Fossil announces next generation of wearables — the first powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform

Fossil announces next generation of wearables — the first powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform

Gen 6 boasts increased speed and performance, updated wellness sensors, and compatibility with Wear OS 3

It is with great excitement that 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 Wear4100+ 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 Googleand Fossil Group, smart battery modes and more. 

Gen 6 will also be compatible with Google’s new system update, Wear OS 3, announced last 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.

“We are proud to announce our highly-anticipated next generation of smartwatches. At Fossil Group, we are always striving to deliver increased performance and delight users, working in partnership with Qualcomm and Google, and we are excited by the new capabilities Gen 6 is bringing to our users. Faster interface, less time to charge and upgraded health and wellness features are only a few of the benefits Gen 6 will see as our teams continue to innovate and evolve our smartwatch portfolio,” says Steve Evans, Fossil Group EVP Chief Brand Officer. 

“Fossil Group and Qualcomm have had a long-standing partnership and have led the convergence of fashion and technology in the industry,” says Pankaj Kedia, Global Head of Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are delighted to have collaborated with Fossil Group on their latest smartwatch, the Gen 6, which is the first product to come to market based on our Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform. This platform enables users to experience lightning-fast processing and richer, always-on, ambient modes and watch faces with ultra-low power consumption thanks to the integration of the always-on co-processor in the platform.”

The new Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch launches with 3 colorways in a 44mm case and three colorways in a 42mm case for added size options. In addition to offering 6 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, combined with the Snapdragon Wear4100+ 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 impacts the customer experience in regards 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, 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

Google, Android and Wear OS by Google are trademarks of Google LLC. Wear OS by Google works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries with compatibility subject to change.

Available at Fossil Stores: 

Fossil SM Baguio, Fossil Uptown Mall BGC, Fossil Ayala Center Cebu, Fossil Century Mall, Fossil SM Clark, Fossil Evia, Fossil Festival, Fossil Market Market, Fossil SM Megamall, Fossil Mall Of Asia, Fossil Newport, Fossil SM North Edsa, Fossil SM Southmall, Fossil Vertis North, Fossil Robinsons Ermita, Fossil Kiosk Ayala Manila Bay, Fossil Robinsons Galleria, Fossil Robinsons Magnolia