "check all the boxes," and the Fossil Gen 5 comes pretty close. Here's my honest review.THE FACEWhen I opened the box, the watch face was smaller than I expected, and I was disappointed to see that a black circle of non-active margin surrounds that actual display, making the real display even smaller than the smaller-than-expected watch face. But I've survived a week with it. Also, I don't know that other watches out there have a larger display. This was just my reaction to it.FONT SIZENext, I noticed just how small the type/font is on the screen for most notifications. Given my age and eye sight, the tiny print was near impossible to read. Fortunately, there is an accessibility setting to slightly increase the font size, though not much.BUILD QUALITYThe watch itself is built well, and it seems solid. The stainless steel band seems light weight, but does a good job. As a whole, it does not feel like a toy. It feels like a mid-range watch.CHARGING CORDThe charging cord, however, feels like a cheap piece of plastic and wire. It does not feel like a brand-name item, but rather, it feels like a replacement cord you would find on a rack for $1.The charging wire does not come with a charging block. Instead, you have to plug the USB-A end of it into a computer or other USB outlet.Also, the charging wire is incredibly short. Way too short. I don't think it's even 3 feet. It would be fine if it were plugged into my computer, but it's not at all long enough to have on your nightstand, even if an outlet us nearby on the wall.Lastly, the charging cord is magnetic and snaps onto the back. Two small pins then make contact with the case to charge. (It is not wireless.) HOWEVER, it's a relatively loose fit and does not have that satisfying snap connection that you expect. So you connect it, and set your watch down and just HOPE that it stays connected. I would prefer a connection that snaps, has a strong magnet, and you can feel confident in the connection.APPSI am incredibly disappointed in the lack of apps for this smart watch, and for Wear OS in general. You would think that the company that makes Wear OS (Google) would make apps for it's most popular products like Gmail... but no, there is no Gmail app. There's no Google Voice app. etc.NOTIFICATIONSWhile there aren't many apps to use, the notifications do work well. When your phone would normally beep or vibrate, so too does your watch. It shows me notifications for incoming Email, Google Voice messages, and even notifications from other apps. That's nice. For the messages, you can often reply back to the person, by using either the microphone or smart reply. That's nice.A big downside of the notifications system, however, is that there's no way to go back and look at previous or old notifications. So if grandma sent an email to me 20 minutes ago, and I already swiped away the notification, I cannot go back to it.NFCI waited for a watch that has NFC for mobile payments / Google Pay. This watch does it, but so far I have not used it. I have my credit card all set up, but the first time I was at a store, I could not get the watch to do it, and I had to resort to my phone. This may be user error on my part. Hopefully I can learn to just quickly use my watch.GOOGLE FITFor tracking fitness, I like that the watch is counting my steps, and that I can see my overall accomplishments for the day. I can use the watch to start a new activity (like running) but in that process, the crown does not function to scroll the list of activities. So you have to use your finger on the small screen.PHONE CALLSI also waited for a watch that has a speaker and mic. So far I have only accepted one call on my watch. I guess it was okay. Unfortunately people just don't make calls these days so it's not something I've used much.SPEAKER / MUSIC / MEDIAI have not been able to play music directly on the watch and out of the watch's speaker. I've also not played music from the watch and to headphones. So I cannot say those things work or don't. When you are using Spotify or Google Play, you can use the watch to skip forward and back on tracks, and play/pause, and adjust volume. I've used the watch to control music playing across the room on my Google Home; the stream was coming from the network and not from the watch.FINAL RULINGThis watch normally sells for $295 and I bought it on sale for $205. When I first opened the package and played with it for about 30 minutes, my gut told me to send it back. But I decided to give it some time and extra chances. During the past week I have learned to appreciate the heart rate monitor and step counting aspect of the watch. I suppose I could say I like the notifications, too, though I am not too sure how much that helps my life versus the identical notifications on my phone! I admit to being a Google Fanboy with the latest Google products, and at the same time I am incredibly jealous that it SEEMS those with Apple Watches can do far more with their watch/phone combo. I could be wrong, but I bet they have better access to their email, messages, etc, via their watches. Is the Fossil Gen 5 worth $205, probably. Would I recommend it for $295? No way. Do I hope a future Wear OS has better features that can compete with Apple, and would I pay extra for that? Absolutely.

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, Contactless Payments, and Smartphone Notifications
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