Fossil’s Latest Smartwatches Won’t Get the Wear OS 3 Update Until 2022

Fossil's Latest Smartwatches Won't Get the Wear OS 3 Update Until 2022

It comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset.

Hot on the heel of Samsung launching its Wear OS 3-based Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches, Fossil has unveiled its next-gen smartwatches running Wear OS also. The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform to deliver notably superior performance than its previous Wear OS smartwatches.

Fossil has also worked on the battery life aspect and reduced the charging times of its Gen 6 smartwatches by half.

The Fossil Gen 6 Features Improved Health Tracking

The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches feature a 1.28-inch circular display with Always-On Display support. In addition, it’ll be available with a chrome steel casing in 42mm and 44mm sizes. It’s also “swimproof” for up to 3ATM.

The Fossil Gen 6 features an upgraded pulse sensor for continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy. It also packs a SpO2 sensor that will track your blood oxygen levels. In addition, because of a built-in speaker, you’ll take calls on the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch while tethered to a smartphone. Google Assistant also can use the speaker to talk out your requests.

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Other sensors present on the smartwatch include a compass, altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, off-body IR, and ambient sensor.

Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Is the Highlight of Fossil’s Latest Smartwatch

Powering the Fossil Gen 6 is Qualcomm’s Wear 4100+ chipset, which may be a massive intensify from the Snapdragon 3100 platform used on existing Fossil smartwatches. This upgrade should bring a serious jump in performance and battery life, with Fossil claiming the watch can deliver up to 24+ hours of battery life. the corporate has developed its Smart Battery Modes to increase the battery lifetime of the watch further.

Another highlight of the Fossil Gen 6 is its charging times. It can charge from 0-80 percent in only over a half-hour, making it twice as fast as other smartwatches within the market. The watch also comes with 8GB RAM, which may be used for storing music for offline playback alongside 1GB RAM.

Wear OS 3 Update Coming Next Year

Out of the box, the Fossil Gen 6 runs on Wear OS 2, which is probably its most disappointing aspect. Fossil does say that the smartwatch is compatible with Wear OS 3, but that update “alongside other updates” will land in 2022. If you would like a smartwatch with Wear OS 3 immediately, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is your only option immediately.

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The Fossil Gen 6 will be available for pre-order starting August 30 and hit the retail stores within the coming weeks. Prices for the smartwatch start from $299.