Fossil Gen 6
Where to get it?
The Fossil Gen 6 comes with a few new features, including the Snapdragon 4100 Plus chipset and the new Wear OS 3, which combines Google’s wearable operating system and Samsung’s Tizen OS. As a result, the Fossil Gen 6 is the primary option for those who own an iPhone or simply prefer the sleek Fossil look.
Smartwatch with a great look
The Fossil Gen 6 is a beautiful watch, with a crown and buttons that give it a more refined appearance that evokes traditional timepieces without being overly complicated. The Fossil Gen 6’s bezel now has ridges, but it does not rotate as a navigation option. If you enjoy cycling through watch faces, the Fossil Gen 6’s display is fantastic, with crisp detail and good color, making it ideal for more complex Facer or other app faces.
Lightweight and comfortable to wear
The Gen 6 is easy to wear all day. The straps on the 44mm version are 22mm. The leather strap is of high quality, and additional straps are available from Fossil. Its design and buttons aren’t bulky enough to get in the way of exercise, though you’ll notice it when swinging your arms on long runs.
Can be used as a fitness smartwatch
The Fossil Gen 6 isn’t a fitness smartwatch, but it can be worn during runs and workouts. The availability of third-party health software is limited. The Cardiogram app measures and charts heart rate on a regular basis, there’s a blood oxygen-tracking tile, and a workout tile that simply asks if you’re indoors or outdoors without any specific exercise tracking. To track exercise and other health metrics, one can use the Google Fit suite of apps, which is installed by default.
Includes a wide range of sensors
An accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light meter, compass, gyroscope, IR presence sensor, PPG heart rate sensor, and blood oxygen sensor are among the sensors on the watch. Unfortunately, having sensors is not the same as providing health tracking. Google Fit lags far behind Apple Health in terms of features, and Fossil is not set up to offer its own health apps. As a result, while you can take individual readings wherever you want, putting them together into a holistic picture is at best difficult. Worse, taking those readings is a chore. Using Fossil’s watchface to access the sleep tracking stats or blood oxygen monitor is a slow process.
Powered by Snapdragon 4100+ processor
The Fossil Gen 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+ processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. The specifications are adequate for running apps and storing music on the watch. Apps never crash thanks to the Snapdragon 4100+ processor, and the user interface is very fast, switching from app to app and screen to screen quickly and without lag. There is no input delay and transitions are smooth.
Compatible with both iOS and Android phones
All iOS and Android phones can use the Fossil Gen 6’s full set of features. There is also a microphone and speaker for using Google Assistant. Connectivity is fantastic. The watch supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS connectivity. The only issue is that Google Assistant frequently activates by accident.
The smartwatch’s battery life is a major flaw. It charges quickly, but you’ll need to recharge it before the end of the day because it only lasts a single day.