The Galaxy Watch 4 series launch may have excited Wear OS fans due to the upcoming upgrade to their favorite wearable platform, but not most are a lover of Samsung, or its One UI supported its old Tizen wearable OS. they might prefer Wear OS smartwatches from other brands. Still, they could need to await those to return with Wear OS 3 out of the box. In the meantime, however, those brands keep it up churning out new smartwatches, just like the Fossil Gen 6 that’s now getting the leaked treatment after the corporate officially teased its existence last week.
Fossil says that the fastest smartwatch is coming, and it had been presumably about how the Fossil Gen 6 will be faster than its predecessors. But, of course, that’s a touch of a no-brainer if the smartwatch will run on Qualcomm’s top Snapdragon Wear 4100+. Compared to the 28nm Snapdragon Wear 3100 that used old Cortex-A7 cores, the 12nm Cortex-A53 cores of the newest wearable chipset make an enormous leap in performance.
The images of the Fossil Gen 6 shared by WinFuture, however, belies that internal upgrade. Not much has changed within the design, apart from the “guards” that flank the smartwatch’s middle button on the “for men” models. The display are going to be a 1.28-inch 416×416 OLED screen in 42mm and 44mm cases. Wristband options will include leather, fabric, and metal, but the body itself is predicted to survive underwater at a depth of fifty meters.
The typical sensors and tracking features also are present, including steps, sleep, and even SpO2 for blood oxygen levels. It’ll have built-in GPS, of course, for recording your runs. With typical use, Fossil says the smartwatch will last each day before needing a recharge.
It will run Wear OS, but not the one much hope for. That said, Google did say that some Wear OS 3 features will be coming to Wear OS 2 smartwatches. However, whether the Fossil Gen 6 will be upgraded to Wear OS 3 next year remains an open question.