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Fossil Men\'s Gen 4 Explorist vs Withings Steel HR Sport

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Fossil Men\'s Gen 4 ExploristWithings Steel HR Sport
Title Fossil Men's Gen 4 Explorist HR Heart Rate Stainless Steel and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch, Color: Black (Model: FTW4018)Withings Steel HR Sport Hybrid Smartwatch (40mm) - Activity, Sleep, Fitness and Heart Rate Tracker with Connected GPS, Smart Notifications, Water Resistant with 25-Day Battery Life
Model Fossil
Men\'s Gen 4 Explorist
Withings
Steel HR Sport

Basic Info

Suggested Price $198.84$199.95
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Release Feb 2019Jul 2019

Overview

DescriptionThe lightweight yet durable Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch understands the way you work out. With auto workout tracking, you'll have the power to reach new goals, and a suite of apps helps you monitor your stress and sleep while you stay connected.
Top Features
  • 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
  • Heart rate tracking - Maximize your workouts with continuous heart rate and in-depth reporting plus daily and overnight HR
  • Workout mode w/connected GPS: Maps your session with distance, elevation and pace and now enjoy Strava integration
  • Fitness level - Assesses your cardiovascular capacity when running based on V02 max estimation
  • Goes the distance - Water resistant up to 50m, 25 days of battery life on one charge, durable stainless steel case
  • Sleep tracking - Wake to a Sleep Score based on light & deep sleep cycles, interruptions, depth & regularity plus enjoy a silent vibrating alarm
  • Smart notifications - Call, text, event and app notifications from your smartphone
  • The charging time is approximately 2 hours to 100% and about 1 hour to 80%.The battery life is Up to 5 days in workout mode and +20 additional days in power reserve mode (time and activity tracking only)
  • Withings products on Amazon must be “ships from and sold by” Amazon or Withings to be eligible for warranty/replacement by Withings
  • Included Components: Steel Hr Sport Multi-Sport Hybrid Smartwatch With A Dedicated Silicone Wristband, Magnetic Charging Cable, Quick Start Guide (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Sport Type: Training

Reviews

Walmart Rating3.5 (out of 171 reviews)3.8 (out of 207 reviews)
BestBuy Rating4.5 (out of 5890 reviews)
Latest Reviews

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

samsung active watch
Rating: 5
Great watch my wife loves it. She is still figuring a few things out but over all she rely loves all the functions of it
by Freddie on 2020-04-30T17:00:00


Rating: 5

by Keisha on 2020-08-07T17:00:00

Love this watch!
Rating: 5
I always wanted to upgrade to a real smartwatch from a basic fitness tracker I had gotten for free a while back. So, when I had the option to get one with my S20 Ultra pre-order, I jumped at the chance! I'm really happy with it. The size is great for me at 40mm. I went with the rose gold option as I really like rose gold jewelry. It not only looks great but works great. I have no issues with it connecting to my phone or using it. I really like all the watch face options as well as all the apps I can use. I love how I can get notified from the apps on my phone on my watch. I have A LOT of trouble sleeping and being able to track my sleep is a great thing. The fitness options are great too. I love how customizable it is. I'm still getting the hang of it but I'm very happy with it so far!
by LindsayDD on 2020-03-19T17:00:00

Gift
Rating: 5
My mother absolutely loves her new watch! Great features, reasonable price.
by Ashley on 2020-08-17T17:00:00


Rating: 4
I love how easy it was to set the watch up. its very customizable. I can get a lot of different watch faces and also add widgets. It synced effortlessly to my Note 9 and its light on my wrist. The only thing I dont like is not being able to make or receive calls on it.
by Tameli on 2019-03-29T17:00:00

Like it a lot
Rating: 4
i wish a smaller face size was available. 40mm is a little big for my liking but that is just my preference. the only negative is the battery life. it needs to be charged every day and a half to 2 days. devices i've had in the past have usually lasted twice as long on a charge.
by Brellas mom on 2020-08-02T17:00:00

Rear glass plate came off completely
Rating: 1
today i woke up and found that the rear glass plate of my galaxy watch active came off exposing the internals of the watch. i'm very careful with my devices, i never washed my hands with the watch on it. i'm extremely disappointed because the warranty has expired recently.
by reaver2006 on 2020-07-31T17:00:00

Terrible battery life
Rating: 1
After many tries at adjusting various features to reduce battery usage it was evident it came no where close to the advertised 80 hour battery life for even the basic functions. I even tried contacting Samsung for help on this issue which was pretty much useless. The reason I bought it was to replace my Fitbit, and mainly so I could listen to Spotify when running. It was between this watch and the new Fitbit equivalent but since I had a Samsung S9 I thought the they would be more compatible and it would be a seamless type of experience. Quite the opposite. The Bluetooth keeps cutting out and has to reconnect. If I keep the watch 1 or 2 feet from my ear pods it is OK, anything further it keeps dropping the connection. I bought because I thought they would be good fit with my Samsung phone. I am now turned off by everything that's Samsung. I am ditching their phone and TV's for better quality and customer service. Be warned people, their products and quality as well as their customer service has really taken a turn for the worst anymore, look somewhere else.
by Mark on 2020-08-15T17:00:00

Battery
Rating: 1
The battery absolutely sucks on the watch ,it also drains the battery on my phone , I closed out as many as as I could and didn't help, won't even make a full day on a single charge, most likely I'll be returning
by Jilly on 2020-01-11T16:00:00

Glossy coating on the band starts peeling!
Rating: 1
I bought this 1 month ago and the glossy coating on the original Samsung silicone band started peeling. I raised my concern to Samsung, and their response was its normal "wear and tear". It's extremely ugly to look at. Huge design flaw on the strap. Should not have the glossy coating on silicone, now it just looks bad.
by Penguin on 2019-12-18T16:00:00

All Features

Assembled Product Weight8 oz
Features45mm case 22mm interchangeable strap
releaseFeb 2019Jul 2019
Integrated CameraNo
Screen Resolution360 x 360
Internal Memory Capacity4 gigabytes
Processor Speed1.15 gigahertz
Adjustable BrightnessNo
Usage Time45 hours
Product Weight0.88 ounces
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance164 feet
Color CategoryGreen
Product Depth0.41 inches
Band MaterialFluoroelastomer
Voice Assistant Built-inOther
Screen Size40 millimeters
SeriesGalaxy Watch
Dust ResistantYes
Model NumberSM-R500NZGAXAR
Battery TypeLithium-ion
System Memory (RAM)0.75 gigabytes
Alert TypeVibration
Customizable Watch FacesYes
Replaceable BatteryNo
Band TypeFluoroelastomer band
Silent AlarmNo
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 Year
Global PositioningGPS
Backlit DisplayNo
Band ColorGreen
Music PlayerYes
RechargeableYes
Clasp TypeBuckle
Case Width1.56 inches
Metrics MeasuredActivity vs. inactivity
Bluetooth EnabledYes
Band Width20 millimeters
Product TypeSmartwatch
Case Thickness0.41 inches
Charging Time120 minutes
Built-In MicrophoneYes
Ingress Protection (IP) RatingIP68
NFC TechnologyYes
Screen MaterialGorilla Glass
Bluetooth Version4.2
Data Plan RequiredNo
Battery Strength IndicatorYes
Color DisplayYes
Battery Capacity230 milliampere hours
Touch ScreenYes
Mobile Payment Service SupportedSamsung Pay
Number of Sensors4
Case ShapeRound
Mobile NotificationsYes
Water ResistantYes
Charging Interface(s)Wireless
SensorsAccelerometer
Wi-Fi CompatibilityWireless B
Model FamilyGalaxy Watch Active
Additional Accessories IncludedAdditional straps; wireless charging pad
Operating System CompatibilityAndroid
Display TypeAMOLED
Form FactorWristwatch
Shock ResistantYes
Clock DisplayYes
Vibration AlertYes
Maximum Height of Shock Resistance4.9 feet
Multi-Sport TrackingYes
Operating SystemTizen
Display ScreenYes
Voice ActivatedYes
Case MaterialAluminum
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 Year
ColorGreen
Product NameGalaxy Watch Active Smartwatch 40mm Aluminum
BrandSamsung

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