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Samsung Galaxy Watch/Active 2 vs Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle (The ULTIMATE Tizen vs Wear OS)

When I was learning economics, the Latin phrase ceteris paribus (with all other things being equal) would always come up. Age and experience also taught me that most of what I learned would only happen in a perfect world. But the principle of ceteris paribus is a useful one despite how that’s pretty impossible in …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch/ Active 2 vs Fossil Sport Smartwatch

The previous review that I wrote involved the Samsung Galaxy Watch/ Active 2 vs the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle. It’s the fairest way to compare two major smartwatch platforms because both perform at the same level. With the Fossil Sport Smartwatch, we get into entry-level territory in Fossil’s lineup of watches. The Fossil Sport is …

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Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Fossil Sport Smartwatch (Sport and SMART watch?)

We all love the tales of underdogs and the rags to riches stories. There’s something very powerful about having someone less privileged win against someone who always had a silver spoon. The Fossil Sport Smartwatch is definitely less privileged than the Apple Watch Series 5. It commands a lot less in price but is still …

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Polar Vantage V vs Fossil Sport Smartwatch (Major Price Difference)

The Fossil Sport Smartwatch costs much less than the Polar Vantage V. Surprisingly, the Fossil Sport puts up a good fight against the Vantage V and is a clear winner if you prioritized the “smart” part in “smartwatch.” If your priority is sport, then the Vantage V is the clear winner. Operating System The Fossil …

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Apple Watch Series 5 vs Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle (Fossil’s Best vs Apple’s Best)

Apple products represent an ecosystem where everything works together in unison. Like two strangers who meet for a date and immediately click. Just like those two strangers, the Apple Watch Series 5 jells fantastically with any iPhone that can support iOS 13 which at the time of writing is an iPhone 6S. For the few …

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs. Polar Vantage V (Top-of-the-line smartwatches?)

Two of society’s elites met at a conference to solve a problem that has confounded people since time immemorial — how do we help people lead better lives? The first person is a tech elite, family name “Fossil”, first name “Carlyle”, and suggests that helping people live more efficient lives is key by employing technology …

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs. TicWatch Pro (Twins Separated at Birth)

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle and the TicWatch Pro are twins separated at birth. The Carlyle was nurtured by the elite of society, took swimming lessons, went to the best schools, gets chauffeured around and has the nicest clothes. The TicWatch didn’t have that kind of privilege. Instead, the TicWatch couldn’t afford swimming lessons, went …

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs Fitbit Versa 2 (Master of One or Jack of All Trades?)

Wear OS watches like the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle are so similar it’s hard to eke out major differences once the differences in hardware is spelled out. Comparing the Fitbit Versa 2 is a significant departure from a Wear OS versus Wear OS comparison because Fitbit has an excellent OS that would challenge the Fossil …

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs. Fossil Sport Smartwatch — Fancy vs Fundamental

Imagine walking into a car dealership. You don’t really know what you want but you know you want something that takes you from A to B, is good on gas and is reliable. A salesperson comes up to you and shows you their compact car. Four doors, a small trunk, two-wheel drive. Yawn. Then the …

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TicWatch Pro vs Fossil Sport Smartwatch – What’s Better?

The TicWatch Pro and the Fossil Sport Smartwatch look different, but because they are built on the Wear OS platform, they are extremely similar in functionality.  So how does one choose? Battery Life We shall start with the basics. If you believe a watch should be able to last more than a day, then you …

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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Fossil Sport Smartwatch (The Battle of Two Budget Sport Smartwatches)

Fitness junkies will have to ponder their dilemma when faced with the choice between the Fitbit Versa 2 and the Fossil Sport Smartwatch. Each has its distinct strengths and weaknesses, but both are priced just below $200 and offer excellent value and features for their price. Related:  Fitbit Versa 2 Review | Fossil Sport Smartwatch …

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Fossil Q Marshal vs Fossil Q Founder 2.0 vs Fossil Q Wander

Fossil Q Marshal vs. Founder 2.0 v. Wander: What’s the Difference? Let me start this comparison off by making it clear that the smartwatch functions across all 3 of these Fossil Q smartwatches are identical. You do not gain or lose anything by choosing one over the other. They all rely on the Android Wear …

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Samsung Gear S3 Classic vs. Fossil Q Founder 2.0

Samsung Gear S3 Classic vs. Fossil Q Founder 2.0 I own both the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and the Fossil Q Founder 2.0.  I’ve used both extensively. While I own both, you likely don’t want to buy both.  Which means if you’re here, you’re probably wondering what are the key similarities and more importantly what …

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