Fossil launches a new line of smartwatches with WearOS. After the Gen 5 series, Gen 6 will be in a more upgraded version than its predecessor. However, what has not changed is the operating system, which will remain Wear OS 2. That should finally change in 2022, when Fossil will allow the Wear OS 3 upgrade.
Inside, the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor, which charges faster and more efficiently than the original Snapdragon 4100. The processor also has a QCC1110 chip for always-on screen performance. In addition, it will have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage.
At launch, the Gen 6 series will ship with Wear OS 2, but Fossil will make the Wear OS 3 upgrade available in 2022. It's not clear when it will allow users to upgrade their devices, but according to what Google said about the existing hardware upgrade, It should come to H2 2022. It may be too late by then that Samsung has already launched the Galaxy Watch4, the first wearable to use Wear OS 3.
While the Galaxy Watch4 may be left behind In terms of the operating system, the wearables come with other good things, such as support for Google Assistant and Google Pay. Additional features include a SpO2 sensor, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring, and a 3-device ATM (30-meter) water resistance rating.
Fossil claims that the battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes and a single charge can last up to 24 hours.
The new Fossil Gen 6 series comes in a variety of styles with a 42mm or 44mm body and a number of straps to choose from, including leather, silicone, stainless steel and cross-grain. Despite the difference in body size, all models have a 1.28-inch screen.
Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are currently available for $299, excluding the $319 stainless steel option. Each silicone strap is $29, the leather strap is $39, and the steel straps are $49.
Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are on the way, but won't be available at Wear OS 3 launch