The Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung is the first and so far only smartwatch with Wear OS 3. However, the well-known watch manufacturer Fossil will soon also be offering smartwatches with the new operating system. In terms of design, the Fossil Gen 6 from Samsung clearly stands out.
After Samsung and Google announced in May that they would do a common cause for smartwatches in the future, the first result of this collaboration was recently presented: The Galaxy Watch 4 is the first smartwatch with Wear OS 3. It was clear that it wouldn’t stay that way – and Fossil seems to be the first manufacturer after Samsung to also offer a smartwatch with the new operating system.
Fossil Gen 6: New Smartwatch with Wear OS 3 and Snapdragon 4100+
The Fossil Gen 6 is said to be in two sizes with 42 or 44 millimeter housing and give different designs for men and women (source: WinFuture). The OLED display is 1.28 inches and has a resolution of 416 x 416 pixels. The time is also permanently displayed via the always-on feature. Under the hood, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is supposed to be used, which promises fast performance. GPS, Bluetooth 5.0 and an 8 GB internal memory are also included.
Concrete information on the battery capacity is not yet available, but Fossil is supposed to do one Running time of 24 hours promise. With the extreme power saving mode, supposedly even several days are possible. The smartwatch should be able to be recharged to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
Sports fans are happy Integration of multiple health and fitness sensors. For example, the Fossil Gen 6 can count steps, monitor the heart rate and also provide information about the SpO2 value in the blood. The integrated GPS mode counts the running distances. Some models are also said to be waterproof up to 50 meters.
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Fossil Gen 6 starts at 299 euros
In terms of design, the Fossil Smartwatch is overall more conservative than the Galaxy Watch 4. The Gen 6 exudes the flair of a classic wristwatch rather than a smartwatch. Models are available in different case colors and strap materials, including leather, fabric and metal. Fossil has not yet officially presented the new smartwatch, but according to Leak, the Gen 6 will go on sale from September 27th. the Prices start at 299 euros and 329 euros, respectively.