Diesel’s new Fadelite smartwatch runs Wear OS and has a translucent band
Fossil’s sub-brands have been busy working on new Wear OS watches. Last week, we saw Skagen’s new Falster 3, and now today at CES 2020, Diesel announced the Fadelite. These watches feature stylish bands and vivid color options along with some respectable specifications for Wear OS.
The Fadelite (pronounced fade-lite) comes in one size meant for men and women. There are four color options and they all feature a fading effect: red to black, black to clear, blue to clear, and clear “iridescent.” The clear design is by far the most interesting and something we haven’t seen much with Wear OS watches. The size of the case is 43mm and there is one single “globe” button on the side that acts as a dial.
Diesel has equipped the Fadelite with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, but sadly, the SoC is paired with only 512MB of RAM (according to 9to5Google). The lack of 1GB of RAM isn’t a deal-breaker, but we’ve found that the extra 512MB of RAM really helps improve the day-to-day performance of most Wear OS smartwatches.
The watch is also “swim-proof” and has NFC support, GPS positioning, heart-rate tracking, and all the Google Assistant features you’d expect. Besides the fading colors, there’s not a lot that wows us about the Fadelite. It seems like your typical Wear OS device with a little extra pizazz. If that’s just what you’re looking for in a smartwatch, though, then you should know that the Fadelite will be available with its four flashy colors this March for $275.