Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches leaked ahead of August 5 announcement

Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches leaked ahead of August 5 announcement
Tomorrow, August 5, is a big day for Fossil, as the company confirmed in a tweet it will unveil its 5th generation of smartwatches, which are likely to be available for purchase by the end of the month.

If you don't mind some spoilers, we have information about two of the upcoming smartwatches thanks to Reddit user qwertx21 who was able to take a picture of them. Moreover, the picture leaked comes with a handful of details about the specifications of the smartwatches that will be revealed tomorrow.

From what we're seeing in the picture, it looks like there's one smartwatch aimed at men and another one for women. However, they are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 chipset, paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory.

The list of specs contains mentions of a heart rate sensor and mic/speaker combo, but that's about all we know for the moment. There's no info about price, but these will probably cost around $250-$300 at launch.

The source of the leak also claims Fossil plans to release even more smartwatches towards the end of August, so these two are just the tip of the iceberg.



2. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Looks like they'll be quite accomplished smartwatches that may help a bit the hurt image of Wear OS. I think though that Fossil group should try and add slowly cellular connection to some models at least. It may be niche function but important to improve the image of smartwatches from expensive smartphone accessories to independent devices.

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice & like the 1gb ram, but look at those black bezels, Why. Lets hope some of the others over the next month have less black bezels & a 40mm screen option.

4. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Is there an article coming about these as they're now officially on Fossil's site?

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