Fossil is delighted to announce the launch of the newest generation of its wearables: 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. The Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch will be first to market – while pre-orders begin September 25th onwards on fossil.com, it launches globally for Android and iOS phone users alike on September 27th.
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. For the first time, the product will be available for purchase in India, at the same time as it will globally.
The new Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch launches progressively with four colorways in a 44mm case and three colorways in a 42mm 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 time 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 improvement also impacts 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.
Swim Proof 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, topring and pushers
- 44mm and 42mm case size options
- Stunning 1.28’’ touchscreen digital display
- Swimproof (up to 3 ATM)
- Customizable 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 Wear4100+
- 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