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Fossil Women s Gen 4 Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen Smartwatch with Heart Rate GPS NFC and Smartphone Notifications

Last Updated: August 6, 2019 (Refresh Now)
5.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
89
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
39
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1968.5 meters
SIZE
Yes
GPS
LED
TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 50 recent, verified reviews

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Battery Life
 16
battery, charge, watch, day, using
+31%
-69%
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" ...  The battery dies very quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery on this watch lasted a whopping 12 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  So I've had this watch for about 3 hours. ... I charged it to full charge before starting the daunting task of trying to get Spotify to work.  ...  "
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" ...  4) Battery life is pretty bad. ... I was charging twice a day.  ...  "
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" ...  But the battery life is terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the battery life is so bad that I had to charge it twice a day. ... I tried all the recommendations on Fossil's website to improve battery life. ... For example, using the GPS (for fitness tracker) for just 20 mins drains the battery 15%.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery doesn't last all day. ... It won't charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked this watch, but noticed that the battery life was rather short. ... I put it on the charger, thinking it was the battery.  ...  "
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Band
 13
wrist, band, strap, small wrist, holds
+69%
-31%
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" ...  The Fossil Sport manages to look sleeker than other 41mm watches, and I am comfortable wearing it daily.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch is pretty and looks good on the wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  Lastly, if you have a small wrist, the band that notch you mostly likely have to use is the second to last one, and it may leave band marks on your wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how this watch looks and feels on my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  3) It feels good on the wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  Stylish and looks well on her small wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  The band is comfortable as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable on my arm - waaay lighter than the Venture, and the silicone band (I bought pink) is elegant and modern.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
display, seconds, bright, working, stopped
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The screen scratches very easily.  ...  "
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" ...  So far display stopped responding less than 24 hrs of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately the screen froze and it stopped working after just one month.  ...  "
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" ...  I could start scrolling through an app and the screen would freeze for 5 seconds before moving again.  ...  "
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" ...  Then, one day, the screen was stuck and would not move to allow me to add a workout.  ...  "
Comfort
 10
wrist, wearing, wear, feels, comfortable to wear
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I wore it almost every day.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this watch because it isn't too complex and comfortable to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  The Fossil Sport manages to look sleeker than other 41mm watches, and I am comfortable wearing it daily. ... If you expect a watch that will basically be a phone on your wrist, that you can play with all day long - look elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch is pretty and looks good on the wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how this watch looks and feels on my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  Stylish and looks well on her small wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  So - fingers crossed for now.  ...  "
Apps
 8
watch, google, app, notifications, google fit
+50%
-50%
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" ...  You can download Wearify, but it BARELY works and doesnt play playlists, only individual songs, which you have to keep manually pressing play on.  ...  "
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" ...  I could start scrolling through an app and the screen would freeze for 5 seconds before moving again.  ...  "
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" ...  You may also want to limit which apps should give notifications as I noticed this drains battery as well. ... Loading apps or messages does have a delay.  ...  "
Charging
 8
watch, charge, charger, day, daily
+38%
-63%
comment
" ...  I charged it to full charge before starting the daunting task of trying to get Spotify to work.  ...  "
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" ...  I place it on the charger and the charging indicator doesn't show that it's charging and the watch is completely dead. ... I borrowed a friend's charger that charged her watch but not mine, so it's not a charger issue.  ...  "
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" ...  It won't charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I put it on the charger, thinking it was the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  I was charging twice a day.  ...  "
Software Platform
 7
google, apps, wear os, app, notifications
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  But since I use Android, Google pay, Google Play Music, etc., I decided going with Wear OS would be worth it. ... Worth noting: the Google Keep app was inexplicably draining my battery to 0% within about 5 hours, but I removed the app and now battery life is great. ... I use Google Fit to track my workouts and it is very convenient! ... But if you want a smartwatch to be an extension of your phone - to help you see quick notifications, have access to Google Assistant, workout tracking, etc., then this will be a fantastic watch for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Long story short, this thing is like having your phone on your arm, but you can choose not to get notifications on your watch if you don't want to. ... It does a ton, you can DL certain apps to the watch. ... People complain about battery life, this is more like a tiny phone, so yeah, if I use a lot of apps it will drain the battery, I had big apps on there that I took off to help save battery. ... Also, it works with google fit etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also very easy to navigate and seems to have perfect connectivity with my Android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for android users that are active.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 7
watch, wifi, text messages, smart watch, respond
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Works great, but needs wifi to be able to switch phones  ...  "
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" ...  I use this as I believe a smartwatch is intended: to receive and occasionally respond to notifications throughout the day without using a phone, and to track workouts. ... I love that I can leave my phone at home and still track a workout while listening to music that's downloaded onto the watch via Google Play Music.  ...  "
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" ...  You're able to assign 2 gestures from the first and third node.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also very easy to navigate and seems to have perfect connectivity with my Android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  My phone FINALLY synced with my watch.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
easy, set, features, easy to use
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  They could also include some helpful instructions to get started.  ...  "
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" ...  Too complex no set up instructions included  ...  "
Returns
 6
return, 3, stars
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  Returning the watch.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope I can return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course this would happen on the last date to return.  ...  "
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" ...  The company says I can mail it to them and wait 3 weeks for a quote to repair it.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
day, turn, stopped, less, watch
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  You would think that it stopped working because just pressing the button won't wake it up.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately the screen froze and it stopped working after just one month.  ...  "
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" ...  I had it stop working in less than twelve hours, but that wasn't such a big problem because I wasn't using it to track sleep. ... The next day, it went completely black and would not turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  The company says I can mail it to them and wait 3 weeks for a quote to repair it.  ...  "
Design
 5
look, wrist, sleek, looks
+100%
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" ...  I love the look of this watch. ... It was time to replace and I wanted something a little better looking.  ...  "
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" ...  I also think the watch is beautiful. ... If you expect a watch that will basically be a phone on your wrist, that you can play with all day long - look elsewhere.  ...  "
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" ...  You can customize the face with tons of different looks, not just the one they show, or make your own.  ...  "
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" ...  I was really excited about it when I first got it because it was that smooth matte silicon.  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
band, plastic, piece, holds, wrist
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  As I put the watch on my wrist today, the piece that holds the band cracked off. ... When I looked closely at the piece it is made from a cheap piece of plastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The part that holds the band on is not covered under the "warranty" but you certainly cannot wear it as a watch without this part.  ...  "
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" ...  It may be overtime it will get loose and break into the watch.  ...  "
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" ...  The finish wears off leaving very slippery plastic which makes the band slide up and down itself all the time.  ...  "
Controls
 4
working, stopped, display
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  You can download Wearify, but it BARELY works and doesnt play playlists, only individual songs, which you have to keep manually pressing play on.  ...  "
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" ...  You would think that it stopped working because just pressing the button won't wake it up.  ...  "
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" ...  If so please take a moment to hit the helpful button and let me know.  ...  "
Features
 4
useful, use, easy to use
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  What use is a smartwatch with all the features you want turned off?  ...  "
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" ...  Love the look of it and all the features it has.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of great features and is easy to use.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
phone, call, answer, wear, talk
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It slipped while she was putting it on and fell to the floor (what I would call normal wear and tear for a watch), and the part that holds the band on broke.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, use, easy, watch, smart watch
+100%
comment
" ...  The watch is light weight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's light weight, easy to use, battery life is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The weight felt good.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 3
charge, bed, wearing, wear, watch
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I hated the sleep app. ... I deleted it and now just wear my Fitbit to bed for sleep tracking because their app is better.  ...  "
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" ...  I could make it through a full day however if i wanted to use sleep tracking (not a native feature, you need to use 3rd party apps to achieve) then i'd need to charge it before bed. ... But wearing it at night to do sleep tracking drained the battery so i'd need to charge it when i wake up.  ...  "
Heartrate
 3
track, steps, smartwatch, heart, google fit
+100%
comment
" ...  Some apps work well like Google Fit: step count, heart rate and timing exercise activities.  ...  "
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" ...  I was only looking for a similar smartwatch that could track my steps, measure my heart rate, and keep time.  ...  "
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" ...  Tracks the heart rate, which is neat. ... Awesome stuff :) OH the heart points are really cool to try and reach the goals like exercising, it will give you a heart point for that if it detects (and it does) that you're exercising.  ...  "
Price
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I am undecided whether it is worth investing more money to fix this product.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
apple watch
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Performance is also pretty slow.  ...  "
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" ...  1) The SOC that powers this device is built on dated architecture and is not competitive with other devices in its class such as the Apple watch or Samsung galaxy watches.  ...  "
Size
 3
good, felt, weight
+100%
comment
" ...  I like the size, style.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  The size felt good. ... The weight felt good.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  1968.5 meters
Connectivity
GPS:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  2 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Type:  LED 
1968.5 meters
SIZE
Yes
GPS
LED
TYPE
2
NUMBER OF USB PORTS