Fossil Gen 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 – Which is Better?

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Fossil Gen 5 is Wear OS smartwatch powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip, while Versa 2 runs on a proprietary OS, these two are some of the best smartwatches on the market, both of which were released in 2019. Each of these two comes in an attractive design and equipped to track your daily active life, keeps you connected to all important updates and entertains you with music storage and support for streaming with popular services such as Spotify, as well as keep you going for over a day with long battery life. This comparison compares Fossil Gen 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 to identify the differences and of course help you decide which is a better smartwatch.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 Specs Comparison

 
 
Product Info

Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications, Features and Price

Price $295.00 $233.56 $159.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fossil Gen 5 Calyle Fitbit Versa 2
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Predecessor Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Fitbit Versa
Successor
Models
Date released August, 2019 September, 2019
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.28 inch 1.4 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED
Resolution 416 x 416 px
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Rectangular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Stainless steel Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap size 22 mm 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Color Black, Brown, Smoke Black, Bordeaux, Copper rose, Grey
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Dimension 44 x 44 x 12 mm 40 x 40 x 12 mm
Weight 40 grams
Waterproof rating 3ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes Yes, recommended
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes No
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB
ROM 8GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes No
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Yes No
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Pulse Ox. No Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes
Onscreen workout No Yes
Preloaded sport modes Yes 20
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 310mAh
Battery life Regular: 24hrs+ Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 2hrs
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Wear OS Fitbit OS
Chipset Snapdragon 3100
CPU
GPU
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fossil Q App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android, iOS
Payment system Google Pay Fitbit Pay
Customizable strap 22 mm, Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Alexa
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 5 Calyle, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps
Price $295.00 $233.56 $159.00

Fossil Gen 5 vs Fitbit Versa 2 Differences

Gen 5 Calyle

Versa 2

Display Size

1.28 inches

1.4 inches 

Dimension

44 x 44 x 12 mm

40 x 40 x 12 mm

Case Material

Stainless steel

Aluminum

Weight

Heavier

40 grams

Bezel

Stainless steel

Aluminum

Loudspeaker

Yes

No

Bluetooth Calling

Yes

No

Storage

8GB

4GB

Voice Assistant

Google assistant

Alexa

Payment

Google Pay

Fitbit Pay

Inubuilt GPS

Yes

No

Menstrual Cycle Tracking

No

Yes

Blood Oxygen Tracking

No

Yes

On-screen Workout

No

Yes

Battery Life with Always-on

1 Day

5 days+

Although each of these two looks very attractive, Versa 2 with aluminum case weighs a little less than Gen 5, it’s also slimmer and more compact, yet has a wider 1.4 inches compared to 1.28 inches.

On the other hand, Gen 5 comes with a loudspeaker which Versa 2 lacks, and as a result, you can make and receive calls directly from Gen 5 (must be connected to phone Bluetooth), but not on Versa 2. Gen 5 also has a bigger 8GB storage compared to 4GB of Versa 2, this allows you to store more of your favorite tracks.

Gen 5 has inbuilt GPS which Versa 2 lacks, you’ll need to connect to your phone GPS to access GPS functions on Versa 2. In other words, you need to carry your phone along every time you go out for an outdoor workout. However, with Fitbit in-depth activity tracking technology built into Versa 2, it’s equipped with more activity tracking features such as blood oxygen tracking, onscreen workout coach, and menstrual cycle tracking, all of which Gen 5 lacks.

Even though Gen 5 is powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip that enables the battery saver feature, it still has a far shorter battery life when compared to Versa 2. While you can get up to 5 days or more form Veras 2, you should expect about a day with Gen 5, and about 2 days or more with the battery saver enabled.

Which is Better?

I think each of this two smartwatches is very outstanding in design, features, and battery life, its a duel between more features on Gen 5 vs more fitness tracking features and long battery life on Versa 2.

Versa 2 is a better smartwatch for you if you looking for a comprehensive fitness tracker with a long battery life that lets you go days from a single charge, its a decent smartwatch with great features.

On the other hand, Fossil Gen 5 has a higher sophisticated design, although less comfortable wear. It’s a better smartwatch for you if you looking for a smartwatch with more features like huge music storage capacity, access to more third-party apps, and the ability to call from the watch which brings a reasonable level of convenience.

Bottom line, Fitbit Versa 2 is a better fitness tracker, while Fossil Gen 5 will give you access to more features.

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