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Fossil’s Gen 6 smartwatch can reach 80% charge in 30 minutes

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Fossil has just launched its next watch, the Gen 6 Touchscreen. The wearable is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage. The watch was released for pre-orders starting August 30 starting from $299 and will be upgradable to Wear OS 3.

The Texan smartwatch company has some bold claims for the upcoming watch. It can charge up to 80% in under 30 minutes, with continuous heart rate tracking, SpO2 monitoring, and a stainless steel case. The watch will be launched in 42 and 44mm variants.

The watch will come in four colour options in the 44mm variant and three colour options in the 42mm variant. You can pre-order one over at Fossil’s website, with prices falling between $299 and $319. 

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WearOS 3 incoming

The Gen 6 from Fossil is the first smartwatch to use the Wear OS3 platform after Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Watch 4 a few weeks back. Both the watches are quite different in their design approach, but the software experience should be relatively the same, thanks to Google and Samsung’s unified platform.

The new device’s core is the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ paired up with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Running on the Wear OS 3. these internals should be quick enough to give the watch a stable and smooth software experience. There’s a 1.28-inch touchscreen display on the watch as well. 

The new Gen 6 Touchscreen | Source: Fossil

While Fossil hasn’t declared a number on the battery capacity yet, they seem to be quite confident in the new watch’s battery performance. The company claims that the battery can charge up to 80% in under 30 minutes. Along with Fossil’s Smart Battery modes and the Wear 4100+ users can expect 24 hours or even more in terms of battery life. 

In addition to the wellness updates released in 2020, the Gen6 features an upgraded heartbeat sensor for improved continuous tracking and better signal accuracy. There’s a new SpO2 sensor in there as well. And then there are the usual smartwatch sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Altimeter, PPG Heart Rate, SpO2, Off-body IR, Ambient Light.

SpecificationsFossil Gen 6 Touchscreen
ProcessorSnapDragon Wear 4100+, up to 1.7 GHz
Internal storage8GB
Display1.28-inch touchscreen display
OSUpgradable to Wear OS 3

“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,” said Steve Evans, Chief Brand Officer at Fossil Group, in a statement on Monday

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Yadullah Abidi

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