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Fossil’s first Put on OS 3 smartwatch is identical previous story for Android wearables

Greater than a 12 months after Google launched Wear OS 3, Fossil has determined to launch a smartwatch working it, whereas providing an improve for others.

The Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Version smartwatch arrives this month as the corporate’s first wearable to run the Google x Samsung x Fitbit working system out of the field.

Regardless of the delay in Fossil getting its act collectively, that’s excellent news, proper? Nicely probably not. The brand new Fossil 6 Wellness version arrives working the two-year previous Snapdragon 4100+ platform, fairly than the hot-off-the-production-line Snapdragon W5+.

No huge deal although, proper? The W5+ solely guarantees *checks notes* 2x greater efficiency and 50% higher battery life than the 4400+, and a brand new 4nm course of that’s 30% smaller and thinner making it excellent for slimmer smartwatches. Rattling!

Alongside the previous chip is a fairly acquainted spec sheet. The 44mm case homes a 1.28-inch AMOLED show with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. You’ll get a 3ATM water resistance and a barely sportier design than the usual version.

It’s out there from October 17 and prices $299 in america and we’ve contacted Fossil for the UK value. Nonetheless, it is likely to be price holding off till the Mobvoi TicWatch that’ll debut the W5+ processor earlier than forking out right here. Or maybe the model new Google Pixel Watch introduced final week? or the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, which additionally runs on Put on OS 3?

Fossil additionally instructed Android Central that all the Gen 6 watches working the 4100+ processor are additionally in line for the Put on OS 3 replace too. They may embody the Fossil Gen 6, Skagen Falster Gen 6, Michael Kors Gen 6, and the Razer x Fossil Gen 6.

Are you planning a smartwatch buy earlier than the tip of the 12 months? Which Put on OS 3 watch stands out in 2022? Tell us @trustedreviews on Twitter.

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