This week, Fossil launched its Gen 5 smartwatches in India. To remind, the series of Wear OS by Google smartwatches were launched globally in August this year. The new smartwatches come with a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor. The new series is apparently planned to offer improved functionality for iPhone users and many of the changes were made based on user feedback.
In India, the price of the Fossil Gen 5 starts from Rs. 22,995. These watches are available for buy from Fossil India’s website, Fossil retail stores, and other retail partners. As we stated, they were launched worldwide in August.
There has been focus on the integration of health and wellness with wearable technology for some time now and at Fossil, we see a great opportunity to offer a smartwatch for the design-conscious consumer looking for a perfect blend of style and utility,” as per the Johnson Verghese, vice president and managing director fossil India claimed in a statement.
In terms of features, the Fossil Gen 5 sports a 1.3-inch circular AMOLED display inside a 44mm dial. The smartwatch is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and it runs Wear OS by Google. The Gen also features a crown and two push-buttons, which can be customized to launch any app.
Fossil Gen 5 comes with four different battery modes, with ‘daily’, ‘Custom’, ‘’Time-Only’ and ‘Extended’, and promise up to 36 hours of battery life and up to a week of standby time in clock mode.
The smartwatches will come with a series of auto-installed apps, music streaming service, Spotify, peace of mind and safety app, Noonlight, and Nike Run Club. Moreover, the device features swim-proof speaker that offers users the ability to make and receive phone calls.