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Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered Fossil Gen 5E smartwatch with Wear OS now up for pre-order

Fossil Gen 5E now up for pre-order, priced at US$249.99 (Source: Fossil)
Fossil Gen 5E now up for pre-order, priced at US$249.99 (Source: Fossil)
Although the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch has been around for a year, the updated version will not hit the market as the Gen 6. Priced at US$249.99, the Gen 5E is slightly smaller and has less storage space than the Gen 5, but uses the same Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. If everything goes smoothly, shipments should begin next month.
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Fossil Gen 5 owners should relax and wait for the Gen 6 to show up, but those who were considering the purchase of a Fossil smartwatch should go ahead and grab the slightly cheaper and brand-new Gen 5E. The Fossil Gen 5E is now present on the company's website, up for pre-order, and shipments are expected to kick off next month.

Powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor next to 1 GB of memory, the Fossil Gen 5E is 2 mm smaller than the Gen 5 (42 mm vs. 44 mm) and only features 4 GB of storage space (8 GB on the Gen 5). The list of highlights mentioned by Fossil in the Gen 5E presentation video embedded below the final paragraph of this article also includes sleep and activity tracking, a built-in speaker, as well as multiple battery modes.

In addition to the above, we should also mention WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, a PPG heart rate sensor, water-resistance, a price tag of US$249.99 for the watch and a starting price of US$29 for the straps. The Fossil website currently has seven Gen 5E smartwatches listed for sale: four models for the ladies and three for men. Ladies get four color choices for each model, while men only get three colors to choose from. For each model, there are plenty of straps to choose from, including steel, leather, and silicone ones.  

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Fossil - Gen 5E official product lineup page

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-10- 6 (Update: 2020-10- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.