Fossil Gen 6 Put on OS smartwatch revealed in leaked photos and specs

Abruptly, the Put on OS smartwatch scene is thrilling once more: following on from the massive reveal of the Galaxy Watch 4 Traditional and the Galaxy Watch 4 (that includes Samsung’s tackle Put on OS), we have got a sneak preview of the following watches coming from Fossil.

Fossil has already confirmed a Gen 6 mannequin sporting the brand new and up to date Put on OS is on the way in which, and due to some digging from WinFuture, we have now acquired leaked photos and specs for the smartwatch fashions too. In accordance with this unconfirmed data dump, they could possibly be unveiled on September 27.

In accordance with WinFuture, the Gen 6 collection will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon Put on 4100 Plus chipset launched final yr: it is presently the quickest chipset round for Put on OS, and is a big step up from the Put on 3100 processor within the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches.

One of many colour/strap mixtures of the Gen 6 fashions. (Picture credit score: WinFuture / Fossil)

Good specs

You may apparently have the ability to purchase Fossil Gen 6 watches in 42mm or 44mm sizes, with straps choices manufactured from leather-based, cloth and steel. Water resistance as much as a depth of fifty meters might be on “most” of the out there fashions, it appears like.

There might be 8GB of inner reminiscence on these watches, say the sources talking to WinFuture, as with the Gen 5 fashions. The screens might be 1.28 inches in dimension, with a decision of 416 x 416 pixels, which once more matches the earlier era.

Battery life is listed as 24 hours between expenses, and all the same old sensors – together with one for oxygen saturation – are talked about. The quoted value in Europe is €299-329, which works out at about $350-385 / £255-280 / AU$490-535 with a straight foreign money conversion.

Evaluation: the Apple Watch is not invincible

Apple Watch 6 review

The Apple Watch Sequence 6. (Picture credit score: TechRadar)

There’s an terrible lot to love concerning the Apple Watch: it is speedy, it is trendy, it boasts an unbelievable variety of features and options, and it really works seamlessly with different devices… so long as they’re all made by Apple.

Nevertheless, after years within the doldrums, Put on OS is again. Google appears excited about smartwatches once more, Samsung is getting closely concerned, and now we now have new smartwatches on the way in which from Fossil – which to be honest has accomplished an admirable job of holding the Put on OS flag flying with its merchandise down the years.

With the appropriate investments in {hardware} and software program, there isn’t any motive why Put on OS cannot tackle the Apple Watch in the identical manner that Android battles iOS for market share. There are many individuals on the market with out an iPhone who desire a top-quality smartwatch to wrap round their wrist.

Based mostly on its previous observe document, the Fossil Gen 6 fashions ought to be nicely value searching for – and by the top of the yr we would even have seen the long-awaited Google Pixel Watch (little doubt with a little bit of a Fitbit taste added to it).