Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Touchscreen Smartwatch, Black & Brown

Last updated date: November 13, 2020

DWYM Score

7.9

Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Touchscreen Smartwatch, Black & Brown

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 18 expert reviews, the Fossil Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Touchscreen Smartwatch, Black & Brown placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android Phones. Case size: 44mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands. Battery: 24 Hr + multi day extended mode **Varies based on usage and after updates install**. USB cable with magnetic charger snaps to rings on watch caseback and spins 360 degrees for ease of use. Charge up to 80% in under an hour. Heatlh and fitness: Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; New wellness enchancements allow you to track sleep history, monitor your restfulness and set sleep goals. Lifestyle: This smart watch has always on display with thousands of watch faces to personalize your look and always see the time. Hundreds of apps from assistant to fitness, payments, music, social, news, games, stop watches, and more. With a swimproof design and charging in less than an hour, it’s perfect for all your activities. Smart watch functions: Stay connected with notifications for calls, texts, apps and automatic time, time zone and calendar syncing. Never miss a call - answer and make calls directly on your watch when your phone is out of reach.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.6
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.5
5,772 user reviews

What experts liked

Stylishly subtle design.
- Tech Radar
I especially like that the contacts for charging the watch are two complete rings — so you don’t have to line up the charger.
- The Verge
These watches run Google Wear OS, which has better app support via Google Play and full Google Assistant integration for sending messages or setting reminders.
- The New York Times

What experts didn't like

Speaker is subpar.
- Tech Radar
Complicated battery settings.
- The Verge
However, Wear OS still suffers from sluggish performance and awkward notification management.
- The New York Times

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