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Fossil announces its Gen 5 LTE smartwatch


Fossil has announced its first LTE smartwatch called Gen 5 LTE, based on Fossil's Gen 5 Wear OS platform, which means it has many features of the Gen 5 platform itself and is likely to work in the same way as fossil smartwatches released in late 2019.

The new smartwatch is sold for $350 and will be available this spring in the United States.

The watch is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3100 processor, which is fast enough to handle Wear OS, but the smartwatches you use have difficulty getting more than a day of battery life.

Fossil does not use Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 4100 processor, which is available mainly via TicWatch Pro 3.

To make up for the battery problem in Wear OS watches, Fossil watches offer four sets of battery that turn on or off different functions depending on your needs.

Gen 5 LTE has heart rate, GPS, altitude, and ambient light sensors, and there is a 1.3-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage space.

It also includes an amplifier, which the company calls Swimproof, and comes either in black or gold pink, but there is only one size measuring 45 mm, and NFC and water-resistance are also available according to the 3ATM standard.

Android users looking for an LTE smartwatch don't have many good options, so this new generation Gen 5 LTE might be the best thing.

If you don't need LTE, fossil's other brands have some other options that might interest you.

The clock must last about two weeks per charge, and it can still perform basic smartwatch functions, and it can detect your heart rate, show notifications, and promise steps.

In general, this spring's fossil smartwatch collection is a process, as the company has been able to move Wear OS watches to a place where the basics don't conflict.

Google's next step in the hardware business is to end its acquisition of Fitbit, but it is not known what its next move is to wear OS and smartwatches in general.