Fossil recently launched their newest smartwatch product, the Fossil Gen 6. This Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch is the next generation of the Fossil Gen 5 watch that was launched earlier. There are several excellent features of the Fossil Gen 6 compared to its predecessor, ranging from the latest chipset, SpO2 sensor, to the built-in Google Assistant software.
In terms of the design of this Fossil Gen 6, this Fossil carries a 1.28-inch diameter AMOLED screen with a resolution of 416 x 416 pixels. And this Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch also includes NFC SE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as water-resistant 3 ATM (30m). And Fossil Gen 6 still uses the old software, namely the old Wear OS 2 operating system. Users are said to still have to wait until next year if they want to get the Wear OS 3 update.
Software and Hardware
Furthermore, Fossil Gen 6 is also embedded with a SpO2 sensor to detect oxygen levels in the blood. And a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that can detect heart rate. Fossil Gen 6 is also equipped with the default Google Assistant software. So with the wake word “Ok Google,” users can control smart home devices, set reminders, or perform searches.
And there’s also support for Google Pay, music playback controls, and the ability to make and receive calls when the smartwatch is connected to an Android or iOS smartphone.
In terms of hardware, the Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch is powered by the latest chipset from Qualcomm, namely Snapdragon Wear 4100+. This chipset is paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. This chipset is one of two smartwatch chips that Qualcomm launched last year.
Price and Release Date Fossil Gen 6
With this, the Smartwatch also becomes the first smartwatch to use this chipset. Fossil said the new Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset is able to increase the working performance of the latest Gen 6 smartwatch by up to 30 percent when compared to Gen 5.
For the price, this Smartwatch sells from $299 to $319, depending on the dial design. And strap chosen by the consumer. Fossil has opened the faucet for pre-orders for the Fossil Gen 6. And deliveries are said to be starting September 27.
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