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Fossil Gen 5 Julianna HR vs Fossil Men\'s Gen 4 Explorist

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Fossil Gen 5 Julianna HRFossil Men\'s Gen 4 Explorist
Title Fossil Unisex 44MM Gen 5 Julianna HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold/Blush (Model: FTW6054)Fossil Men's Gen 4 Explorist HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Black (Model: FTW4018)
Model Fossil
Gen 5 Julianna HR
Fossil
Men\'s Gen 4 Explorist

Basic Info

Suggested Price $295.00$198.84
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Release Nov 2019Feb 2019

Overview

DescriptionMonitor 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
  • 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
  • Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android Phones
  • Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; Google Assistant built in - it’s your own personal Google, always ready to help; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google Pay
  • This is one smart watch - receive smartphone notifications and app alerts, manage your calendar, control your music, download third party apps (your favorite ride-sharing or music apps), and customize your watch face; touchscreen functionality, built-in fitness tracker, microphone, music storage & controls, custom goal & alarm settings, calendar alerts, multiple time zones, weather, LED flashlight, wireless syncing
  • Estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage plus 2 additional days in low-power mode; magnetic USB rapid charger included; charge up to 80% in under an hour
  • Classic Design. Modern Tech. This 45mm Explorist HR (Heart Rate) touchscreen smartwatch lets you track your heart rate, receive notifications, customize your dial and more; Case size: 45mm; Band size: 22mm; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands; easily change your watch band with quick release pins; imported

Reviews

Walmart Rating3.6 (out of 74 reviews)3.5 (out of 171 reviews)
BestBuy Rating4.6 (out of 7 reviews)
Latest Reviews

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

I'm Totally Satisfied
Rating: 5
I fell in love with this watch since the first day I bought it. I really love all the features on the watch.
by Alwayz Hungry on 2020-03-21T17:00:00

I like this
Rating: 5
Goos watch, amazing design
by Alberths28 on 2020-02-02T16:00:00

Really great with a few minor setbacks
Rating: 4
It's a good watch and well-rounded. However, the touch screen can be a little sluggish as well as some of the fitness apps. It's very usable, though, and if anyone wants an affordable and usable watch, I would recommend this one.
by Sierra on 2019-12-31T16:00:00

A solid upgrade
Rating: 4
So far, I've had a gen 2 Wander (LOVED), a gen 3 Explorist, and have just upgraded to the exact same in gen 4, (another black Explorist)--so this is a real apples-to-apples review. (I'm 5'3", 150lb F & love my chunky watches!) Something I noticed immediately was how much lighter the gen 4 Explorist was compared to gen 3. The case is just slightly thinner, with a more platicky back to accommodate the HR monitor. So the profile is just a little thinner. The case looks bigger, because the metal frame is narrower, but the bezel under the glass is still pretty big--the screen itself is no bigger, but it looks really nice. I DO miss the speaker a little bit--I never used my watches for phone calls, but liked to have a sound go with the vibration when getting an alert or alarm. However the change in weight has made the vibration feel better on this watch than the last generation, so I've been pretty comfortable with having it gone. The three hardware buttons are still one of my favorite things--the two side buttons are still re-mappable, and that's very handy! I'm finding that this watch isn't scooting down on my wrist as much as the heavier gen 3, so I'm not accidentally hitting the buttons with the top of my hand when bending my wrist nearly as much. Battery life at first was pretty awful, but that's par for the course on a new watch. Remember to give your watch a few days to fully update. One thing I did that immediately improved my battery life was clear the data from the fossil app on the watch so that the "Fossil" app was no longer reading HR. That was an unfortunate loss for me--I really liked seeing my heart rate on my watch faces, and that was one of my reasons for upgrading. But the Fossil app was killing my battery life. I was able to turn on constant monitoring in Google Fit, and I'm consistently getting 20-24 hours of battery. I get better stats, and all I have to do is scroll over to the HR tile. Happy with my upgrade!
by Lolo on 2019-06-20T17:00:00

Very good
Rating: 4
I love what options I have with this watch and the compatibility. However not all the apps work how I expected they would, which is understandable as I am not familiar with smartwatch tech. I purchased this for work so that I could answer texts and look at work email. I can in fact do those things, but there are apps that simply do not work the same as you would expect. In summary, it does depend on your phone and its service and it seems to be more of an incoming message reciever rather than making a quick text outgoing.
by Amanda on 2018-12-07T16:00:00

Watch is good, strap not so much.
Rating: 3
The watch itself is very nice and easy to use. I would not get the silicone band again. It ripped off on the third day of use from simply reaching into my pocket. Get the leather or a metal band and you should be good to go.
by BrokeBandBobby on 2020-01-10T16:00:00

Still getting the hang of it, not 100% yet.
Rating: 3
Over all i really love the watch. Its really nice and fits my wrist well. I am still getting the hang of it though so theres a few things that either are glitches or its just me. But, the battery does not last as long as i thought it would. Im wearing it by 5am and it will definitely be dead by midnight. Also it does not seem to be able to be connected to my phone and my headphones at the same time, so i have to disconnect it from my phone so i can play music at the gym. This was a huge hassle to then reconnect. Other than that its been good. Still not 100% loving it yet though. Time will tell.
by Brie Brie on 2019-12-09T16:00:00

Don't buy this watch if you wear on left wrist.
Rating: 2
I'm left handed and I wear watches on my left wrist. Every time I bend my wrist it presses all the buttons and the watch goes crazy. I thought when it said adjustable watch face it meant you could invert it to wear on your left wrist with the buttons facing away from your hand. Plus it's hard to figure out if you don't use google apps.
by Cptn Rich on 2020-07-04T17:00:00

Step count between Explorist HR Gen 4 and Fitbit versa 2
Rating: 2
I have this model, I like all its design. What I do not like is the way of counting steps, I have compared it with the fitbit versa 2, I have walked them at the same time and at the end of the day the fibit counts almost 5,000 more steps. I have taken steps and seeing both smartwatch. I still don't know the reason why
by Aldemar on 2020-06-11T17:00:00

I wouldn't recommend this watch.
Rating: 1
The battery dies like in 8 hours it's crazy. I have the wifi and that feature allowing you to make payments turned off and this battery still does not last. I'm wondering how can I get my money back but I think I threw away the return slip.
by Bre the gullible on 2020-04-11T17:00:00

All Features

Web ID9590361
releaseNov 2019Feb 2019
SensorsAccelerometer
Internal Memory Capacity4 gigabytes
Display TypeAMOLED
Color DisplayYes
Customizable Watch FacesYes
Form FactorWristwatch
Backlit DisplayYes
Metrics MeasuredActivity vs. inactivity
Battery SizeBuilt-in battery
Charging Interface(s)Wireless
Touch ScreenYes
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts2 Years
ColorRose Gold with Blush Leather Band
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance98 feet
RechargeableYes
Usage Time36 hours
Product Depth0.5 inches
Built-In MicrophoneYes
Wi-Fi CompatibilityWireless B
SeriesJulianna HR
Minimum Wrist Size7 inches
Alert TypeVibration
Case MaterialStainless steel
Case Thickness0.47 inches
Case Width1.73 inches
System Memory (RAM)1000 gigabytes
Bluetooth EnabledYes
Voice ActivatedYes
Band MaterialLeather
Band TypeStrap
Mobile Payment Service SupportedGoogle Pay
Clasp TypeBuckle
Global PositioningGPS
NFC TechnologyYes
Color CategoryRose gold
Model NumberFTW6054
Operating System CompatibilityAndroid
Water ResistantYes
Replaceable BatteryYes
Product Height1.7 inches
Product NameGen 5 Smartwatch 44mm Stainless Steel
Display ScreenYes
Band Width22 millimeters
Case ShapeRound
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor2 Years
BrandFossil
Additional Accessories IncludedUSB magnetic charger
Operating SystemWear OS
Vibration AlertYes
Band ColorBlush
Product TypeSmartwatch
Assembled Product Weight8 oz
Features45mm case 22mm interchangeable strap

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