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Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches with Snapdragon Wear 4100+ go on sale in U.S., India, and other regions

Last month Fossil unveiled the Fossil Gen 6 series, the company’s newest Wear OS-powered smartwatch lineup. While the smartwatches have been available for pre-order in various markets for a few weeks now, they're finally going on sale globally starting today. The Fossil Gen 6 comes in two sizes: 42mm and 44m. The 42mm model starts at...

Fossil removes several built-in watch faces from Gen 5 smartwatches

Fossil is rolling out a new software update for its Gen 5 lineup of smartwatches through the Google Play Store. The update brings a couple of new watch faces to the smartwatches but removes several pre-existing watch faces. 9to5Google notes that the Fossil Gen 5 lineup previously offered a catalog of 55 unique watch faces. However, the...

Fossil’s new smartwatches have a better processor, faster charging, and newer sensors

Fossil's new Wear OS smartwatches are finally here, and they promise significant performance improvements over the previous generation. The new Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform, and they feature a 1.28-inch display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches: Specifications Specification Fossil Gen 6 Build Stainless steel case,...

Fossil’s “most advanced” Wear OS smartwatches just leaked on Amazon

Smartwatch makers not named Samsung or Apple are in a bit of a bind right now. Google's brand-new Wear OS 3 update is currently only available on Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 series, making it hard for us to recommend any other Wear OS smartwatch. However, Wear OS 3 isn't exclusive to Samsung's watches and will...

Fossil confirms its current watches won’t get the new version of Wear OS

At Google I/O 2021, Google detailed its bold plan to rebuild the Wear OS platform in partnership with Samsung. As part of this endeavor, Google and Samsung will combine the best of Wear OS, Fitbit, and Tizen to build a unified platform for smartwatches. But it looks like this major upgrade won’t be coming to...

You can now get your hands on Fossil’s new Gen 5E smartwatches in India

Fossil's latest lineup of Wear OS smartwatches, the Fossil Gen 5E, is finally available for purchase in India. First unveiled back in October last year, the new smartwatches offer almost all the features that you get with the premium Gen 5 lineup but at a more affordable price. Fossil Gen 5E: Specifications Specification Fossil Gen 5E Dimensions 44mm 22mm...

Skagen’s new hybrid smartwatch has an always-on e-ink display

Skagen's Falster 3 smartwatch from last year is easily among the best WearOS-powered smartwatches that you can buy today. However, priced at around $300, the smartwatch isn't the best option for the budget-conscious. This is why Skagen has now unveiled a new hybrid smartwatch, called the Jorn Hybrid HR, which offers most of the crucial...

Fossil’s Gen 5 LTE smartwatch goes official starting at $349

Last month, we caught wind of Fossil's plan to launch its first LTE-enabled smartwatch. Documents submitted to the FCC revealed few details about the smartwatch, so it wasn't clear if Fossil Group was planning on launching a new lineup or a new entry to its existing Gen 5 line. Today, we have an answer. The...

Fossil reportedly working on new smartwatch with LTE

It’s been over a year since Fossil introduced its Gen 5 smartwatches. You’d think the company would be gearing up to introduce a follow-up to the wearable, but we may see a minor update to the Gen 5 instead. FCC docs suggest Fossil may soon introduce a new smartwatch with cellular connectivity. If true, it...

Fossil Group smartwatches are starting to get Google’s Wear OS H-MR2 update

In September, Google began rolling out the new Wear OS H-MR2 update, which includes a number of performance and battery improvements. That update is now rolling out to those who own a Fossil Group smartwatch — a nice end-of-year surprise for anyone planning on using their wearable for a New Year’s resolution. A comprehensive list of...

Fossil Gen 5E are new Wear OS smartwatches with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100

Fossil on Monday introduced the Gen 5E series, a lineup of new Wear OS smartwatches that start at just $249. The new wearables are essentially paired-down versions of last year’s Gen 5 series, and come in two different sizes and a variety of colors. The Fossil Gen 5E is available in a new 42mm size with...

[Update: Rolling out] Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches will soon get sleep tracking and VO2 monitoring

Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch owners are in for a treat as their year-old smartwatches will soon be getting a host of new features via a software update. The update, which is scheduled to roll out on August 19th, includes a new sleep tracking feature, VO2 max monitoring, and more. According to a recent report from Droid-Life,...