Fossil has officially taken the wraps off its new Gen 6 smartwatch lineup, but don’t expect these smartwatches to run on Google’s latest Wear OS 3 platform yet. That is coming later. But this series is the first to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor.
That “+” supposedly translates to faster speeds and charging and “more efficient power consumption” compared to the Wear 3100 platform. These watches get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, with a battery life of over 24 hours, depending on usage.
The new Fossil Gen 6 watches will come in 42mm and 44mm sizes with 1.28-inch AMOLED screens with a 416 x 416-pixel resolution and always-on functionality. There are three buttons on the right side, with the middle serving as a rotating crown.
The Gen 6 series come with onboard speakers and a mic so you can take calls on the watches themselves, but there isn’t an LTE version so far. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC SE, and Wi-Fi. These watches also get Google Pay and Google Assistant support.
Fossil also introduces SpO2 tracking along with heart rate and sleep and nap tracking. The Gen 6 watches are also 3ATM water-resistant.
Fossil Gen 6 comes in Smoke Stainless Steel, Brown Leather, Green Camo Grosgrain, and Gold/Purple options. The company also plans to sell versions of this smartwatch under the Michael Kors brand.
In the US, the Fossil Gen 6 stainless steel model retails for USD 319 (around PHP 15,870), while the rest of the lineup goes for USD 299 (PHP 14,875). Replacement bands in silicone, leather, and stainless steel are available with a starting price of USD 29 (PHP 1,445). Fossil will start shipping the watches by September 27. There’s no word yet on international pricing and availability.