Fossil announces the newest generation to our wearables portfolio: the Gen 6 Touchscreen Smartwatch. The Gen 6 smartwatch will be the first smartwatch powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform, providing users faster application load times, highly responsive user experiences, and more efficient power consumption. In addition, the battery charging speed is two times faster than leading smartwatches, reaching 80% charge in just over 30 minutes.
Users will also benefit from continuous heart rate tracking, a new SpO2 sensor, speaker functionality to make and receive tethered calls, software updates from Wear OS by Google and Fossil Group, smart battery modes, and more. The Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch will be first to market, launching for pre-order for Android and iOS phone users alike from 20 September (from 30 August in America).
Gen 6 will also be compatible with Google’s new system update, Wear OS 3, announced earlier this year. The smartwatch will be eligible for the Wear OS 3 system update in 2022, alongside other updates that will continue to improve the overall user experience.
The new Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch launches with four colorways in a 44 mm case and three colorways in a 42 mm case for added size options. In addition to offering seven timeless styles and endless interchangeable strap options, users can customize dials and buttons to easily access their most-used functions. Fossil Gen 6 is upgradable to Wear OS 3, Google’s new system update announced earlier in the summer, and will benefit from continued improvements in features and user experience.
Gen 6 boasts top everyday features, including:
Increased Battery Charging Speed and Smart Battery Modes
Users can enjoy shorter charging times and extended battery life to maximize their day. The Gen 6’s charging speed is two times faster than the leading smartwatch, reaching 80% in only a little more than 30 minutes of charging. This, combined with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform, decreased power consumption and Fossil Group-developed Smart Battery Modes, puts the user in control and allows for 24+ hours of battery life (based on usage) or multiple days in Extended Battery Mode.
This improvement also affects the customer experience in regard to sleep tracking. The device reaches 80% charge in about 30 minutes, enabling a full charge in the morning after tracking your sleep.
Upgraded Health & Wellness Sensors
In addition to wellness updates from Fossil Group released in 2020, Gen 6 boasts an upgraded heart rate sensor to allow continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy. Users will also benefit from the new SpO2 sensor, which tracks an estimate of the wearer’s blood oxygen measurements to see how well your body is circulating oxygen over time.
Swimproof Speaker and Microphone
Android and iOS smartphone users can enjoy the ability to make and receive calls from their Gen 6 smartwatch. Hear responses and get answers from Google Assistant – when you ask a question or tell it to perform an action, you can hear Google speak back to you.
Additional features include:
- Stainless steel case, top ring and pushers
- 44 mm and 42 mm case size options
- Stunning 1.28’’ touchscreen digital display
- Swimproof (up to 3 ATM)
- Customisable dials and button functionality
- Interchangeable straps and bracelets
- Enjoy All Your Spotify Music and Podcasts Offline on smartwatches running Wear OS for all Spotify Premium users
- Increased performance and lower power with Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 LE, WiFi, GPS, NFC SE
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Altimeter, PPG Heart Rate, SpO2, Off-body IR, Ambient Light
- Wear OS by Google
- 8 GB of storage and 1 GB RAM
- 4 pin USB fast charging with magnetic puck
Fossil Gen 6 retails for £279-£299 and will be available for pre-order beginning 20 September at www.fossil.com. To learn about upcoming Michael Kors Gen 6 smartwatches, please visit www.watchstation.com and www.michaelkors.com for more information.