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The list of snapdragon 3100 powered smartwatches is on a slow, but steady incline which gives Wear OS smartwatch lovers more options to choose from. The 3100 brings better performance, battery saver mode features that elongates battery life significantly and as well more intuitive fitness tracking features. Two of those in this comparison are; the new Moto 360 3rd Gen. – the successor to the Moto 360 2nd Gen. and the Fossil Gen 5 Calyle – one of the latest from Fossil, a remarkable smartwatch with a sophisticated design and is already making waves on the market. Let’s compare the Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle specs and features, so you know the differences between these two fantastic Wear OS smartwatches.

Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specs Compared

 Moto 360 3rd Gen.Fossil Gen 5
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4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)


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Device nameMoto 360 3rd GenFossil Gen 5 Calyle
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorMoto 360 2nd. Gen.Fossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Released dateDecember, 2019August, 2019
Ideal forUnisexMen


Display typeAMOLED Full color
AMOLED Full color
Display size1.2 inch1.28 inch
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels416 x 416 pixels
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical buttonsTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons


Dimension42.8 x 42.8 x 11.68 mm44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight52 grams (without straps)--
Casing materialSUS316 Stainless steel/
DLC/PVD coating
Stainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather/siliconeStainless steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap size20mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 3ATMYes, 3ATM
Color(s)Grey, black, rose-goldBlack silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel


Internal storage8GB8GB
Memory card slotNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE
GPSGPS / GLONASS / Beidou / GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo


SIM slotNoNo


Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes


Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes


Bluetooth musicYesYes


Accelerometer YesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----


Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 3100Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 355mAh310mAh
Battery lifeStandby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+Standby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+
ChargingCharging dockInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours


Payment systemGoogle payGoogle pay
Compatibility Android 6.0+(excluding Go edition).
iOS 10.0+
Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion appMotorola ConnectFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes


Moto 360 3rd GenFossil Gen 5
Charging dockInductive charging magnet
Quick start guideQuick start guide


PriceAbout $350About $300
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What’s the Difference?

Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Features Compared

  1. Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Design

  2. Each of these two has got an outstanding design that defines a true premium smartwatch. Both watches have stainless steel case, but while the Gen 5 ships with stainless steel straps, the Moto 360 ships with silicone and leather straps. In other words, these two have the classic watch appearance of a traditional watch.

    The Moto 360 with a smaller case size is a more compact smartwatch which makes it a more befitting wear for women and those with smaller wrist. It’s also slightly slimmer than the Gen 5 which makes it sleeker. Although, the Gen 5 with a slight bigger display size allow you to see more at a glance.

  3. Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Media

  4. Each of these two houses a 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM which has proven to improve performance significantly on the Gen 5 especially with the 3100 chip under the hood. However, while the Gen 5 has both microphone and loudspeaker, the Moto 360 has a microphone, but lacks loudspeaker.

    As a result, you can access Google Assistant on both devices, but while the Gen 5 is capable of making and receiving calls via Bluetooth calling, it’s not possible with the Moto 360 3rd Gen. Moreover, you also get to play media files aloud anywhere, and you can as well get more from Google Assistant by just listening to it speak.

  5. Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Fitness Tracking

  6. Each of these is fitness-focused, both are well equipped to track your daily activities comprehensively. Google Fit is your fitness companion with any of these two, you also get to access more fitness-focused apps from the App store.

    Each of these two will track your heart rate continuously to help you manage your training intensity, tracks your sleep, steps, calories, distance as well as the inbuilt GPS on both devices that enables outdoor activity tracking to allow you see your pace in real-time, track locations and routes.

  7. Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Battery Life

Each of these two will last just about a day or more from single charge which isn’t so impressive, but with the 3100 chip that enables battery saver modes on both devices will see any of these two last a day or more with battery saver mode activated. Not so great, but a significant improvement for Wear OS smartwatches.

Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Which is Better?

We have two fine looking smartwatches, well equipped, great design and loaded with lots of features while also being fitness-focused. However, the Gen 5 with loudspeaker which the Moto 360 lacks is a more comprehensive smartwatch. It’s also slight cheaper which makes it a better bargain.

Our Pick

The Fossil Gen 5 Calyle is our preferred choice.

Moto 360 3rd Gen. vs Fossil Gen 5 Calyle: Compare Prices
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Last updated on January 21, 2020 7:29 am
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