One of the elements holding back Google’s smartwatch endeavors was the aging Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, but that issue has since been fixed since the announcement of the Snapdragon Wear 3100 earlier this year.
And Fossil, one of the watch companies out there who has not given up on Android Wear/Wear OS, has just announced one of its first smartwatches with the brand new processor under the hood. This is the Fossil Sport Smartwatch, a successor to earlier versions of the same wearable the company has introduced in the past. The new option is available in two sizes: 41mm and 43mm, supports interchangeable straps, and has a round display.
As expected, there are different modes supported in the new smartwatch, facilitated in part by the new processor. That means you can switch the watch into a “watch mode” that will reduce features within the wearable, but also extend battery life by as much as two additional days of usage time. In the standard mode, though, the Fossil Sport Smartwatch can get over 24 hours on a single charge, thanks to the 350mAh battery.
Fossil’s new smartwatch is capable of going along for a swim, and there is 4GB of built-in storage. There is a microphone on board, support for NFC, an altimeter, and an ambient light sensor. It is running Google’s Wear OS platform, and Fossil has created three new watch faces that take advantage of the new Google Fit experience.
If you’re ready to fork over $255 for the new Fossil Sport Smartwatch, you can do so right now through the Fossil source link below. If you want to wait to check it out in select Fossil stores, the smartwatch will be available starting November 12.