Fossil may not be able to rival Apple in the thriving global smartwatch market when it comes to life-saving or even many life-improving features, but the US-based group behind all those licensed products for brands ranging from Puma to Emporio Armani, Diesel, Michael Kors, and several others certainly stands out with, well, some very diverse designs and price points.
There are four different versions you can currently order at that crazy low price from Fossil’s official US e-store, but keep in mind these are all sold in refurbished condition. Normally, that could be interpreted as a major red flag, which isn’t really the case here as the prolific manufacturer of the Fossil Gen 4 family throws in a limited two-year warranty, promising flawless functionality following a rigorous testing and certification process.
The ultra-affordable Fossil Gen 4 smartwatch can be purchased in a 40mm Venture HR style with your choice of a blush leather band or rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet, as well as in a 45mm Explorist HR style with either a black silicone strap or smoke stainless steel bracelet.
As the full names suggest, all these Android and iOS-compatible wearable devices come with built-in heart rate monitoring tools, as well as untethered GPS functionality, NFC support for Google Pay, Play Store access with Wear OS, swimproof designs, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and… not-so-great battery life.