Wearables

Fossil Sport review

Good
Lightweight, comfortable design
Swim-proof
Powerful chipset

Bad
A little pricey
No high-end features
GPS can be slow to start

The Fossil Sport is a fantastic smartwatch for fitness lovers. However, the high price coupled with the lightweight design may put some more general users off. If you’re looking for a gym companion, though, it would be hard to find a better option.

The Fossil Sport isn’t going to blow your mind, but if you’re looking for an affordable fitness watch that won’t keep you waiting with slow performance, you can’t do better.

With its high-end internals and lightweight design, it’s a gym companion that you won’t be able to put down.

However, it is at the high-end of the mid-range market, which might turn some budget-minded consumers off. But the Fossil Sport knows what it’s good at, and it focuses on that, and that’s enough to get a recommendation out of us.

The Fossil Sport is best suited to users who prioritize health and fitness over style. It’s not an ugly watch, by any means, but this watch is especially good at accompanying you on various workouts. Plus, that lightweight design makes it feel like less of a luxury timepiece, and more like a piece of gym kit.

The Fossil Sport is a good showcase of what Wear OS can do, but it’s not the fitness companion we were hoping for. The battery will improve in time (once the next update rolls out) and the Sport is certainly a fun, good looking smartwatch. There are just some familiar problems that make it feel stuck in the past.

Fossil Sport release date and price
Out now
Costs $275 / £219

Fossil Sport key specs
Available in 41mm and 43mm sizes
Google Wear OS
5ATM waterproof
22mm straps (interchangeable)
Microphone
NFC for Google Pay
Heart rate monitor
Built-in GPS
Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor
All-day battery life

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