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Fossil Gen 6 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – Which is Better?

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The Gen 6 is the successor to the popular Gen 5 that was released last year. The new watch is also the latest Wear OS smartwatch to join the recently released Galaxy Watch 4 series that ported from Tizen OS to Wear OS. The Gen 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 4100+ chip, thus joining Ticwatch Pro 3 in the list of Snapdragon 4100 smartwatches. The Gen 6 features a Spo2 sensor for blood oxygen measurement as well as loaded with regular features such as 8GB storage capacity, microphone, loudspeaker, and Google Pay. There is also an Spo2 sensor, 8GB storage, microphone, loudspeaker, and more on Ticwatch Pro. This post compares the difference between the Fossil Gen 6 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 to find out which is a better smartwatch for you.

Fossil Gen 6 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 Full Technical Specifications Comparison

Product Info
Fossil Gen 6 Full Specifications

Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Ticwatch Pro 3 full specs and features

Ticwatch Pro 3 - First Wear OS Snapdragon 4100 Smartwatch

Price $249.65 $296.85
Device name Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Ticwatch Pro 3
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Predecessor Fossil Gen 5 Ticwatch Pro 2020
Date released September, 2021 September, 2020
Display size 1.28 inch 1.4 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, FSTN, Full color
Resolution 416 x 416 px 454 x 454 px
Pixel density 326 ppi
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
Shape Circular Circular, Curved
Case material Stainless steel Glass Fiber, Polyamide
Strap material Leather, Silicone, Stainless steel Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Color Black/black silicone band, Black/Brown leather band, Black/Green Camo Grosgrain band, Smoke/Smoke stainless steel band Black
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimension 44 x 44 x 12 mm 47 x 48 x 12.2 mm
Weight N/A 41.9g
Waterproof rating 3ATM IP68
Swim-proof Yes Yes
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
Memory card slot No No
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Reply messages - -
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 310mAh 577mAh
Battery life Regular: 24hrs+ Regular: 3 – 45 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
Operating system Wear OS Wear OS
Chipset Snapdragon 4100+ Snapdragon 4100
CPU 1.7 GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz dual core
GPU Adreno 504 GPU Adreno 504
Companion app Fossil Q App Ticwatch App
Compatibility Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android, iOS
Payment system Google Pay Google Pay
Customizable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 6, Manual, Straps Charger, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch Pro 3
Price $249.65 $296.85
  1. Design
  2. Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Available colors

    The design of Gen 6 is very similar to that of Gen 5, it has a circular shape with three physical buttons. It comes in two sizes: 42mm and 44mm. The case is made of stainless steel with straps available in leather, stainless, and silicone materials. While the 42mm size is compatible with 18mm wide straps, and the 44mm is compatible with 22mm straps.

    Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Available colors

    Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display of the Gen 6 and it is rated 3ATM which represents 30meters waterproof. Going by this rating, it’s safe to wear the Gen 6 under rain or perhaps to the shower (not recommended for deepwater activities)

    On the other hand, Ticwatch Pro 3 is also durably built, it has a case size of 47mm while the straps come in silicone. The case is made of stainless steel reinforced with high-strength nylon and glass fiber material. The Gen 6 is a more compact smartwatch than Ticwatch 4 Pro. The Ticwatch Pro also has three physical buttons with touchscreen support for effortless navigation.

  3. Display – Ticwatch Pro 3 has dual display mode
  4. Ticwatch Pro 3 has a 1.4 inches display that is bigger than Gen 6’s 1.28 inches. While Gen 6 is powered by AMOLED, the Ticwatch Pro 3 has a dual display mode of AMOLED/FSTN. This allows you to switch between the two displays, the FSTN display extends the battery life of Ticwatch Pro 3 by up to 45 days, but however, disables all Wear OS features leaving just time, date, and other minimal features.

  5. Fitness Tracking Features – Ticwatch Pro 3 is a more comprehensive health tracker
  6. Like other Fossil smartwatches, the Gen 6 is fitness-centered, and this time, Fossil has added an Spo2 sensor for blood oxygen measurement. Fossil Gen 6 is also equipped with a heart rate sensor, altimeter, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and an inbuilt GPS. These sensors enable it to track your heart rate, steps, calories, sleep, and floors climbed. The inbuilt GPS enables tracking for outdoor activities like your routes and locations.

    Ticwatch Pro 3 also has these features, it’s equipped with a heart rate sensor, altimeter, compass, gyroscope, Spo2 sensor, and inbuilt GPS. It can track your outdoor activities like your routes and locations. It can also track your heart rate, sleep, stress and can also count floors. Blood oxygen monitoring is also available on Ticwatch Pro 3. Both Gen 6 and Ticwatch Pro 3 feature preloaded sport modes that you can choose from.

    In addition, Ticwatch Pro 3 features hearing protection and breathing rate monitoring which are not available on Gen 6. In other words, Ticwatch Pro 3 has more health tracking features than Gen 6.

  7. Storage
  8. Both Ticwatch Pro 3 and Gen 6 are packed with an 8GB storage capacity that allows you to store your favorite tracks on the watch. Each of these two also has a microphone and loudspeaker that allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch as long as your phone is nearby. You can access Google Assistant on both smartwatches which will allow you to use your voice to do simple tasks.

  9. Notifications and Reminders
  10. With the Gen 6 and Ticwatch Pro 3, you can manage notifications that you receive on your phone. When notification is enabled in the respective companion apps, the Gen 6 will alert you when there is an incoming call, SMS, or notifications from other apps installed on your phone. Ticwatch Pro 3 will also alert you when you receive a notification on your phone. Both watches will also allow you to reply to messages.

    Each of these two has an NFC that supports Google Pay – a non-contactless system that allows you to make payment directly from the watch (a great way to stay safe from Covid-19).

  11. Battery Life

The battery life of the Gen 6 has not seen any significant improvement from that of Gen 5 despite being powered by the 4100+ chip. It can last up to 24hours, and therefore means that you will need to charge the device at least every day if you wish to wear it daily.

On the other hand, the Ticwatch Pro 3 which features a dual display mode has a longer battery life than Gen 6. With the AMOLED display, Ticwatch Pro 3 can last up to 48 hours, while the FSTN essential display mode will keep you going for up to 45 days.

Which is Better?

Each of these two is a well-designed smartwatch, equipped with lots of features. It boils down to what tickles your fantasy. Personally, I will go with Ticwatch Pro 3, it’s a more comprehensive smartwatch with longer battery life than Gen 6.

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