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Fossil Gen 6: an exquisite finish for a smartwatch with the most powerful of Qualcomm under the hood

Fossil is one of the brands that continues to bet on Wear OS as an operating system, with the permission of Mobvoi, Suunto and, recently, Samsung. After launching a fairly complete Fossil Gen 5 last year, the company is now back at the helm with the Fossil Gen 6, a smartwatch inside which we find the Snapdragon Wear 4100+.

The watch will arrive in two sizes, 42 and 44 millimeters, with three and four color combinations, respectively. Its price will be between 299 and 329 euros, depending on the size. After the presentations, we are going to get to know the new Fossil watch better.

Fossil Gen 6 data sheet

Fossil gen 6

dimensions and weight

44/42 x 11,5 mm

screen

1.28-inch AMOLED

Resolution 416 x 416 pixels

326 pixels per inch

processor

Snapdragon Wear 4100+

memoria ram

1 GB

internal storage

8 GB

battery

N/D

Fast charge

operating system

wear OS

connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0 LE

WiFi

GPS

NFC

waterproof

3 ATM

buttons

Yes three

sensors

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Compass

Altimeter

Heart rate with PPG

SpO2
Go out of body

Ambient light

extras

IOS and Android compatibility

Google Pay

Google Fit

price

From 299 euros

Wear OS with the latest from Qualcomm under the hood

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Like all Wear OS watches Fossil has released to date, the new Gen 6 comes with a premium design which tries to emulate conventional analog clocks. It is available in two sizes, 42 and 44 millimeters, both with boxes of stainless steel, and in different colors, so there are seven models to choose from. Its thickness is 11.5 millimeters.

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For the display, Fossil has opted for a 1.28-inch AMOLED panel with 416 x 416 pixels resolution, which translates to 326 pixels per inch. The interface will be similar to that of other watches of the company, since the operating system is Wear OS.

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Fossil2

And speaking of the operating system, Fossil promises that by 2022 its watch will be updated to Wear OS 3. To date, the only watch that has this version of the operating system is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4So it’s good news to see brands start announcing their upgrade plans.

With Wear OS, the device you will be able to access the Google Play Store and the entire ecosystem of Google applications, such as Google Maps. Giving life to this OS is responsible for 1 GB of RAM and the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor. The main difference between the Wear 4100+ and the Wear 4100 is that the former has a coprocessor to carry out tasks that require less power.

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Fossil3

In terms of sensors, the watch incorporates an improved PPG heart rate sensor, according to Fossil; a sensor SpO2 to know the level of oxygen in the blood and a integrated GPS chip, something interesting for outdoor sports.

The company has not disclosed the battery capacity of its watch, but ensures that it is capable of offering between one and three days of autonomy according to the management mode we choose. This is one of the most remarkable features of Fossil watches, the different energy saving options. Also note that it has fast charging and that, according to the company, charges to 80% in half an hour.

Versions and price of the Fossil Gen 6

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Fossil

As we anticipated before, the Fossil Gen 6 It can be booked on the Fossil website from September 20. Its price will be between 299 and 329 euros, depending on the model we choose.