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Huge leak shows off Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch

After two years, Fossil is looking to return to Google Wear OS smartwatches in a big way. Here’s everything we know about the Fossil Gen 6.

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Right before Samsung officially unveiled its latest Galaxy Watch 4, Fossil stole some of the tech titan’s thunder by teasing its upcoming Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch the day before. Fossil made one bold claim...

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Way more.

Way Faster.

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Details on how it would be “more” and “faster” surfaced last week when WinFuture found a now-deleted Amazon listing with every bit of juicy information you need to know.

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To surpass the Gen 5’s performance, Fossil’s reportedly equipping the Gen 6 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chip. According to Qualcomm, the chip “is designed to deliver 85% higher performance compared to the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.”

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1.28"

The 42mm and 44mm reportedly have the same size OLED display (416x416).

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Specs

  • SoC: Snapdragon Wear 4100+
  • CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex A53 (1.7GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno A504
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, GPS
  • Battery life: 24 hours (extended battery life mode)
  • Charging: 80 percent in 30 minutes; full in one hour
  • Water resistance: 50m depth
  • Always-on display
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Stylish functionality

Fossil smartwatches have always had a fashion focus, but they still track fitness at the end of the day. The Fossil Gen 6 will reportedly have a SpO2 sensor to measure oxygen levels — a feature that should bring peace of mind during these pandemic times.

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The leaks suggest the Gen 6 will also have traditional fitness smartwatch features like step counting, sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and GPS distance logging among others.

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Wear OS 3?

WinFuture’s leak mentions Google’s Wear OS running on the smartwatch, but it won’t be the new Wear OS 3, which is co-developed with Samsung and brings tons of new features to the Android wearable platform. Fossil smartwatches won’t get Wear OS 3 until next year.

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€299

Starting price for Germany according to the leak.

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Fossil unearthed

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find out the latest on Fossil’s Gen 6 smartwatch, which should be announced pretty soon based on the leaks and teaser. The leak says September 27, though that could change.

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