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Fossil FTW7008 vs Fossil Gen 5 Julianna HR

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Fossil FTW7008Fossil Gen 5 Julianna HR
Title Fossil Men's 42MM Collider HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Leather Hybrid HR Smart Watch, Color: Black, Brown (Model: FTW7008)Fossil Unisex 44MM Gen 5 Julianna HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold/Blush (Model: FTW6054)
Model Fossil
FTW7008
Fossil
Gen 5 Julianna HR

Basic Info

Suggested Price $156.93$295.00
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Release Nov 2019

Overview

DescriptionKeep 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.Monitor your workout performance with this blush leather Fossil Julianna HR smartwatch. The untethered GPS keeps track of your movements, while Bluetooth technology syncs with your Android or iOS smartphone for useful notifications. This 44mm swimproof Fossil Julianna HR smartwatch features built-in memory for your playlist, and Google Pay supports hands-free purchases.
Top Features
  • 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
  • Smartwatches powered with wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android phones; Water Resistance: 3 ATM. Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.2 Low Energy
  • Extend your battery life for multiple days with new, smart Battery modes; magnetic USB rapid Charger included; charge UP to 80 percent in under an hour
  • Case size: 44mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; screen size: 1.28 inch. Do not use a USB hub, USB splitter, USB y-cable, battery pack or other peripheral device to charge
  • Heart rate and activity tracking using Google fit; Built in GPS for Distance tracking; swimproof design 3Atm; responses from Google assistant it’s your own personal Google, always ready to help; speed through checkout with your watch using Google pay
  • This is one smart watch now with a speaker for Audible alerts and taking phone calls, Google assistant responses and more; Receive smartphone notifications and alerts; Microphone; Download third party apps with 8Gb of storage and 1G ram memory capacity

Reviews

Walmart Rating4.1 (out of 80 reviews)3.6 (out of 74 reviews)
BestBuy Rating3 (out of 1 reviews)4.6 (out of 7 reviews)
Latest Reviews

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

Love it
Rating: 5
I had for over a year and its good and still love it. I have different bands to change out the look. love it more then other smartwatches it has that girly touch and looks like a normal circle watch vs other smartwatches. I have other apps to make it custom to my liking and change it around. I read people complaining about the battery but every night my phone and watch go on the charger, nothing to complain about just part of my daily routine. I love it and always looking for new bands to wear with it.
by Tina on 2020-05-02T17:00:00

Best Smartwatch Yet.
Rating: 5
I've used Fitbit, and then another wearOS Smartwatch, and the Gen 5 Julianna far exceeds them both. The battery life is shorter than some, but that's not a deal breaker for me. I live the smaller size and decorative touches as well.
by Shannon on 2019-12-23T16:00:00

Nice gen 5
Rating: 5
I like monitoring my blood pressure and watching how many steps I take on my watch. I haven't connected it with my phone yet but I like it so far.
by Rae on 2019-12-12T16:00:00

I would buy it again
Rating: 5
I bought this watch for my daughter, because I have so many Fossil watches, and thought she would like it too, but she choose another brand. I'd would buy one for me because it's practical and easy to use, not heavy at all and like the style very much. So I do recommend this watch.
by Fossil collection on 2020-06-26T17:00:00

So far so good,
Rating: 4
Havent had any issues I'm still gettin to know the watch. I quickly bought wrist bands because of the reviews of how fast the original gets dirty so I havent worned mines. I went to the gym with it seems pretty accurate with the steps. It's only been about 2 weeks or so that I've had not much to say. Replies to messages well and hasnt gone dead on me just yet. Like it works a full day, I'm not on it all day and not many apps running as well.. 3 stars because no issues yet . I bought accessories so I wont destroy it. That's a clear protector on the face
by Kesha on 2020-06-21T17:00:00

Amazing
Rating: 4
I love this watch. I got this to upgrade from my fossil hybrid. There is 1 main thing that this watch doesn't do that my hybrid did (and the reason I didn't rate 5 star). The fossil app for my hybrid kept up with my sleep but this gen 5 operates through Google and it doesn't have that and it's pretty disappointing. I would much rather have a Fossil app to go with this
by Hybrid lover on 2019-12-24T16:00:00

Beautiful watch
Rating: 4
My only concern is that the leather strap is so pretty at first but it gets dirty and work downtown almost immediately.
by Away on 2019-12-14T16:00:00

Love the watch but 2 things...
Rating: 3
1. Battery length not as advertised, currently at 62% after wearing for 9 hours from fully charged. 2. Leather band already looks old after 1 week. I do not keep it on while cleaning or washing my hands. It just seems to absorb dirt. Otherwise, this is a great watch once you get it set up how you like.
by LALA on 2019-12-16T16:00:00

I loved this watch, until it fell apart
Rating: 2
I love Fossil, I love so many of the products they produce! When they came out with the HR Smartwatch, I was so excited!! I had wanted a smartwatch that looked like a traditional watch with the circular face, not the square face. My husband bought this watch for my birthday November 22, 2018. I've had this watch for less than a year and suddenly it wouldn't charge or hold its battery life. I tried all the troubleshooting I could find and nothing worked. Then yesterday, while trying to charge the watch, as I pick it up from the charger the bottom side of my watch almost completely separated (see included photos). The seal is completely gone. I have taken very good care of this watch. You will see in the pictures that there is NO damage, at all, to any area or parts of my watch. I have never showered, swam or washed dishes while wearing the watch. I have no clue how this could have happened. I can't find the receipt to send my watch in to be fixed or else I would. I love this watch because it's fashionable and functional to workout with. I don't love that it falls apart when well taken care of. Buy at your own discretion, but keep your receipt incase the worst should happen.
by Emily the disappointed on 2019-10-02T17:00:00

No
Rating: 1
I've l had my watch for 3 day and the band looks horrible. I wash my hands a lot and it got wet and looks like it about to start falling apart.
by Elvy on 2019-12-12T16:00:00

All Features

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SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer
Internal Memory Capacity16 gigabytes4 gigabytes
Display TypeAnalogAMOLED
Color DisplayNoYes
Form FactorWristwatchWristwatch
Number of Sensors2
Backlit DisplayNoYes
Integrated CameraNo
Metrics MeasuredDistance traveledActivity vs. inactivity
Product Width1.7 inches
Battery TypeOther
Charging Interface(s)NoneWireless
Touch ScreenYesYes
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts2 years2 Years
Clock DisplayYes
ColorDark BrownRose Gold with Blush Leather Band
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance98 feet98 feet
RechargeableYesYes
Usage Time504 hours36 hours
Wi-Fi CompatibilityNoneWireless B
SeriesHybrid HRJulianna HR
Alert TypeVibrationVibration
Bluetooth EnabledYesYes
Data Plan RequiredNo
Band MaterialLeatherLeather
Band TypeStrapStrap
Clasp TypeBuckleBuckle
Global PositioningNoneGPS
Color CategoryBlackRose gold
Model NumberFTW7008FTW6054
Operating System CompatibilityApple iOSAndroid
Water ResistantYesYes
Product Height1.7 inches1.7 inches
Product NameHybrid HR Smartwatch 42mmGen 5 Smartwatch 44mm Stainless Steel
Display ScreenYesYes
Band Width22 millimeters22 millimeters
Case ShapeRoundRound
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor2 years2 Years
BrandFossilFossil
Additional Accessories IncludedUSB chargerUSB magnetic charger
Bluetooth VersionOther
App CompatibleYes
Vibration AlertYesYes
Band ColorDark BrownBlush
Product TypeSmartwatchSmartwatch
Web ID9590361
releaseNov 2019
Customizable Watch FacesYes
Battery SizeBuilt-in battery
Product Depth0.5 inches
Built-In MicrophoneYes
Minimum Wrist Size7 inches
Case MaterialStainless steel
Case Thickness0.47 inches
Case Width1.73 inches
System Memory (RAM)1000 gigabytes
Voice ActivatedYes
Mobile Payment Service SupportedGoogle Pay
NFC TechnologyYes
Replaceable BatteryYes
Operating SystemWear OS

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