As a watchmaker that has been around for a good amount of time, Fossil has created a name for itself as a reliable manufacturer, so we can only expect good things out of its foray into the smartwatch space. The Fossil Gen 5 is already proving to be a decent alternative for anyone that doesn\u2019t feel ready to spend their cash on one of the top-shelf picks from the Apple watch series, as it seeks to charm a good section of the market into using Google\u2019s Wear OS. If you\u2019ve never tried out any wear OS watches before, then the Fossil Gen 5 would be a great one to start with. Go ahead and read this smartwatch review to find out why it takes the 4th spot on our best android smartwatch list.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch Review\r\nAs the name might suggest, the Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch is the 5th smartwatch release from the renowned watch manufacturer, and with Google\u2019s wear OS onboard, the watch is a great alternative for anyone who\u2019s already a fan of Google products. You may also want to check out the 3 in one smartwatch Telson TWC 1150 camera\/phone\/watch.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nPowered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, the Fossil Gen 5 watch runs quite smoothly, so you\u2019ll always be able to use Google Assistant to set up alarms, reminders or ask questions without it freezing up on you. It\u2019s battery life can also be set to last a day or slightly longer thanks to the different battery modes that are available to choose from. With the \u201cDaily Mode\u201d switched on, the watch will be able to last through a day, or slightly more when set to the \u201cExtended Mode\u201d. The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is also well equipped to monitor your health, and has a heart rate sensor on the underside just like the samsung galaxy android smartwatch that feeds its data to apps such as Google Fit. Unlike the Apple watch though, the Gen 5 watch supports third party apps, so you won\u2019t only be restricted to what Google has to offer.\r\nDesign\r\nThis being the Carlyle model of the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch, it features a stainless steel strap and a nice 1.28-inch AMOLED screen that displays your chosen watch face quite well, with 5 brightness levels for you to choose from. The rose gold Julianna model is more of a women\u2019s pick, and at 12mm thick and 44mm wide, both watches aren\u2019t big enough to be considered obtrusive. They both weigh around 0.18 pounds, but if you\u2019re looking for a lighter alternative, the Fossil Sport might be worth your consideration. Similar to the ticwatch pro smartwatch, there\u2019s a large collection of watch faces that you can choose from, and with the option to customize them to your own unique taste, you\u2019ll have your watch looking as personal as you\u2019ll need it to be. Lastly, the straps are also interchangeable, so you can look around and get a new set if the stainless steel ones aren\u2019t good enough for you.\r\nValue\r\nAs with most wear OS smartwatches that have NFC capabilities, you won\u2019t need to leave your home with your wallet or credit card thanks to the Gen 5\u2019s support for Google Pay. You will need to carry your phone around though, but since the watch is fitted with a microphone and a speaker, you\u2019ll be able to make phone calls without getting it out of your pocket. To guarantee customers of its high quality, the Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch comes with a 2-year warranty (better than the 1-year warranty you\u2019ll get from the Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Android Smartwatch), and offers a 6 day customer service contact number that you can reach them through incase of anything.\r\nFossil Gen 5 Smartwatch Review Wrap Up\r\nBottom line is, the Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch can be a great Wear OS watch to go for especially if the Samsung Galaxy watch doesn\u2019t really match your expectations, and with many reviewers lauding it as the best wear OS to go for right now, it's definitely worth checking out.