Fossil unveils its somewhat cheaper smartwatches

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Fossil wants its smartwatches to reach more people, so the company has just introduced the E variant of its Fossil Gen 5 family of smartwatches, released late last year.

To try to reduce the price of the new Fossil Gen 5E, Fossil has resorted to cutting some features, maintaining basic specifications such as the use of the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor (which have already fallen old against the existence of the Wear 4100, which already carry the new TicWatch Pro 3, priced at about $300), a 1.19" AMOLED display with 328 x 328 pixels resolution, your gigabyte of RAM, or 300mAh battery to offer up to one day of life and with support for magnetic charging, also having NFC connectivity for mobile payments, and with Bluetooth 4.2,

It also continues to bet on Google's operating system, Wear OS, maintaining compatibility with Google Assistant, which also keeps the speaker and microphone built-in.

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It is striking that this variant has also chosen to introduce a series of styles in size of 42 mm, which will coexist with the styles available for 44 mm large smartwatches, although both sizes will have straps of 18 mm and 22 mm, respectively.

As for clippings, the internal storage becomes 4GB instead of eight, and the GPS sensor also disappears, having to make use of the GPS sensor of the mobile phone itself.

It should be noted, given the designs, that these smartwatches are more focused on urban clothing than sports activities, even though it continues to maintain its sports modes, and even track the state of health through functions such as heart rate tracking and sleep quality.

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This variant maintains the water-resistance of up to 3 atmospheres, to protect against splashing water, although it is not suitable for swimming. It also lacks ambient light, altimeter and compass sensor.

Also disappearing are the two customizable shortcut buttons present in the Fossil Gen 5 at the end of last year, and even has thinner bezels, all to be able to cut in price, considering that Fossil smartwatches are not exactly cheap.

In this regard, for the time being, it will go on sale in the United States on November 3 at the price of $249, about $50 less, through its official website. Plans to bring them to international markets are currently unknown.

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