fossil gen 4 sport vs gen 3 sport compared

Fossil Gen 3 vs Gen 4 Sport Compared

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Fossil Gen 4 Sport is the first smartwatch from Fossil which is powered by the new Snapdragon 3100 chip. It is an upgrade from the Gen 3 sport (Q control) which lacked some vital hardware components like inbuilt GPS, NFC and HRM that are now present in the new Gen 4 sport. In this post we compare Fossil Gen 4 Q sport vs Gen 3 Q Sport in there specs and features head-to-head what are the differences that sets these two apart.

Fossil Gen 4 Q Sport vs Gen 3 Q sport Compared

 Fossil Gen 3 Sport (Q Control)Fossil Gen 4 Q Sport Smartwatch
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EDITOR'S RATING

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WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 3 Sport Smartwatch (Q Control)Fossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch (43mm & 41mm)
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Fossil Gen 3 Sport (Q Control)
SuccessorFossil Gen 4 Q Sport Smartwatch--
Released dateNovember, 2017November, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.2 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixel390 x 390 pixel
Density----
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 physical buttonTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons (1 digital crown and 2 pushable- programmable buttons)
Multi-touch--Yes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension45 x 45 x 14mm43 x 43 x 12mm
41 x 41 x 12mm
Weight
Casing materialStainless steelAluminum
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Material
Band size20 mm20 mm
Screen protection
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
ColorBlack, gray, olive, green and blueBlack, gray, olive, green and blue
All Versions----

MEMORY

RAM512512
Internal storage4 GB4 GB
Memory card slot----

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFCYesYes
GPSNoYes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology----
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories burntYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Pedometer----
AccelerometerYesYes
Magnetometer ----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoneYes
Barometer----
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.0Wear OS 2.1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
CPU--Quad Core A7
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: ~ 24 hoursStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: ~ 24 hours
ChargingInductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1hour 30 minutesAbout 1hour 30 minutes

MISC

Payment systemNoneGoogle Pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion appFossil Q appFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 3 Sport SmartwatchFossil Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch
StrapStrap
Inductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Quick starter guildQuick starter guild

What are The Differences?

Fossil Gen 4 Sport vs Gen 3 Sport Specs and Features Compared

    The major difference between the new Fossil Gen 4 sport and Gen 3 sport is that the former has inbuilt GPS, NFC and HRM plus has a smaller compact case size, a body built with lighter materials and is powered by Snapdragon 3100 chip.

  1. Design
  2. The Gen 4 Sport comes in two flexible versions, a smaller case size of 41mm and a bigger case size of 43mm. These two sizes are still smaller than the Gen 3 sport which has a bigger screen size of 45mm. The two versions of Gen 4 sport have a slimmer thickness size of 12mm which is sleeker than Gen 3 sport which is 14mm thick.

    Another difference, is that the new Gen 4 Sport has a case made of aluminum materials while Gen 3 sport case is made of stainless steel, which makes it more heavier. This makes the Gen 4 sport a better choice for sporty events. Fossil Gen 4 sport has three buttons, one rotatable digital crown type of button and two physical buttons making the interface easier to navigate, while Gen 3 sport has only one single button.

  3. Connectivity
  4. The Gen 4 sport has more hardware components built-in, it has an inbuilt GPS, NFC and HRM which are lacking in Gen 3 sport. This makes the Gen 4 sport a true fitness tracker allowing you track outdoor activities, automatically track heart rate and make mobile payments on the go.

  5. Fitness Tracking
  6. Fossil Gen 4 sport is a better choice for fitness tracking among these two. It has inbuilt GPS that lets you track outdoor events such as location, distance and routes. There is also HRM that automatically monitors your heart rate. These are features that are not supported on Gen 3 sport and are very important to help you achieve more fitness goals. Worthy to note, is that the Gen 4 sport being made of aluminum is lighter than Gen 3 making it a more suitable wear for sporty events.

  7. Battery
  8. There is no much difference in the battery life between the Gen 4 sport and Gen 3. It is still the same average battery life of a day on mixed usage.

  9. Platform
  10. The most outstanding feature that sets the Gen 4 sport apart from the Gen 3 sport is that Gen 4 sport following Montblanc Summit 2, is the first Fossil smartwatch to be powered by Snapdragon 3100.

    Snapdragon 3100 is the new chip from Qualcomm released in September which promises better battery performance and more accurate fitness tracking results. It is billed to power the next generation of smartwatches.

    In addition, Fossil Gen 4 sport runs on wear OS 2.1 which recently got redesigned by Google ushering in some interesting features you will find very helpful.


    Which Should You Buy

    No doubt, the new Gen 4 sport has better features and a better design that is both fascinating and classy. The gen 4 sport is a better choice. It offers the best value for money.

    Our Pick

    We pick Fossil Gen 4 sport which is no doubt a better choice for serious fitness tracking, has more features and as well a perfect fit for any occasion.

    Where to Buy

    Fossil Gen 3 Sport

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