The smartwatch market is now completely dominated by the Apple Watch. With the latest Apple Watch Series 4, the company has introduced even more features to differentiate itself from the competition. On the other hand, the Wear OS is struggling in this segment. Unlike the Android OS which is dominant in the mobile segment, the lack of in-house of collaboration between the hardware and software is affecting the Wear OS powered devices.
While the smartphone manufacturers are now getting rid of the Wear OS, the traditional watchmakers have started adopting Google’s wearable OS. Fossil is one of those brands which has been continuously launching new smartwatches. Today, the company has launched a new Wear OS-powred smartwatch called Fossil Sport. Unlike the competition, the Fossil Sport packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform.
The Fossil Sport is priced at $255 and comes in 41mm and 43mm sizes. It will be available in Gray, Pink, Red, Blue, Green, and Black color options. There are also a wide range of interchangeable silicon straps which are also water-resistant. The 350mAh battery along with the latest Snapdragon chip makes the smartwatch easily last more than a day. The use of nylon and aluminum case also makes the Fossil Sport weigh lighter on your wrist.
Even at $255, the company has managed to include Heart Rate sensor, NFC, GPS, Altimeter, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. It also comes preloaded with the music streaming app Spotify and an emergency services app Noonlight. The Fossil Sport smartwatch will be going on sale online starting November 8th in the US and in selected Fossil retail stores starting November 12th. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!