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Fossil Sport Smartwatch Silicone 43 & 41mm in Various Colours £75.65 (using 15% code from Fossil Community signup)

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Posted 14th JanEdited by:"edde"

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I missed out on the recent Gen 5 deal but noticed that the Fossil Sport Smartwatch has now been reduced to £89.99 (on the Fossil UK website).
However, if you sign up for the Fossil Community they will email you a 15% discount code.
fossil.com/en-…tml
This brings the total cost down to £75.65
Not the lastest gen but still a good price for a Fossil smartwatch.

I did also find a code for 25% off but it was only valid on the US store.
There is also a chance of 6.5% quidco but not guaranteed to track as the 15% discount code is applied.
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NB. the screen size is the same for the 41 & 43mm size case (i.e. the only difference is the size of the case and strap)..

The general specs are:

Product DetailsSku: FTW6024 (for black 41mm)
Notifications: Alarm Clock, App Alerts, Calendar Alerts, Email, Multiple Time Zones, Social Media, Text
Functions: Control Your Music, Google Pay™, GPS, Heart Rate Tracking, Interchangeable Watch Band, Notifications, Personalise Your Dial, Swimproof
Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.2 Low Energy
Compatibility: Android™ 6.0+ (excluding Go edition), iOS 10.0+
Battery Life: 24+ Hr ** Based on usage**
Case Size: 41 mm or 43mm
Dial Colour: Full Color Display
Interchangeable Compatibility: 18 mm or 20mm
Operating System: Powered with Wear OS by Google
Platform: SPORT 41 SMARTWATCH
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100
Sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Microphone, NFC, Untethered GPS
Storage: 4GB
Strap Width: 18 mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Wow, even at £89 it's a great price. I bought the gen 4 just last week but paid more. I'm tempted to return it and get this instead

The black is also £89 on Amazon too
Edited by: "zba78" 14th Jan
Looks great, but some terrible reviews on battery life, and without decent battery (at least 1, preferably 2 days) it's kind of pointless. Anyone got first hand experience?
When was this watch released?was it 2019?
edde14/01/2020 00:32

NB. the screen size is the same for the 41 & 43mm size case (i.e. the only …NB. the screen size is the same for the 41 & 43mm size case (i.e. the only difference is the size of the case and strap)..The general specs are:Product DetailsSku: FTW6024 (for black 41mm)Notifications: Alarm Clock, App Alerts, Calendar Alerts, Email, Multiple Time Zones, Social Media, TextFunctions: Control Your Music, Google Pay™, GPS, Heart Rate Tracking, Interchangeable Watch Band, Notifications, Personalise Your Dial, SwimproofConnectivity: Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.2 Low EnergyCompatibility: Android™ 6.0+ (excluding Go edition), iOS 10.0+Battery Life: 24+ Hr ** Based on usage**Case Size: 41 mm or 43mmDial Colour: Full Color DisplayInterchangeable Compatibility: 18 mm or 20mmOperating System: Powered with Wear OS by GooglePlatform: SPORT 41 SMARTWATCHProcessor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100Sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Microphone, NFC, Untethered GPSStorage: 4GBStrap Width: 18 mmWater Resistance: 5 ATM



It all sounds great, but 24 hour battery life
rev614/01/2020 08:50

It all sounds great, but 24 hour battery life


You'll be lucky reviews are saying 6 hours with everything switched off and 68% used in the first hour and also it's slow and unresponsive.

I wonder why they're trying to get rid of them so cheaply
Thinking of biting the bullet. Been thinking of getting one and for this price, you can't go wrong right?
Sour-Sage14/01/2020 09:00

Thinking of biting the bullet. Been thinking of getting one and for this …Thinking of biting the bullet. Been thinking of getting one and for this price, you can't go wrong right?


Yes you can go very wrong
arch6814/01/2020 09:06

Yes you can go very wrong



Maybe i'll hold off then
How does this compare to the apple watch series 1? I am tempted by the untethered GPS and swimming.
Definite heat from me - got one last Xmas and still wear every day to work. I have the gold case and have paired with a navy leather strap which looks really smart. Just received android H update last week and notable improvement in battery.

I have everything turned on, including always-on screen, battery will go from 8am until I take off about 9pm with approx. 30% left
My ipads a better deal than that
joe15614/01/2020 08:16

Looks great, but some terrible reviews on battery life, and without decent …Looks great, but some terrible reviews on battery life, and without decent battery (at least 1, preferably 2 days) it's kind of pointless. Anyone got first hand experience?


Yes, battery is terrible. Generally a bit buggy too. Not sure if mine received the update mentioned above though.

If you get one (at this price, I still think it's worth it) turn off the tilt to turn on setting and use the always on screen. That actually improves the battery life but it's still bad.

This was the "best" Android watch early last year.
Edited by: "fishz" 14th Jan
fishz14/01/2020 10:32

Yes, battery is terrible. Generally a bit buggy too. Not sure if mine …Yes, battery is terrible. Generally a bit buggy too. Not sure if mine received the update mentioned above though.If you get one (at this price, I still think it's worth it) turn off the tilt to turn on setting and use the always on screen. That actually improves the battery life but it's still bad.This was the "best" Android watch early last year.

Pulled the trigger, will see how it performs (and if it gets the update)
Gone for it as well. Currently have a Huawei watch 2, which looks like I should get around £50 for at cex, so not much of a net cost to change. I have to charge the Huawei every night anyway, and think the Fossil looks nicer, so am happy with the price! Ta OP.
Got this watch a few weeks ago having waited since launch for a decent price for a Android wear watch with Google Pay and offilne music.

Its ok but no where near as good as i had hoped:

- Slow! I read reviews saying it was sluggish and man it sure can be! Not all the time but be prepared
- Can randomly disconnect and not give any notifications from phone, not possible to get whats app call notifications
- Haven't got Google pay to work anywhere yet!
- Getting offline music is incredibly frustrating - Have to upload to play music then download to watch - cant download from music on phone. It also took many attempts to get the music on the phone - kept hanging and needing restarting for no reason
- Downloading Apps is frustrating, can hang and disconnect for no reason needing multiple attempts

Overall for this price its ok to try out a smart watch but personally i would wait for a drop in the gen 5 prices!
rev614/01/2020 08:50

It all sounds great, but 24 hour battery life


The reviews are a bit mixed re. battery life, I suppose it depends what you are used to.

I have had an LG Watch Urbane for the last few years, if I recall correcty the reviews for that re. battery life were not great either, but with my "normal" usage I easily get a day out of it and am in the habit of re-charging every night (alongside my mobile).

I don't plan on using GPS too much, but am more interested in NFC for payments. So hopefully it will be suited to my needs & usage.

On reflection I would have preferred a Fossil GEN 5, but I missed the boat on the recent deal @ £167.

But if you consider that with the exception of battery life the initial reviews for this watch were pretty good based on it been >£200, at £75 it has to be a good buy (for me anyway ).
PS. Quidco is currently tracking at £4.09 so that would potentially bring it down to £71.56.
But I am not banking on it been confirmed as I used the 15% code instead.
Sour-Sage14/01/2020 09:00

Thinking of biting the bullet. Been thinking of getting one and for this …Thinking of biting the bullet. Been thinking of getting one and for this price, you can't go wrong right?


I don't think you can get a better wear os watch at this price.
I went for the gen 5 at £209 with metal link strap. It has double the ram and storage and supposedly better optimisation. The sport at this a price is a very good watch, making me somewhat regret my purchase but time will tell
Edited by: "eddownz" 14th Jan
I've had one for about 8 months, the recent (this week) big update has helped a lot, now a full day's wear is achievable, previously would struggle to last 12h sometimes, but it'still 24h max with light use for me. I did have to return mine for repair after 5 months as the charge rings rusted and were popping out, took them a month but was all under warranty. It's a bit slow compared to Apple watch, but miles better than my Huawei watch 2 was, to before that died prematurely.
eddownz14/01/2020 13:29

I went for the gen 5 at £209 with metal link strap. It has double the ram …I went for the gen 5 at £209 with metal link strap. It has double the ram and storage and supposedly better optimisation. This is a very good price for this watch, making me somewhat regret my purchase but time will tell



How did you get Gen5 for that price?
sionwhughes14/01/2020 15:38

How did you get Gen5 for that price?


It's probably worth a post on here but use the code:

FB25HO19

On fossils website. It gives 25% off. Some guy just posted it in a random comment on Reddit as I was looking to buy one! All gen 5s are the same price, so you can get metal bracelet for £209
For a second there I thought you meant the code FB25HO19 was for 25% off everything, but it is just the Gen 5.

The Gen 5 with metal bracelet was £167 on Amazon at the weekend.
I'm still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on that one.

hotukdeals.com/dea…131
Try out a Huawei Watch 2 for around £89.99 - check Amazon listing for HW2 and check the used and new section. Ebounty seller - used like new (mine bought over a year ago for £99) and it was new in box, just box damage.

HW2 still has more ram and larger battery than most wear os devices while still using the old 2100 processor.

Perfect for Google pay and the time!! Mine is on charge every night and it is never below 70% when it goes on charge. This is because I do not use it as a sports session tracker - do that or maps navigation and battery life gets hit.

I use A/D watch face (free) and only other extra app I added was maven weather. The latest wear os updates with the swipe left panels are useful as is the audio controls. Google assistant is pretty useless as it's so slow. But all in all for the £100 mark a wear os watch is great, I wouldn't consider paying much higher and definitely not over £200 for my use cases.
edde14/01/2020 16:49

For a second there I thought you meant the code FB25HO19 was for 25% off …For a second there I thought you meant the code FB25HO19 was for 25% off everything, but it is just the Gen 5.The Gen 5 with metal bracelet was £167 on Amazon at the weekend.I'm still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on that one.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fossil-mens-digital-touchscreen-gen-5-smart-watch-at-amazon-167-at-amazon-3386131


Ye I saw that but £40 isn't the end of the world. Honestly all things considered I would avoid wear os watches and go for galaxy if you have Samsung. Unfortunately I need wear os for my use case - the fossil sport is an decent smart watch especially for the price but looking at the reviews, why even spend the £80 for something that has such limited functionality, seems like a novelty at the moment. If you want sport tracking just get a cheap Bluetooth band off Amazon and run with your phone.
edde14/01/2020 16:49

For a second there I thought you meant the code FB25HO19 was for 25% off …For a second there I thought you meant the code FB25HO19 was for 25% off everything, but it is just the Gen 5.The Gen 5 with metal bracelet was £167 on Amazon at the weekend.I'm still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on that one.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/fossil-mens-digital-touchscreen-gen-5-smart-watch-at-amazon-167-at-amazon-3386131


Also curious what you plan on using the watch for?
Does Google Assistant work on this?
eddownz14/01/2020 18:13

Also curious what you plan on using the watch for?



My current LG Urbane has a metal strap and with a decent face on it is good for my daily use, I don't have many extra apps on it and don't save any music etc on it.

But I do have a specific Wear OS app on it for when I am managing/reffing junior football matches, this is probably what is keeping me on Wear OS. In fact this Fossil watch is probably more suited for this use.

I like the idea of NFC for payments, not too bothered about regular GPS use and don't need to store music on it so I'm hoping it will be suitable.
It may be that I keep hold of the LG Urbane and use both, if I can have 2 watches linked to 1 mobile without too much hassle.
Apparently after a year of waiting, some people got the android 9 update on this watch making the battery life and performance slightly better.

Unless there's another fossil sport watch that I'm not aware of, or they're lying, either of which could equally be true.
Edited by: "nh1402" 14th Jan
Jokeb14/01/2020 14:14

I've had one for about 8 months, the recent (this week) big update has …I've had one for about 8 months, the recent (this week) big update has helped a lot, now a full day's wear is achievable, previously would struggle to last 12h sometimes, but it'still 24h max with light use for me. I did have to return mine for repair after 5 months as the charge rings rusted and were popping out, took them a month but was all under warranty. It's a bit slow compared to Apple watch, but miles better than my Huawei watch 2 was, to before that died prematurely.


After the update has it helped with the Bluetooth connection? not randomly disconnecting so you are not missing your calls or notification on the watch?
Please let us know.
look1234514/01/2020 23:54

After the update has it helped with the Bluetooth connection? not randomly …After the update has it helped with the Bluetooth connection? not randomly disconnecting so you are not missing your calls or notification on the watch?Please let us know.


I think it has, I put some of the excessive battery drain before update down to connection issues - again this issue was actually even worse on my Huawei. I used to get the odd day where the little cloud symbol was persistent, now it seems to stick around less.
joe15614/01/2020 08:16

Looks great, but some terrible reviews on battery life, and without decent …Looks great, but some terrible reviews on battery life, and without decent battery (at least 1, preferably 2 days) it's kind of pointless. Anyone got first hand experience?


Bought the gen 4 explorist 2 weeks ago (same watch specs) and the battery lasts me around 18 hours with screen always on and wifi off. I believe the H update improved battery life greatly. I just stick it on charge with my phone each night it's no real problem. Great watch does everything you need it to do. Even play the occasional game on it when I'm bored
I like the price, look and features, but the comments about battery life and slowness are putting me off!

At the moment I'm still rocking a Sony Smartwatch 3, and despite its age it still provides notifications, has an always on screen and lasts well into the 2nd day on a single charge, so is ok as a general watch with notifications. However as a run tracker it sucks. Only Google-fit partly works now, with strava no longer working, and because it attempts to use the onboard GPS (despite a tethered phone being available) the battery dies in about an hour in a run-tracking situation.

I'm thinking a garmin might be a better move than another Android Wear watch. Unfortunately missed the recent Argos/Ebay VivoActive 3 deal, but keeping an eye out for something similar.

Main criteria are
1) It can function well as a watch. That means decent battery life (no chance of it dying in a single day) and an always on, sunlight-readable screen.
2) Notifications (I think thats a given)
3) I'd like it to be decent enough to track a run easilly.
4) Maps on it would be nice, but optional.
5) Not too much of a PITA to charge - ideally wireless charging or microUSB so not having to lug around a specific charger every time I go away. However if the battery is good for at least a long weekend then this requirement diminishes somewhat.
6) It'd be nice to have NFC payments. Garmin Pay doesnt currently support HSBC cards, but I guess it might in future. Its only a nice-to-have anyway
Edited by: "Gorskar" 17th Jan
Received mine, updated it and reasonably happy with battery life, extended mode suits how I use it and easily lasts 24 hours, takes some getting used to the OS but once you do it all makes sense, one thing that doesn't make sense though is the lack of native sleep tracking, what's all that about?
Did anyone manage to use the 15% code for this specific item? It seems like it can't be redeemed against items which are already discounted.
ben_duder27/01/2020 00:22

Did anyone manage to use the 15% code for this specific item? It seems …Did anyone manage to use the 15% code for this specific item? It seems like it can't be redeemed against items which are already discounted.


Worked for me, this was last week though.
ben_duder27/01/2020 00:22

Did anyone manage to use the 15% code for this specific item? It seems …Did anyone manage to use the 15% code for this specific item? It seems like it can't be redeemed against items which are already discounted.


I just checked the email I received from the Fossil Community on 13.01.20 and it suggests that the 15% discount code expires on 26.01.20.
I'm not sure if that expiry date just relates to the code I got or whether it is the end of the offer (maybe someone else can check the expiry date in their email?).

The 15% discount offer is still showing on the Fossil Promotions page though:

fossil.com/en-…ns/
edde27/01/2020 13:03

I just checked the email I received from the Fossil Community on 13.01.20 …I just checked the email I received from the Fossil Community on 13.01.20 and it suggests that the 15% discount code expires on 26.01.20.I'm not sure if that expiry date just relates to the code I got or whether it is the end of the offer (maybe someone else can check the expiry date in their email?).The 15% discount offer is still showing on the Fossil Promotions page though:https://www.fossil.com/en-gb/promotions/


Yeah, I did get the email and the code seems valid, it just doesn't seem to work against this watch unfortunately.
ben_duder27/01/2020 15:57

Yeah, I did get the email and the code seems valid, it just doesn't seem …Yeah, I did get the email and the code seems valid, it just doesn't seem to work against this watch unfortunately.


I’ve got the same. Have a valid code which is in date but not applying. Might give them a call if others have had it working.
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