Modded Fossil Smartwatches app extends notification support to many more apps on Fossil Hybrid HR

Modded Fossil Smartwatches app extends notification support to many more apps on Fossil Hybrid HR

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The Fossil Hybrid HR is one of the most interesting smartwatches around. Rather than opt for a full-blown smartwatch on the Android Wear platform, the Hybrid HR opts for a traditional watch dial and physical watch hands, on top of a low-powered monochromatic always-on display. This allows the watch to stay a watch at all times while offering features such as fitness tracking capabilities, weather information, and app notifications, along with exemplary battery life. However, some features are handled through the official Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches app, which lacks some functionality. If you are looking to realize the hybrid smartwatches full potential, check out this modded Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches app.

This modded Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches app by Reddit user /u/coronafire started off as a way to fix some of the limitations that existed in the official watch. The official app previously supported notifications from only a handful of apps, with no way to display any notifications from other apps. So the modded app fixed this, as well as introduced a way to display the icon of the app which sent the notification. The modded app also allowed the watch to respect the phone’s DND setting, a feature that was curiously missing. The dev was also working on using custom backgrounds for the display, but the official app has just now incorporated the same, along with the ability to display notifications from more apps.

Modded Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches app

The custom background feature as teased by the dev of the mod

The official app still does not display icons properly for these notifications, and also does not have DND incorporated, so the modded app still retains utility.

Modded Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches app 

Since this is a mod of the official application, you need to uninstall the official application to install this one, because of the change in signature with which the app is signed with, because of its unofficial nature. If you are worried about the unofficial nature of the app, you can always check out the source code since the mod is open-sourced.