casio wsd-f20i hr vs fossil gen 5 vs samsung galaxy watch active 2

Casio Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 Compared

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Featured in this comparison; are the WSD-F20i – the latest addition to the Casio Protrek series which has introduced heart rate tracking, followed by the Gen 5 – Fossil’s new generation smartwatch powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip and comes with quite a lot of improvements, also joined by the Galaxy Watch Active 2 – Samsung ‘s latest beast that succeeds the Active.

We compare the Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 specs and features so you know the differences.

Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 Specs Compared

 Casio WSD-F20i HRFossil Gen 5 CalyleSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameCasio Pro Trek WSD-F20i HRFossil Gen 5 CalyleSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchClassic smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorCasio Pro Trek WSD-F20Fossil Gen 4 Q ExploristSamsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor------
Released dateAugust, 2019August, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forMen Men Men (44mm)
Women(40m)

DISPLAY

Display typeDual display;
Monochrome LCD
TFT LCD
AMOLED super AMOLED
Display size1.32 inches1.28 inches1.3 inches (44mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)
Screen resolution320 x 300 pixels416 x 416 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Density------
Input typeCapacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)
plus 3 buttons
Touchscreen plus 3 buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 buttons
Always-on displayYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircular/curvedCircularCircular
Dimension61.7 × 57.7 × 16.8 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm 44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
40 x 40 x 10.9mm (40mm)
Weight81 (Including straps)--42 grams
(stainless steel 44mm)
37 grams
(stainless steel 40mm)
30 grams
(aluminum 44mm)
26 grams
(aluminum 40mm)
(Without straps)
Casing materialResinStainless steelStainless steel
Aluminum
Strap/band materialUrethaneStainless steelLeather
(Stainless steel)
Fluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Bezel MaterialResinStainless steelCeramics
Band size26 mm22 mm20mm
Screen protectionAnti-fouling coating glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistantYes, 5ATM
MLT-STD-810G
Yes, 3ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
MLT-STD-810G
Swim-proofYesYesYes, recommended
Color(s)Black and redBlack silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Cloud-silver, aqua-black,
pink-gold
(aluminum)

MEMORY

RAM0.5GB1GB1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage4GB8GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCNoYesYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS/MichibikiYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/GalileoYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoneNone2G/3G/4G
SIM slotNoNoYes, eSIM
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYesYes
MicrophoneYesYesYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AltimeterYes----
Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer Yes----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYes--Yes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient light--YesYes
Other sensors----ECG

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.7Wear OS 2.7Tizen OS 4.0
Chipset--Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100Exynos 9110
CPU----Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --310mAh340mAh (44mm)
247mAh (40mm)
Battery lifeStandby :10 day + , Mixed usage: 2 - 30 daysStandby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingUSB magnetic charging cableInductive charging magnetWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2.5 hoursAbout 1.5 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payGoogle paySamsung Pay
Compatibility Android 4.4+ (excluding Go edition)
iOS 10 or later.
Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Android 5.0+
IOS 9.0+
Companion app--Fossil Q appSamsung Gear APP
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band --YesYes
Voice commandYesYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20i HRFossil gen 5 CalyleSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
StrapsStrapsStraps
USB magnetic charging cableInductive charging magnetCharging cradle and USB cable
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

PRICE

--About $300(Aluminum)
(Bluetooth only)
About $300 (44mm)
$280 (40mm)

What’s the Difference?

Casio WSD-F20i vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2 Features Compared

  1. Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Design

  2. Each of these three has got an outstanding design that’s stylish and elegant. The Gen 5 spots a bold and charming appearance, so also is the Active 2 which is also very attractive, and the F20i with a rugged appearance. However, the Active 2 has the most compact design and is also the slimmest which no doubt makes it the sleekest and certainly a better fit for slimmer wrists.

    The WSD-F20i on the other hand is quite bulky and heavy too, a wear for men.

    On the display, while AMOLED powers the display of the Gen 5 and Active, Its TFT LCD for the F20i accompanied by a monochrome LCD display. The TFT LCD is quite easier to read outdoors compared to AMOLED. Although the AMOLED display offers a more interactive and lively display.

    Navigating each of these three is easy, although the Active 2 is a quite easier to navigate considering the digital rotating bezel that has was lacking in its predecessor but has now been reintroduced.

  3. Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Storage/Media

  4. The Gen 5 has the highest storage capacity which allows you to take more of your favorite files with you compared to the Active 2 and F20i with 4GB storage capacity.

    Moreover the Gen 5 also has a higher RAM size which is quite beneficial for a Wear OS smartwatch compared to the F20i (also a Wear OS smartwatch) with 0.5GB RAM.

    There’s a loudspeaker on the Gen 5 and Active 2 which the F20i lacks.

  5. Casio WSD-F20i vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Fitness Tracking

  6. Each of these three is well equipped to track your active life. However, the Galaxy watch active 2 is a more comprehensive fitness tracker. It has more fitness features including the introduction of ECG tracking which can help you detect irregular heart rhythm.

    The Active 2 offers 39 sport modes which more than what you get from either the Gen 5 or F20i, it’s able to auto track 7 of these 39.

    The F20i being a GPS smartwatch just like other smartwatches in the Protrek series is a better choice for tracking outdoor activities. Off course the Active 2 and Gen 5 have inbuilt multi satellite GPS, but the F20i is a more equipped GPS smartwatch with the presence of color map and other map applications that makes it a better device for navigating even the toughest terrains.

    The F20i is also equipped with barometric altimeter sensor which comes handy for climbers.

  7. Casio WSD-F20i vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Water Resistance Rating

  8. The Active 2 and F20i are both rated 5ATM compared to the Gen 5 3ATM water resistance rating. That means 50 meters and 30 meters water resistance respectively. This makes the Active 2 and F20i better choices for deep water activity.

    Moreover, the Active 2 and F20i are both certified MLT-STD-810G – a US military grade rating that means this two can withstand shocks. This off course makes the Active 2 and F20i more rugged smartwatches that are best for adventures.

  9. Casio WSD-F20i vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Cellular Connectivity

  10. The stainless steel version of the Galaxy watch active 2 has LTE supported which makes it a standalone smartwatch that allow you make and receive calls directly from this watch. Plus access to the internet anywhere there’s network coverage.

    Although, the Gen 5 with loudspeaker also allow you take calls on the device, but this feature is only supported on Android devices.

  11. Casio WSD-F20i HR vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Battery Life

Each of these three has got a quite impressive battery life that’ll see you through the day on regular usage. Although, the F20i following in the footstep of the Ticwatch Pro features a dual monochromic and TFT LCD display. With the monochrome LCD display activated, all Wear OS features are deactivated which will see the F20i last just about a month.

The Gen 5 powered by the more advanced Snapdragon 3100 chip also features 4 battery safer modes that can elongate the battery life significantly. The time-only battery safe mode will see Wear OS features deactivated, but will see the Gen 5 last about a week or more.

The Active 2 is expected to have same battery life as its predecessor which last about 2-4 days on regular usage. This is quite longer than what you would get from the Gen 5 or the F20i on average.

Casio WSD-F20i vs Fossil Gen 5 vs Samsung Galaxy watch active 2: Which is Better?

All three smartwatches are outstanding in their respective ways, has got an outstanding design and features that make a comprehensive smartwatch.

However, the Galaxy watch active 2 is the best choice. It’s a very attractive smartwatch with more features. It’s the sleekest too with a very compact design and has a fairly longer battery life, while not forgetting it has an NFC chip that powers Samsung pay, and is a more comprehensive fitness tracker with a smarter 8 photodiodes heart rate sensor and ECG tracking.

The Fossil Gen 5 is another charming timepiece with a sophisticated design and being powered by 3100 chip that brings better performance and battery management feature that see this device go days on a single charge.

If you’re looking for a rugged smartwatch for the great outdoors, then the WSD-F20i is the ideal choice. It’s a fantastic GPS smartwatch that’s well equipped to help you navigate those difficult terrains, and with its innovative dual display you can go days on a single charge.

Here’s how they stack up;

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH ACTIVE 2 A premium smartwatch with more features and a comprehensive fitness tracker with a quite longer battery life.
FOSSIL GEN 5 Calyle A classic and attractive timepiece powered by the 3100 chip and loaded with lots of features that makes it a outstanding device.
CASIO PROTREK WSD-F20i An outstanding GPS smartwatch with a dual display that sees this device last just about a month.
Our Pick

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an attractive and charming timepiece with a sophisticated design, and well equipped to track your active life with a quite impressive battery life. It’s our preferred choice.

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