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Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Compared

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The new Fossil Gen 5 which consists of the Gen 5 Calyle and Juliana are actually a beauty to behold with sophisticated designs that define a true premium smartwatch. Plus quite a lot of features that makes these two outstanding smartwatches. Already, tech pundits have pronounced the Gen 5 the best Wear OS at the moment. I think it’s an amazing smartwatch.

However, in this post, we compare the Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch – which is better, and which should you buy? Let’s find out.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Specs Compared

 Fossil Gen 5 CalyleTicwatch Pro 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Watch
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EDITOR'S RATING

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:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 5 CalyleTicwatch Pro 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Watch
Device typeClassic smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 4 Q ExploristTicwatch ProSamsung Gear S3
Successor------
Released dateAugust, 2019July, 2019August, 2018
Ideal forMen Men
(also nice for women)
Men (46mm)
Women(42mm)

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED AMOLED + FSTN displaysuper AMOLED
Display size1.28 inches1.39 inches1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Screen resolution416 x 416 pixels400 x 400 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Density--407 PPI--
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 buttonsTouchscreen plus 3 buttons
Always-on displayYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 12 mm 45.15 x 52.8 x 12.6 mm 46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm (42mm)
Weight--47.4 grams63 grams
(excluding straps)(46mm)

49 grams
(excluding straps)(42mm)
Casing materialStainless steelGlass reinforced
polyamide/aluminum back
Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialStainless steelSiliconeLeather/silicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steelCeramics
Band size22 mm22 mm22mm (46mm)
20mm (42mm)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistantYes, 3ATMYes, IP68
MLT-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MLT-STD-810G
Swim-proofYesYesYes, recommended
Color(s)Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
BlackBlack, silver, rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage8GB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

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

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNone2G/3G/4G2G/3G/4G
SIM slotNoPreloaded SIMYes, eSIM
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

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

SENSORS

Altimeter--No--
Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer --YesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Barometer----Yes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors--Low Latency Off-Body Sensor, e-compass--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.7Wear OS 2.7Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 3100Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100Exynos 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 310mAh415mAh472mAh (46mm)
270mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby : 8 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+Standby :25 days+ Mixed usage: 2 - 5 daysStandby :8 days+
Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingInductive charging magnetUSB magnetic charging dockWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1.5 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payGoogle paySamsung Pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Android 5.1+
iOS 10.0+
Android 5.0+
IOS 9.0+
Companion appFossil Q appMobvoi appSamsung Gear APP
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandYesYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil gen 5 CalyleTicwatch Pro 4G LTESamsung Galaxy Watch
StrapsStrapsStraps
Inductive charging magnetCharging cradle and USB cableCharging cradle and USB cable
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

PRICE

About $300About $280About $330

What’s the Difference?

Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Features Compared

  1. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Design

  2. From the Gen 5 to the Pro 4G and the Galaxy watch – each of these three has got a sophisticated aesthetics that define a true premium smartwatch. No doubt these are some of the best smartwatches with outstanding designs.

    These three are classic smartwatches bearing the appearance of a traditional watch, even though the Pro 4G and Galaxy Watch will be more befitting wears for sport activities.

    The Gen 5 has a more moderately sized case than the Pro 4G and the Galaxy watch (except 42mm) which makes it a better fit for slimmer individuals. The 12mm thick Gen 5 is also slimmer than both the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch which off course makes it more attractive on your wrist.

    Although, the Pro 4G with a wider display allows you to see more at a glance, and with aluminum back, it weighs less than both the Gen 5 and Galaxy watch which make it a more comfortable wear all day long.

    The Galaxy watch has a very remarkable design too, especially with the innovative rotating bezel that makes navigating the small display very easy.

  3. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Cellular Connectivity

  4. The Gen 5 lacks cellular connectivity which is present on both the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch. As a result the later two are standalone smartwatches that allow you initiate and receive calls on these devices.

    Although,the Gen 5 with loudspeaker allows you to answer calls directly on the device (Only available on Android, will be available on iOS devices in future updates).

    The cellular connectivity feature of the Pro 4G is limited since it works with only Verizon.

  5. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Storage

  6. With the Gen 5, you get 8GB storage capacity which is twice what you get on the Pro 4G and Galaxy watch. This means you can take more music with you, and as well access more of your favorite apps.

  7. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Fitness Tracking

  8. As per fitness tracking, these three are well equipped with heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and inbuilt GPS to track your active life. Each of these three will track your heart rate, calories, steps, as well great choices for tracking outdoor activities like routes, location, and distance. Thanks to the inbuilt GPS.

    However, the Galaxy watch is a more comprehensive activity tracker featuring about 39 sport modes and is able to auto detect and track about 6 of those. That’s more activities than you’ll find on neither the Pro 4G nor the Gen 5.

  9. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Water Resistance

  10. All three smartwatches are water resistant and swim-proof. However, while the Gen 5 is rated 3ATM, the Pro 4G is rated IP68 and the Galaxy watch 5ATM.

    This means 30 meters, 1.5 meters, and 50 meters water resistance respectively. Thus making the Galaxy watch the best choice for deep water activities while not forgetting its ability to track your swimming activities.

  11. Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Battery Life

Although, the Ticwatch Pro 4G powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chip managed to feature dual display modes including the essential mode which elongates it’s battery life to almost a month which is quite impressive.

The Gen 5 though, powered by the newer and more advanced 3100 chip features four battery saver modes that’ll see you go a week or more with the time-only mode activated.

However, the essential mode of the Pro 4G and time-only mode of the Gen 5 will see all Wear OS features deactivated (quite boring).
On a more general smart mode (all features active), the Galaxy watch will last just about 2-4days compared to the Pro 4G’s 2 days or more. Both of which are longer than the Gen 5 over a day battery life.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Ticwatch Pro 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Watch: Which is Better?

Obviously, these three are outstanding smartwatches with some of the best designs on the market. However, the Gen 5 is actually a fine looking smartwatch with a design that no doubt is more attractive and charming than both the Galaxy Watch and Pro 4G. While not forgetting the newer 3100 chip which brings to the table significant improvement in terms of performance and battery life.

Although, the cellular connectivity feature of the Pro 4G makes it a more attractive choice for US residents.

So, if you’re after appearance and performance, you should go for the Gen 5 Calyle, while the Pro 4G will last longer.

On the other hand, the Galaxy watch is a more complete smartwatch that comprehensively tracks your activity, has a high water resistance rating and a quite more impressive battery life.

Here’s how they stack up;

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH A premium smartwatch with a sophisticated design, an impressive battery life and the most comprehensive activity tracker.
FOSSIL GEN 5 Calyle A premium classic smartwatch with the most attractive and charming design, a fair battery life and improved performance.
TICWATCH PRO 4G Another premium smartwatch with an outstanding design, a remarkable dual display that elongates its battery life to almost 30 days.
Our Pick

The Fossil Gen 5 is perhaps the hottest Wear OS smartwatch at the moment being powered by the Snapdragon 3100 and loaded with quite a lot of features that makes it a great deal for the money. The Gen 5 is our preferred choice.

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