Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch Launched With Google’s Wear OS 2, Know Price


The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch was launched on Wednesday 22 September. The new smartwatch will come with Google’s Wear OS 2 software, but Fossil says it will be able to be upgraded to Wear OS 3 software in 2022. The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch comes in 42mm and 44mm dial sizes and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC. Fossil has also said that this will be the first time that its product will be simultaneously revealed in India and other markets. The Fossil Gen 6 lineup was announced in the US in late August.

Fossil Gen 6 price in India, availability

The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch price in India is Rs 23,995 to Rs 24,995. As mentioned, the Fossil smartwatch comes in two variants – 42mm dial variant and 44mm dial variant. The smartwatch will be available for purchase from September 27 through Fossil’s official website, Amazon, and select retail outlets.
Interested customers can pre-book the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch from September 25 on the official website. It will be offered in four color options for the 44mm dial version and three color options for the 42mm dial version. The Fossil Gen 6 will be available for purchase in India just like other markets.

Fossil Gen 6 specifications, features

The Fossil Gen 6’s 1.28-inch (416×416 pixels) Color AMOLED touchscreen is housed in a circular dial with 326ppi pixel density in two sizes – 42mm and 44mm. As mentioned, it will run on Wear OS 2 at the moment, and Fossil has promised that it will be upgradeable to Wear OS 3 in 2022. It gets Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It has been claimed that the processor will give 30 percent more performance than its earlier model Fossil Gen 5. It will also reduce app loading and power consumption in less time. Users can adjust the function of the buttons and dials of Fossil Gen 6 according to their own.

Being a smartwatch, the Fossil Gen 6 comes with health monitoring features. This includes an upgraded heart rate monitoring sensor that provides “continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy” and a new blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2) sensor. Other sensors include accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, off-body IR and ambient light sensor.

Connectivity options on the Fossil Gen 6 include Bluetooth v5 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC SE. It is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and has the ability to receive and make calls when connected to the smartphone. Also it supports Google Assistant.

Talking about its battery, it is said that the battery life of the Fossil Gen 6 lasts for more than 24 hours or several days if it is used with the extended battery mode. Fossil also states that the smartwatch can be charged up to 80 percent in about half an hour. The smartwatch is also swimproof up to 3ATM (30 meters).
Spotify’s Wear OS upgrade, which lets users download songs and podcasts to their smartwatches, is also available on the Fossil Gen 6.