Smartwatches have been getting huge hype year by year. In 2020 almost every big brand is manufacturing smartwatches be it Apple, Samsung, fossil etc. While Apple users were earlier stuck at one option only that is Apple watch but now fossil has released their 5th generation of smartwatches which fully supports IOS and Android both. On the other hand, Galaxy watches are also compatible with IOS but users don’t get to use the watch’s full potential which they can get with any other phone like Samsung or any other Android phone. So if you are looking to buy a good smartwatch here we have a detailed comparison between Fossil vs Samsung Smartwatches. mainly between their top of the line Q gen 5 and galaxy watch active 2.
Fossil vs Samsung Smartwatches ( Gen 5 vs Galaxy Watch Active 2)
To start with both the watches are very much premium and looks elegant in the hand. Surely Samsung’s galaxy watch active 2 looks more futuristic because of it’s design while the fossil looks more elegant and classic. Both the watches support changeable straps for fossil it is 22mm while the galaxy watch active 2 has a 20mm which you can buy from official stores as well as any third-party stores.
Fossil Q Gen 5 comes in various colour options like stainless steel, metal black with leather strap and even a black silicone option. Not only that fossil has even a dedicated smartwatch for women which is exactly the same watch except it has colour options like Rose gold, brushed leather and Croco leather. The men’s watch is called as Carlyle while the ladies watch is called as Julianna. However, Samsung’s galaxy watch active 2 have not categorised so much instead they have two finishes like steel and aluminium and comes in three colour options black, silver and Pink for women. There’s a gold colour option as well in the steel finish.
Fossil Q Gen 5
The Fossil Q gen 5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon wear 3100 chipsets coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The watch has a storage option of 8 GB which is more than enough. It sports a 1.29 inch of circular AMOLED display. The watch runs on Google’s Wear OS platform based on Android 9.0. It has Google Play store with the support of a lot of apps like Telegram, uber, google maps and more. Fossil claims the watch is swim-proof up to 3 atm and has IP68 dust and water rating for protection.
The watch has 3 buttons at the side in which the centre one doubles as a rotating crown which helps in navigating through the UI. Fossil has also included a speaker and microphone in the watch for audible alerts, taking phone calls, Google assistant responses and more. it comes with its own proprietary charger which can charge the watch from 0-80% in an hour. The watch has few battery modes which can last a whole day and it has time only option as well which can last for weeks. the watch comes with WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and a heart rate monitor along with some other sensors to measure your workout and exercise with the google fit app. The Fossil Q Gen 5 is priced at 23000/- INR.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
The Samsung galaxy watch active 2 runs on Samsung’s Tizen wearable OS 4.0. It is powered by Exynos 9110 dual-core processor coupled with 768 MB of RAM. Watch 2 has 4GB of storage option to store apps and music. The Galaxy watch active 2 has a 1.4 inches of circular super AMOLED display. It is rated IP68 dust and water-resistant and is also swim-proof up to 5 atm pressure.
The watch has a touch bezel which is invisible but works like older Samsung watches. Besides that, it has 2 buttons on the side which helps in navigating the UI. It is powered by a 340 mAh battery which can last a whole day. The watch active 2 also comes in LTE variant where you can insert your 4G sim and keep yourself connected even if you leave your phone at home while you are working out. It supports Qi wireless charging and can be charged with any wireless charger even the phones that support reverse wireless charging can charge the watch active 2. The watch has connectivity options like NFC, WIFI, Bluetooth and GPS. it also supports Samsung Pay for payments. It comes with sensors like heart rate monitor accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, Ambient Light Sensor. The Galaxy Watch active 2 is priced at 29999/- INR for the wifi variant.
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