While the number of smartwatch brands are growing, most of the ones you come across are linked to a smartphone brand – there a very few makers that cater for both iPhones and Android devices, and even with the growing numbers, how can you be sure you’re buying into the right brand in terms or reliability, durability and functionality. And then, what if you just don’t like the limited designs of those watches that are tied to smart devices? What then would be the smart option?
That’s where Fossil comes in, introducing the upgraded Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch. Firstly it is a brand you can trust, which has been around for long, and known for it’s beautiful and dashing timepieces. You will be able to stand out with Fossil designs.
Seen here, merging form and function impeccably, the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch isn’t just a looker, it’s also a doer, and complements your active lifestyle in the best way possible.
Here are some of the highlights of the Fossil Gen 5:
1. Wrist assistant
Simply press and hold the middle pusher, or just say “OK Google” (as you would with any Android device) to call up your Google assistant. Then you can relay the instruction or question you need an answer to and the device will help you sort it out with the audible Google assistant function.
2. Active tech
The Fossil Gen 5 comes with an optimised activity tracker, the latest software enhancement by the lifestyle brand. On top of that, when paired with the new Wellness App, you can monitor real-time metrics of your workouts and know and check if your fitness regime is effective or not by tracking your heart rate, pace, distance, steps, calories and more. And you don’t have to break a sweat worrying about losing charge as you work out. The Fossil Gen 5 optimises battery life by shifting power consumption off the main processor. It is after all a smart watch.
3. run the world
If the above mentioned points didn’t do it for you in terms of activity tracking, you might be pleased to know that the Fossil Gen 5 also helps you track your cardio fitness on top of it all. Also part of the latest software update, the Cardio Fitness Level, or VO2 max is one of the best indicators of overall cardiorespiratory health and is often used in tracking long-term health. The new tracker shows an estimation of VO2 max using resting heart rate and user biometrics (age, gender, weight) to display an approximated overall fitness level over time.
4. slumber watch
Monitor your sleep and set goals to achieve proper restfulness so you too are charged well throughout the day. Speaking of which, you don’t have to worry about charging the smartwatch and can wear it to bed. Why? Well the Fossil Gen 5’s ability to quickly charge (50 minutes to 80%) and its enhanced battery modes, allows for the watch to be worn all day and night. You can charge while getting ready in the morning and go — effectively enabling 24/7 wearability.
5. Wrist talker
Last but not least, is it truly a smartwatch if you can’t talk through it? The Fossil Gen 5 has a microphone and speaker built-in, thus allowing you to answer calls on your smartwatch — as long as you’re within range of your phone’s Bluetooth connectivity.