Fossil launched the Gen 5E smartwatch, realizing that not everyone wants a large watch with a 44mm case on their wrist. The Gen 5E offers four 42mm case sizes with designs for women as well as three additional 44mm models. Previously, the Julianna-style Gen 5 watch, which had the more feminine design, only had a 44mm case.
If you want the 44mm Gen 5E, it’s available in black with a black silicone strap, black with a stainless steel link bracelet, or red-gray with a brown leather strap. The 44mm design of the Gen 5E case differs from the existing Gen 5 models. There are no buttons on the case aside from the single crown between the button protectors and a textured bezel. The straps measure 22mm and the screen is the same as on the 42mm model.
The Gen 5E comes with the wellness software update recently launched by Fossil, which adds a new fitness app that extends battery life. There is also sleep tracking and an improved battery saver mode. We recently took a closer look at the Fossil Gen 5 Garrett smartwatch’s software and found it to be a good addition to the watch as a whole.
Fossil sells the Gen 5E smartwatches for $ 249, which makes them a bit cheaper than the Gen 5 models, but there’s a catch. While the design has been redesigned, the technical side stays the same, which means the Gen 5E uses the old and now superseded Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. Performance has never been so high, and watches with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor are only just arriving. At least the Gen 5E has 1GB of RAM, which helps it maintain a decent speed in daily use.
The Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatches can now be pre-ordered in the Fossil online shop. Shipping is expected to begin on November 3rd.