The Fossil Gen 5 series of smartwatches are still some of the better Wear OS options around, and right now Amazon has a pretty good deal on them for Black Friday. There are four offers in total, and three of them are limited time deals which means they probably won’t last for very long. You’re also saving around $100 or more across the board.
As part of this deal, Amazon now has the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle and Juliana models for $179. Normally these are $295 though, so you save more than $100 on these two particular models. In addition, you can pick up the Fossil Gen 5E men’s in a 44mm size or the women’s in a 42mm size each for $159. This is down from their normal price of $249. So the savings is almost as good at a discount of $90. All-in-all, not bad for a pretty decent smartwatch on the Wear OS platform.
As a smartwatch on Wear OS, any of the Fossil Gen 5 models can do a number of things. From tracking heart rate to displaying smartphone alerts from messages, emails, and more. They also come equipped with Google Assistant so you can issue voice commands. Whether it be for smart home control or just to ask a question. Need some directions to that restaurant you wanted to try? Not a problem, just ask Google from your wrist.
All of them are equipped with Google Pay capabilities too. Which means you can more conveniently make mobile payments with any of the four. You should get about 24 hours of battery life on a single charge out of any of them. So depending on how often you wear it and what you use while you do, you may only have to charge it every couple of days. All of these connect through Bluetooth, so you will need to have your smartphone on you to use data features on the watch.