You can now get your hands on Fossil’s new Gen 5E smartwatches in India

You can now get your hands on Fossil’s new Gen 5E smartwatches in India

Update 1 (03/02/2021 @ 08:36 AM ET): The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci is now on sale in India. Click here for more information. The article as published on February 5, 2021, is preserved below.

Fossil’s latest lineup of Wear OS smartwatches, the Fossil Gen 5E, is finally available for purchase in India. First unveiled back in October last year, the new smartwatches offer almost all the features that you get with the premium Gen 5 lineup but at a more affordable price.

Fossil Gen 5E: Specifications

Specification Fossil Gen 5E
  • 44mm
    • 22mm standard band
  • 42mm
    • 22mm standard band
Display 1.19-inch AMOLED (390 x 390 pixels)
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
Storage 4GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
Sensors Heart rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Water resistance 3 ATM
Battery & Charging 300mAh, 50 minutes to 80%
Software Wear OS

The Fossil Gen 5E lineup is based on last year’s Gen 5 series. It’s essentially the same lineup with a couple of missing features. As such, the new Gen 5E smartwatches feature a smaller 1.19-inch AMOLED display with a lower 390 x 390 resolution. They include almost all the fitness tracking features offered on the Gen 5 lineup, including sleep tracking, activity tracking, and continuous heart rate monitoring. You can also use the Fossil Gen 5E smartwatches to make and receive phone calls, control your smart devices with the Google Assistant, and make payments via Google Pay.

Since the Fossil Gen 5E smartwatches are based on the Gen 5 lineup, they feature similar hardware. They pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 300mAh battery. The watches are also water-resistant up to 3ATM. However, Fossil has shaved off some features to keep the price low. Along with a lower resolution display, the Gen 5E lineup misses out on an ambient light sensor or standalone GPS, its internal storage has been halved to 4GB, and the crown on the watch doesn’t rotate for navigation. As a result, the new lineup is priced around ₹4,500 cheaper than the Gen 5 variants.

Pricing & Availability

The Fossil Gen 5E lineup is priced at ₹18,495, and it’s already up for sale at Fossil’s offline stores, the company’s website, Flipkart, and Myntra. The lineup includes two size variants — 42mm and 44mm — and a bunch of colorways. However, the pricing remains constant across all models.

Update: Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci smartwatches can now be purchased in India

The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci was launched globally back in CES 2021, and the smartwatch is now available to purchase in India. You can buy it from for ₹25,995 (~$355).

    Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci
    The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci features a premium design and all the smartness you'd expect from a Wear S smartwatch. You get a nice OLED display, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, continuous heart rate monitoring, NFC and even Google Assistant support. Plus, you get that Michael Kors brand look to accentuate your social worth.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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