Smartwatches are not a new concept in today’s market. We have tons of companies who fight head-to-head to give us the best smartwatch money can buy. But one problem we face with most watches, that they do not look natural when you wear them in the office or in other formal events.
Fossil, an American fashion designing and manufacturing company, has a reputation for giving us amazing choice in smartwatches. Instead of big, bulky looking dials, Fossil has given us stylish easy-going watches for most generations. There’s speciality is the smart watches almost looks exactly like our traditional analogue watch. The watches are not only effective and user friendly but also looks classic and chic.
And finally, after a long wait, Fossil is back with its 6th generation. Get ready to get blown away by the Fossil 6 generation smartwatches.
Specifications and usage of Fossil Gen 6 watches:
It has not been long since the new Fossil gen 6 smart watches are launched in the market and distribution is yet to start, but it already has the entire world wrapped around it. Here’s why.
The watch comes with QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon wear 4100+ platform, and it’s the first in the market to launch it. Apart from that, it has also introduced a new heart rate and SpO2 sensors. The Bluetooth is also upgraded to a higher version of 5.0 LE. Other features also include Wi-Fi, google assistant and access to Google store. The watch currently runs on Wear OS 2.3, but soon promises to launch a 3.0 version.
The beauty also comes with fast charging capabilities. Watch should last over 24 hours on a single charge. Fossil gen 6 comes with 1 GB of ram and 8 GB of internal storage. Other than that, the watch also has a 3 ATM water resistance rate.
The watch, with its classic looks, comes in 2 different sizes, one is 42mm and another is 44 mm. Although the size is different, the screen on the watch is of similar size. With no rotatory dial and 3 push buttons on the right side. The centre button is a rotatable home switch.
How will Fossil Gen 6 benefit users?
The fossil gen 6 is the first smartwatch to use QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform. It claims to give 30% smoother app load. In simple words, it is like having a small chip with your main processor. The small chip is used for simple functions like ‘always on watch face’, etc and not to disturb the main chip for every function. This gives us a lesser loading time and a smooth experience using different apps on the watch. And not to worry, the main chip itself is just as good and efficient as the last one.
With the new Fast charging technology, the watch charges itself up way faster. Fossil claims it can go 80% in just half an hour.
Another new feature in the smartwatch is using the new SpO2 sensor. This will track blood oxygen levels much more efficiently with its own new algorithm. Also, how much your body is circulating oxygen over time will also be calculated. This has to be a big step for Fossil smartwatches as every customer wants their watches to have fitness features too.
The new model also comes with a newly designed charger. There was a common complaint coming up with gen 5 fossils and that was the charging ring in the watch keeps coming out. This was because the rings were supposedly glued into the watch. Well, say no more. With the new model of gen 6, not only we have a newly designed charger but also the rings are embedded within the watch dial. So long complaints of the past.
Compared to Fossil gen 5 smartwatches, there is an upgrade in Bluetooth as well. Finally, Gen 6 comes in a lot of colours and designs, so you will never have a difficulty to find the perfect watch to match your aesthetic as well.
What are the drawbacks in the new Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches?
Except for the newly designed charger and the Snapdragon, everything on the smartwatch has been seen earlier. So, although it stands to defend its reputation, but we cannot clearly say it overcomes all its competitors.
Although fossil announced the watch may run on Wear OS 3, but it is not yet available in the recent launch. For now, you will get the wear OS version 2.3, which is not so bad, but why settle for less when you can have the best in the market. You cannot expect to get the upgrade any time before 2022.
Pricing and Availability:
Fossil gen 6 can be bought on fossil website, along with amazon and in stores. Although for now the watches are only available for pre-orders. But they will start to ship from 27th of this month.
Pricing starts from $299, which is comparatively less than its competitors. The watches are available in different designs for men and women. 7 new options to choose from, 3 for women (42 mm) and 4 for men (44 mm). You can also get extra straps with the watch if you like. You get 4 different options each on the website. They start from the minimum price of just $29.
Where do we stand on this product?
We are still not sure if this watch is really a better option than Samsung galaxy watch 4, which is also recently launched, but Fossil gen 6 seriously gives Samsung a run for their money. We also feel the promise of significant software update may backfire in this competitive market, and Fossil should have thought about it before launching the watch now. Overall, the product is no doubt an outstanding smart watch. And if you are one for the looks, this watch is just what you need. Let us know what you think about this new launch.