Watch maker Fossil today announced the Fossil Gen 6 touchscreen smartwatch in India. The device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform. The device will be available on Fossil’s website from September 25 onwards and is priced between Rs. 23,995 and Rs. 24,995 in the country. While the device runs on Google’s WearOS, it will work with both Android and iOS devices. Fossil has siad that the WearOS 3 platform will come to this watch in 2022, which is available only on Samsung’s Gear smartwatches right now. The new version of the OS was built by Samsung and Google together, and is expected to come to other smartwatches in future.
Fossil Gen 6 specs and features
On the specs front, the Fossil Gen 6 has a stainless steel case and is available in 44mm and 42mm case sizes. It has a 1.28 inch display and is swimproof, with up to 3 ATM water resistance. It also has customizable buttons and dials, while the straps and bracelets can be changed as well. It will support apps like Spotify through the WearOS platform, along with Podcasts and more.
As mentioned before, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset runs inside this smartwatch, and it has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, along with both WiFi and GPS support. An accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, PPG heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, off-body IR and ambient light sensor are also built into the device. It has 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM inside and uses a four pin magnetic puck charging adapter with support for fast charging.
According to Fossil, the new Fossil Gen 6 will charge to 80% in 30 minutes, which isn’t rare for a smartwatch today. The Gen 6 also allows users to receive calls from the smartwatch and talk to the Google Assistant using the microphones.
The Fossil Gen 6 is the first smartwatch to be sold in India at the same time as global markets, which is perhaps Fossil’s attempt at capitalising on the smartwatch boom here. However, the Gen 6 lies in the more premium range of the market, which means it may not ramp up the same volumes and companies like Boat or Noise.
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