Three of the four new 42mm styles. | Image: Fossil

Fossil’s new Gen 5E smartwatches are paired-down versions of last year’s Gen 5 series, but they come in more sizes and at a more affordable price. As well as three new 44mm styles, the new Gen 5E is available in a new 42mm size, which features smaller bezels to maintain the same 1.19-inch OLED display. Both sizes of the Gen 5E will retail for $249, compared to the $295 starting price of the Gen 5.

At that price, you’re still getting most of the same features as the existing Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatch. The Gen 5E watches come complete with the sleep tracking, battery saving, and fitness features that came to the Gen 5 via a software update in August. They’re equipped with a speaker and microphone that allow you to make calls via a tethered…

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