Fossil is no stranger to the smartwatch game, and the latest entry hopes to entice you with new size options and a reduced price. Fossil Gen 5E retains the best features of last year̵7;s Gen 5 while adding a new 42mm size option and pulling the price from $ 295 down to $ 249.
Surprisingly, the stripped-down price does not mean that you will lose many features from the original Fossel Gen 5. Instead of 8 GB of storage, you get 4 GB of storage. The crown on the right side does not rotate and you do not get GPS (you need a phone for that). And you also do not get the surrounding light sensor, the altimeter, no compass.
But in addition to these omissions, you still get a 1.19-inch OLED screen, sleep tracking, battery saving and fitness features and the latest version of Wear OS. Some of these features only hit the original Gen 5 recently.
And unlike Gen 5, the Gen 5E is available in both 42 mm and 44 mm sizes. They both have the same screen, but you get smaller frames with 42 mm size.
Unfortunately, the two clock generations share another feature – the processor. Fossil Gen 5E retains the same Wear 3100 processor from the previous generation rather than going up to the newer Wear 4100 processor. The Gen 5E also comes with a 1 GB frame and a 3000 mAh battery.
You can pre-order the watch today and it will be sent “close” on November 3, 2020.