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Title Fossil Gen 5 Garrett HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Black (Model: FTW4038)Fossil Men's 42MM Collider HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Leather Hybrid HR Smart Watch, Color: Black, Brown (Model: FTW7008)
Model Fossil
FTW4038
Fossil
FTW7008

Basic Info

Suggested Price $245.66$156.93
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Overview

DescriptionStreamline your lifestyle with this black Fossil Gen 5 Garrett smartwatch. This stainless steel smartwatch is packed with more features than this listing can mention. Bluetooth connectivity, Android and iOS compatibility, Google Pay and wireless syncing let you accomplish many daily tasks without taking out your phone. Featuring a pedometer, activity tracker and heart rate monitor, this Fossil Gen 5 Garrett smartwatch lets you stay on top of your fitness.Keep track of time while working out with this dark brown Fossil HR Collider hybrid smartwatch. The rechargeable battery offers up to three weeks of use when fully charged, while compatibility with select Android and iOS devices ensures flexible use. This Fossil HR Collider hybrid smartwatch has customizable buttons for personalization, and the 3 ATM water-resistance offers durability.
Top Features
  • Extend your battery life for multiple days with new, smart battery modes; magnetic USB rapid charger included; charge up to 80% in under an hour
  • Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit to track your at-home workouts; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 5ATM; Responses from Google Assistant - it’s your own personal Google, always ready to help; Take advantage of contactless pay with your watch using Google Pay
  • Case size: 46mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; Screen Size: 1. 28" display with 416x416 resolution; touchscreen functionality; Connectivity: Bluetooth(R) 4. 2 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802. 11 b/g/n; wireless syncing; imported
  • Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work Compatibility: Android 6.0+ (excluding Go edition), iOS 10.0+
  • This is one smart watch - Make the most of your down time with a smartwatch that helps with every activity. Stay connected to friends and family with phone calls and messages right on your wrist. Keep tabs on your health with guided breathing exercises, custom goal & alarm settings
  • Hybrid Smartwatch HR (Heart Rate) works with iPhone and Android Phones. The circumference of the watch is 200+/- 5mm
  • Enjoy 2+ weeks of battery life on a single charge. Accelerometer sensor is available
  • Heart Rate, Activity & Sleep Tracking with in-depth wellness stats
  • This is one smart watch - Receive and view smartphone notifications and alerts, see calendar and weather updates, control your music and more
  • A classic timepiece designed with integrated mechanical hands and an always-on read-out display showing curated information at a glance; Case size: 42mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; water resistant to 165ft (50m); imported

Reviews

Walmart Rating4.5 (out of 48 reviews)4.1 (out of 80 reviews)
BestBuy Rating4.5 (out of 10 reviews)3 (out of 1 reviews)
Latest Reviews

Love this watch
Rating: 5
Fits perfectly and I'm a big guy with a big wrist and it fits!! Pairs well with my iPhone and have many of features
by Odexx on 2020-07-01T17:00:00

Yes
Rating: 5
Great watch Easy to setup with a Android phone. But i do recommend a link band tool kit
by Jonny on 2020-05-23T17:00:00

Absolutely buy again
Rating: 5
I love everything about it, plus it's a A Fossil!
by BD on 2020-06-04T17:00:00

I will definitely be a Fossil customer for life!
Rating: 5
I have had this watch about a week now. I could not be happier with it. It is very easy to use and paired reasonably easy with my Stylo 6 phone. I have had a time or two where it dropped the Bluetooth connection to my phone but reconnected again in a short time. The watch has a very good quality build to it, and a good wright. My only grip is it can be a little hard to see in the direct sunlight. I was able to get a link taken out of the watch band easily to get a proper fit. The wear OS is very good, it has improved a lot since very 1.0 and I hope Google keeps updating it. It has the potential to be the best smartwatch platform out there. Over all this is a premium feel watch with a lot of options. I highly recommend it to anyone in the search for a really good smartwatch.
by Channon on 2020-07-12T17:00:00

My First smart watch, and well worth it. Very Happy!
Rating: 5
I had been jealous of my wife's Apple watch, and since I use an Android phone, did a bit of research on smart watches that would work with my phone. I quickly decided I wanted one using the Wear OS. Several reviews pointed me to one of three watches, and since I wanted to answer the phone (like my wife can 🙂 ) The Fossil Gen 5 was the best fit. I saw that this version of the Gen 5 watches was on sale, and liking the style, I took the plunge. I am glad I did! I love it. I am still learning how to use it to its full capability, and with my fat fingers, I am learning to use the voice input, which is working remarkably well. One issue I have found, was that if I lean on my hands, I can inadvertently push and hold the stem in, and that turns the watch off. Took me a while to realize what was happening. Now I can pretty much avoid it..
by George K on 2020-08-18T17:00:00

Would buy the stainless steel one too.
Rating: 4
It has a good design. Received many compliments on the look. Even changed the links to leather straps for different styles. Battery life is decent but tinker with it. You can respond to text messages. Like the music controller while hooked up to Bluetooth speaker.
by Layman on 2020-07-20T17:00:00

Functional but should have researched it better.
Rating: 4
I bought it mainly to keep track of my heart rate and to keep me off of my phone. Dislikes: having to keep the Wear OS app always open on my phone. There have been a couple of times I have taken it off of the battery (charged nightly) and it's immediately dropped from 100% to 99% before it's even on my wrist. Likes: looks like a watch and not like I am an honorary Spy Kid. It's quite slow sometimes but effective at the things I use it for, heart rate, timers and the actual telling of time.
by The Terror on 2020-08-23T17:00:00

Great Looking Watch
Rating: 4
2 weeks of ownership and am pleased with my purchase, Great Looking Watch. My only criticism is that in order to get through a work day I have to turn almost all features off for the Battery to last. Not much point in having a SMARTWATCH if You Can't use the FEATURES. BUT IT LOOKS GOOD.
by Selly on 2020-08-19T17:00:00

The speaker is making weird and low sound after I swimmin
Rating: 3
Are we sure this is swimproof because speaker is making weird sound after I went swimming wearing this watch .
by Kj on 2020-06-30T17:00:00

SPEAKER ISSUE
Rating: 3
All Gen 5 Fossil Garrett style watches have a speaker problem. Serious design flaw. Speaker sounds muffled resetting the watch turning Bluetooth off and on remedies this for about a day. Then it's permanently muffled and terrible sound quality. So disappointed in such a brand name having this level of sophistication failing to button up a main feature of the Gen 5 watches. The lack of bands for the Champagne color Garret G5 is also a let down. Yes you can get Gold tone but be warned the ACTUAL color of the Garret G5 is Champagne.
by 90'sCartoonGuy on 2020-05-19T17:00:00

Love it!
Rating: 5
This is what I've been wanting on a watch. Good battery life, get the basic notifications, monitor my steps and heart rate, and it actually looks and feels like a good watch! Getting the screen to lit up and updating for notifications can be tricky at times but I think some software upgrades could help. I have no regrets about this watch.
by JC on 2019-12-16T16:00:00

Perfect Balance of Smart and "Normal"
Rating: 5
Have had this watch for about a month now to replace a Fitbit Flex 2 that died and wanted something to just let me know I had an email, text, phone call and count my steps. This watch does this perfectly. To all the haters in the comments, IT IS NOT A SMARTWATCH AND YOU DID NOT PAY SMARTWATCH PRICES!!! OK, I'm done with that rant. The "e-ink" is easy to read in the daylight, the hands do glow a bit in the dark, the notifications are enough that you are not constantly staring at your watch (Apple-watch users I am looking at you!), and there is just enough customization that leaves you wanting to do more. That does not frustrate me, this is a NEW product, there will be issues as the kinks get worked out. I have hemmed and hawed if I truly like this watch or just want to like it. For my needs, I love it. Sure, there is always something more you could want, but this model hits that sweet-spot of classic and modern technology. Do your research before you buy and understand what you are buying. You will be happier than if you did not.
by Shaun on 2019-12-09T16:00:00

Exellent Watch, Great Features!
Rating: 5
I would consider myself one of the early adopters of the fossil HR and the moment I saw it, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. Something that didn't sacrifice form over function, but also gave me exactly what I needed without the extras that I didn't. At first the notifications were limited to a few apps and some messaging platforms. I assumed this was for testing purposes, to be sure that notifications of a smaller sample size would be delivered accurately and timely to the watch, so that did not bother me as I knew it was temporary. Once the big update came, WOW. I could not ask for anything better. Getting notifications on my watch helps cure my FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) without having the urge to take my phone out of my pocket. Its low profile, classic design is a welcome breathe of fresh air against the trend of black squares or circles on your wrist. I love the battery life, it really does last as long as it says, some times a day or two past depending on usage. With the new update you can set your own custom images behind the watch face, filling the e-ink display with your own personal touch. It is a monochrome display, so all colour will be removed, but that does not bother me personally. This idea is something WearOS simply can not touch on Fossils UI. If you are looking for an all out watch with all the bells and whistles, this is not it. For me, I rather have a watch that does the essentials well than do "everything" with sub par performance. It looks great, feels great, and I had no trouble falling asleep with this on. Are there improvements that can be made? sure, there always is, but its current state, it is a really good watch. You cant beat this one in its category. The "Delight to Dollar" Ratio is just right.
by Ben on 2019-12-20T16:00:00

Long battery life and great looks
Rating: 5
Super happy to discover this watch existed. I hadn't yet bought a watch because I didn't want another device to charge daily. Overall does pretty much everything I want. Excellent watch.
by kris on 2020-01-28T16:00:00

Almost a perfect hybrid watch
Rating: 5
First, I want to note that the color of the watch and the band are much darker in person than the photos on Fossil's site. The looks of the watch is very nice! The leather band is very classy and I love the look of the face. It syncs up nicely with my Android phone - haven't tried it with iOS. The step counter seems accurate and syncs nicely with Google Fit. The battery life on this thing is great! I'm not sure 14 days is accurate but at least 7-10 days without a problem. This gave me the ability to regularly use sleep tracking which is almost impossible with most smart watches due to battery life. The only dislikes I have for this watch are fairly minor/knit-picky. 1) the digital display is hard to see in less than perfect lighting - and the built-in light isn't a great help either. 2) I wish the sleep tracking let you dig a little deeper and see the exact times you woke up, were in sound sleep and light sleep. 3) notifications are kind of hard to read and take a lot of work to clear out Again, those are not a big deal to me... I'm really enjoying the watch a great deal!
by James B on 2019-11-19T16:00:00

The best option currently for smarts and battery
Rating: 4
Been using this watch for about 8 months now and and really enjoying it. The accompanying app works well, and since the release of this watch Fossil has already drastically improved the app software, now allowing you to receive notifications from any app on your phone. The band is a thin leather on the outside with rubber underneath that sits against your skin helping with moisture. The watch does not offer wireless charging, and therefore requires you to take extra special care of the single proprietary charging cable that's included. The watch band broke on me 5 months in, requiring me to purchase a replacement (it broke right at the spring bar). The software also requires you to hit several buttons through the settings each night to turn on Do Not Disturb, which is not only frustrating but has made the middle button even more worn out than previously anticipated. --- Battery Life: Easily 14+ days for me each time (Score: 5/5) --- Buttons: Great feedback on the top and bottom button, but the middle and most important one is a bit mushy. (Score: 3/5) --- Face: The watch glass face has not scratched at all as of yet, however there seems to be no information found on what type of glass it is. This leads one to believe that it is not reinforced gorilla glass. (Score: 4/5) --- Charging: Requires a proprietary charger and does not support wireless charging. However it does charge to full in about an hour. (Score: 2/5) --- Color: I got the brown version, however due note that the face of this watch looks black and not brown as shown in the photo. Still looks elegant but the brown color shown in the photo is inaccurate. (Score: 4/5) --- Customer Service: This has been excellent as I've already contacted them several times with issues I've had with the app, and have received fast and courteous replies along with an app update that already addresses several of the issues I've had. (Score: 5/5)
by colossalfossil on 2020-07-22T17:00:00

Come for the e-ink, stay for the style
Rating: 4
Have only had the watch for a couple of weeks, but I have really grown to like it. I was a fan of Pebble smartwatches, but unfortunately the company making those e-ink smartwatches is no more. This is the only smartwatch on the market with e-ink today, as far as I know. This line of Fossil hybrid watches still has room to grow in their e-ink technology, but it is a very functional and very appropriately-styled watch (which can be worn for any occasion). My requirement for a smartwatch is that the screen always stay on, or at least there is some way to tell the time/date without waking up the smartwatch. This watch does that. Twice. Traditional analog hands over the e-ink is really fun, and I like to make them move with a flick of the wrist. Thank you for releasing this line of watches, Fossil. I look forward to being a part of your innovation in this space in the coming years!
by Tommy on 2019-12-08T16:00:00

Almost really good...
Rating: 3
Looks great. Battery life is excellent. Notification support is terrible. The good: +I love the look of the watch. Unless you look closely you can't tell it is a smartwatch. +The size is perfect. +After 2 weeks I still have 31% battery remaining which is crazy good. The bad: -Notification support is awful. It doesn't give you notifications for everything your phone does. It only supports a handful of apps. NOWHERE in the marketing materials is this limitation mentioned. My work email (which is through Outlook) is not supported. Neither is Telegram or Skype. -The customization doesn't really give you any meaningful options. It's very limited. -Tapping to turn on the light is almost never recognized. You have to bang on it very hard. Even doing that it takes multiple tries. And the customization wont let you move this function over to a physical button, which I would prefer. -The watch band that comes with the watch is leather, however be aware that is is not 100% leather. The part that touches your skin is rubber. I found this to be uncomfortable and bought a 3rd party band that feels softer.
by BobComment on 2019-11-24T16:00:00

A solid watch but hard to see
Rating: 3
I really liked the watch. However, the LEDs that are supposed to come on with a double tap are very unreliable. Sometimes it would take 10 or so taps to come on. Without the light it is extremely difficult to read the time in the dark. Other than that it was a solid watch. The software will get better I'm sure. There needed to be an option for a permanent digital clock on the back display though.
by Sam on 2019-11-21T16:00:00

I really love this watch, however the software kills it
Rating: 1
The Collider HR watch is very nice itself, but the software is absolutely terrible. A few issues: - Color: Watch is much darker than the photos. Its more black than light brown. Still looks nice, but NOT the color you see in the photos. - App Notification: the app only supports notifications for 13 apps. I have several others there are required - Wyze Cam, Hangouts Chat (separate app from Hangouts) Skype, etc. I don't understand this limited availability. I saw in an announcement that they are releasing support for more apps (including Google Inbox [which doesn't exist anymore]). However they will never keep up with the thounds of new apps being introduced everyday that people use. - While the watch has several useful functions (Stopwatch, View Past Notifications, Wellness Dashboard, Workout Mode, Music Control, Timer, Weather), the only way to access them on the watch is to link them to one of the 3 buttons. Lets say you don't have the Stopwatch linked to one of the 3 buttons - want to access it? You can't. You can set up multiple 'profiles' with different functions linked, but you have to go into your phone, into the Fossil App, and change it. - Do Not Disturb schedule doesn't link with phone. The app will notify me even if the phone is in DND mode (for example overnight). The watch either needs to copy the DND from the phone, or be able to set a schedule for DND. - Turn of HR sensor. I don't care about continuous HR monitoring. I'd like the ability to turn off the HR monitoring, which you can't do. - Phantom notifications. I get all kinds of notifications for apps that only come through on the watch and not the phone. For example, The watch buzzes with notification when it's clearing, and 'no new message' with Snapchat. - Alarms & timers syncing from the phone - if you set a timer on your phone, the watch does not notify you if it goes off. You have to go into the Fossil App and set a timer in there to get your watch to buzz. - Random disconnect
by David H. on 2019-11-19T16:00:00

All Features

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SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer
Battery Strength IndicatorYes
Internal Memory Capacity8 gigabytes16 gigabytes
Display TypeAMOLEDAnalog
Case Size46 millimeters
Customizable Watch FacesYes
Form FactorWristwatchWristwatch
Charging Interface(s)WirelessNone
Touch ScreenYesYes
Clock DisplayYesYes
ColorBlack with Black Stainless Steel BandDark Brown
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance98 feet98 feet
RechargeableYesYes
Model FamilyFossil Gen 5
Product Depth0.47 inches
Wi-Fi CompatibilityWireless BNone
Mobile NotificationsYes
Alert TypeVibrationVibration
Voice ActivatedYes
Band MaterialStainless steelLeather
Global PositioningGPSNone
Central Processing UnitQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
Product Height1.81 inches1.7 inches
Product NameGen 5 Smartwatch 46mm Stainless SteelHybrid HR Smartwatch 42mm
Display ScreenYesYes
Band Width22 millimeters22 millimeters
Case ShapeRoundRound
BrandFossilFossil
Bluetooth Version4.2Other
Color DisplayYesNo
Backlit DisplayNoNo
Metrics MeasuredActivity vs. inactivityDistance traveled
Music PlayerYes
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts2 Years2 years
Usage Time36 hours504 hours
Built-In MicrophoneYes
SeriesGarrett HRHybrid HR
Case MaterialStainless steel
Case Thickness0.47 inches
Case Width1.81 inches
System Memory (RAM)1 gigabytes
Bluetooth EnabledYesYes
Band TypeLink braceletStrap
Mobile Payment Service SupportedGoogle Pay
Clasp TypeBuckleBuckle
NFC TechnologyYes
Color CategoryBlackBlack
Model NumberFTW4038FTW7008
Operating System CompatibilityAndroidApple iOS
Water ResistantYesYes
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor2 Years2 years
Additional Accessories IncludedUSB magnetic chargerUSB charger
Operating SystemWear OS
App CompatibleYesYes
Vibration AlertYesYes
Band ColorBlackDark Brown
Product TypeSmartwatchSmartwatch
Voice Assistant Built-inGoogle Assistant
Number of Sensors2
Integrated CameraNo
Product Width1.7 inches
Battery TypeOther
Data Plan RequiredNo

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