Update 1 (03/02/2021 @ 08:36 AM ET): The Michael Kors Access Gen 5E Darci is now on sale in India. Scroll to the bottom 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|
|Display||1.19-inch AMOLED (390 x 390 pixels)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100|
|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%|
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
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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