Qualcomm powers next-gen smartwatches from Fossil

Published May 25, 2022, 11:38 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

Fossil has recently announced their newest wearables, the Gen 6 Touchscreen smartwatch. While the name could use a little tweaks, it will be the first smartwatch powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+. Using this platform, Fossil’s smartwatch is expected to have fast load times, highly responsive experiences, and energy efficient. Fossil boasts the Gen 6 charges from zero to 80% in a little over 30 minutes.

Of course, arriving with the slew of features, the Gen 6 will support a SpO2 sensor and heart rate tracking and even speaker function.

“We are proud to announce our highly-anticipated next generation of smartwatches. At Fossil Group, we are always striving to deliver increased performance and delight users, working in partnership with Qualcomm and Google, and we are excited by the new capabilities Gen 6 is bringing to our users. Faster interface, less time to charge and upgraded health and wellness features are only a few of the benefits Gen 6 will see as our teams continue to innovate and evolve our smartwatch portfolio,” said Steve Evans, Fossil Group EVP Chief Brand Officer. 

“Fossil Group and Qualcomm have had a long-standing partnership and have led the convergence of fashion and technology in the industry,” said Pankaj Kedia, Global Head of Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are delighted to have collaborated with Fossil Group on their latest smartwatch, the Gen 6, which is the first product to come to market based on our Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform. This platform enables users to experience lightning-fast processing and richer, always-on, ambient modes and watch faces with ultra-low power consumption thanks to the integration of the always-on co-processor in the platform.”

The new Fossil brand Gen 6 smartwatch launches with 3 colorways in a 44mm case and three colorways in a 42mm case for added size options. In addition to offering 6 timeless styles and endless interchangeable strap options, users can customize dials and buttons to easily access their most-used functions. Fossil Gen 6 is upgradable to Wear OS 3, Google’s new system update announced earlier in the summer, and will benefit from continued improvements in features and user experience.