Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches challenge to Apple !
Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch is the best Wear OS watch you can buy right now, and this week it’s getting a little bit better on iOS. An update for Fossil Gen 5 that’s rolling out right now lets the watch make phone calls if it’s connected to an iPhone.
The Julianna HR and Carlyle HR join the Fossil Sport in packing Qualcomm’s latest smartwatch chipset, which most notably brings features like smart new battery modes to help these Wear watches last for longer.
The Fossil Gen 5 retails for $295 and comes with a stainless steel design, OLED display, Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and the latest version of Wear OS. We’ve got more details in our full review.
The feat relies on proprietary Fossil software.so you won’t see this on competing Wear OS watches. However, it’s unsurprisingly destined for watches from Michael Kors and other Fossil brands. You’ll have to be patient when it may take days or weeks for the upgrade to reach your device. If you can wait, though, this could easily put Fossil out in front if you’re looking for a smartwatch that isn’t too picky about your choice of phone.