Seven Fossil smartwatches powered by Wear OS spotted ahead of launch

Seven Fossil smartwatches powered by Wear OS spotted ahead of launch
By now it's clear that Fossil is all in when it comes to smartwatch market share. Recognized as one of the biggest watchmakers, the company launches hundreds of smartwatches every year and 2018 is no exception to Fossil's in-house rule.

No less than seven Fossil smartwatches powered by Wear OS have been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), a clear sign that a new wave of Fossil wearable devices is about to be unleashed on the market.

Although the Fossil smartwatches appear listed at FCC with their model numbers (DW7F1, DW7M1, DW7E1, DW7E2, DW7S1, DW7B1, and DW7T1), that's less important than what they look like, how much they cost, and what they offer in terms of specs.

Unfortunately, answering these questions at the moment is impossible since not much is revealed in the FCC listings. One thing we know for sure and that's the fact that the only differences between these smartwatches are the color, strap materials, and the chassis.

Also, according to FCC, all come with NFC (Near Field Communications) technology, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 support. We expect these unannounced Fossil smartwatches to be launched later this fall when Qualcomm introduces the new Snapdragon chipset for wearables.

source: FCC via 9to5google



1. hopper

Posts: 80; Member since: May 08, 2017


2. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Until the next snapdragon is out, not much of a point in getting one, its just wasting money.

3. Delanno

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2018

Sorry the dumb question. But why is that? Because I was thinking about getting one smartwatche, but I still thinking about the utility of it. So what's coming in terms of hardware that can be a game changer for the smartwatches?

4. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

If these watches end up with the wear 3100 chip they'll be great. Wear OS will finally have the hardware to keep up with Samsung's watches. It's nice to have options that DON'T run Tizen.

5. Deadeye37

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Finally! They are including NFC on the watches! I may get one and sell my HW2. My HW2 is great, but I like the styling more on the fossils. IMO, HR monitors aren't that great for me since it only seems accurate when I'm sitting or going for a run (which I don't do often). Workouts with the optical HR monitors are way off if you doing basically anything but running.

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