For a (smart) wearable gift that keeps on giving, the latest Fossil collection is right up there with its great features and good looks
With the season of giving upon us, there's no better time than now to go forth and search for the perfect present for your loved ones. And the sooner you start looking the better! One of the items that is high on our wish list this year is the Fossil Gen 5 Touchscreen Smartwatch. It's the timepiece that will appeal to those who are both tech-savvy and fashion-forward. Case in point:
No matter if it's for the gym freak who has aced his health exam or the girlfriend who deserves a keeper like you (wink!) – we give you five reasons why the Fossil Gen 5 will make a good present:
With a 44mm case size, there are six colourway options in stunning combinations of black, smoke and rose gold to choose from. Whether it's for the festive season or daily wear, there are endless strap options you can dressed up in. Versatility is a fashionable trait after all. The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle timepieces will look rugged on the men while the Julianna range will sit better on delicate wrists. May we suggest a couple's watches for you and your other half?
The new Gen 5 smartwatch is equipped with four battery modes – Daily, Custom, Extended and Time-Only that let the wearers to be in control with just one swipe of the finger. With the 'Daily Mode', you can experience most of the features enabled, while the 'Custom Mode' lets you manage battery optimisation settings efficiently. The 'Time-Only Mode' is a energy-saving function that lets users switch the watch to just tell the time. On the 'Extended Battery Mode', you can stay connected for longer on a single charge while enjoying features like notifications and heart rate monitoring.
One of the great things about a smartwatch is you get the best of a connected world on your wrist. Now with the addition of a swim-proof speaker, wearers can take calls on their smartwatch – previously, this was only exclusive to Android phone users but now iPhone users get in on the function too through an app. Also, wearers will appreciate the audible responses from Google Assistant when you ask a question or tell it to perform an action. Handy when you're living life on the go. Other functionalities that will make life easier include sound alerts, Google Translate spoken out loud and music playability from the watch. The Fossil Gen 5 is also water resistant up to 3ATM.
Wearing the Gen 5 feels like having a personal assistant by your side all the time. Tiles is the latest update from Wear OS by Google that lets you access actions and information at the tip of your fingers. It will help you to keep tabs on your fitness goals, start a workout, check heart rate, plan your day ahead with forecast, follow the latest breaking headlines and set a timer if you need to. This function goes hand in hand with the 8GB storage space and 1GB RAM that boost the performance of your smartwatch. No lagging here!
In addition to the auto-installed apps such as Spotify, Noonlight and Nike Run Club, the Gen 5 smartwatch now also has Cardiogram. The latest app gives users an interactive way to monitor his or her heart rate data and see what contributes to the spikes and dips. So whether it's a stressful meeting with the boss or a fully energised exercise session, this Gen 5 smartwatch can tell it all.
The Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch is available at RM1,349 from leading retail stores. Get more information from here.
Videography: Octopost Studio
Art direction: Calleigh Yap
Styling: Joan Kong
Text: Gwen Ong
Coordination: Joanna Pinto
Hair: Cody Chua
Makeup: Cat Yong
Model: Bella G/Icon Model Management
Wardrobe: Massimo Dutti, Zara, BCBG Max Azria, Topshop

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