With a little more than a week until the Galaxy Watch 4 officially arrives, we’re now getting a look at one of the next smartwatches that will be powered by Wear OS 3. The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch appeared on Amazon Germany (via WinFuture), providing pretty much all of the details that you would want to know.
In addition to running Wear OS 3, the new joint wearable software from Google and Samsung, here’s a look at the specs for Fossil’s new smartwatch:
- 42mm or 44mm
- 1.28-inch OLED display
- 416 x 416 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ processor
- 8GB of internal storage
- 24-hour battery life
- Charge from 0-100% in one hour
- 80% capacity in just 30 minutes
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Price: €299 or €329
WinFuture also shared that the Fossil Gen 6 will be able to keep track of your steps, sleep, heart rate, cardio levels, and SpO2 (blood oxygen). Additionally, you’ll be able to combine the Gen 6’s activity mode with GPS to provide better data when performing workouts such as running.
According to this leak, the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch will launch in Germany on September 27. Unfortunately, we aren’t sure as to whether this is a global launch date, or if this is just the date that it will be released in Germany.
One of the biggest complaints, when Wear OS 3 was announced, was that the list of previous-generation smartwatches compatible with the update was rather small. However, Fossil attempted to calm those concerns by confirming that the company’s next smartwatch (the Gen 6) would be running Wear OS 3 along with offering better battery life and improved performance.
At the time of this writing, Fossil has not confirmed when the Fossil Gen 6 would be arriving, let alone what countries the smartwatch is going to be coming to. So what do you think about this upcoming smartwatch? Given that the Galaxy Watch 4 doesn’t integrate quite as well with Google’s apps as we were hoping, are you now looking to pick one of these up instead?