Fossil has been the biggest supporter of Google’s Wear OS through all the flaws in the platform, and now that things are finally going in the right direction, the company is proud to say that it will debut more Wear OS smartwatches in 2021 with Qualcomm hardware under the hood.
In a press release talking about Qualcomm’s new “Wearable Accelerator” program today, Fossil’s Chris Hartley had a rough idea of what’s next for the group when it comes to Wear OS. Apparently, Fossil is preparing to launch a new series of Wear OS products in 2021, and even says that the company will release the “best possible”
At Fossil Group, we always strive for new innovation and increased performance in our products. Thanks to our continued partnership with Qualcomm and the launch of our upcoming smartwatches later this year, Fossil believes it is bringing the best possible Wear OS smartwatch to market this year
While the details are obviously unclear about what this smartwatch will bring to the table, it is almost certain that this refers to the Fossil Gen 6 series, which will be released once this year based on the company’s regular schedule. Given the context that Qualcomm just announced that they will release new Snapdragon Wear chips “next year”, it seems that Gen 6 can run on a chipset that is newer than the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series, which debuted in 2020, has only has been used for two hours, and still has no guaranteed upgrade path to the new Wear OS experience released this year.
In any case, it’s great to see that Fossil sticks with Google’s platform until 2021, and it will be interesting to see what these new Wear OS smartwatches bring to the table compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and what Google has up its sleeve.
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