Unlike the Apple Watch that requires an iPhone for it to work, Google’s Wear OS smartwatches actually play nice with the iPhone, at least to a certain degree. One of the features that it seems to be lacking is the ability to make calls on the iPhone through the smartwatch, even if the iPhone is connected and paired with it.
The Fossil Group has pumped out dozens of Wear OS (Android Wear) based smartwatches over the years so it has been a great partner for Google’s wearable ambitions. The two companies have now inked an agreement which has Google acquiring some undisclosed smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million. The folks in the research and development division who created this technology will also be moving over to Google.
Fossil has made many Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches in the past and it’s now taking another crack at it. The company today announced the launch of its Sport smartwatch. The new wearable device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and runs Google’s Wear OS. The Sport smartwatch is being offered in 41mm and 43mm sizes.
Fossil sub-brand Diesel is known for its large watches so it didn’t really come as a surprise when the company launched its equally large first smartwatch last year called the On Full Guard. It had a case size of 48mm, not a lot of Android Wear smartwatches went up to that size. Diesel is back with a new smartwatch at IFA 2018 and it sticks to the script wth the […]
Fossil, a renowned player in the fashion watch business, has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with car manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft or BMW for watches and smartwatches. What this means is that BMW-branded watches and smartwatches will be available starting next year. The company won’t be making them itself, Fossil will make them and sell them under the BMW brand that it has licensed from […]
When it comes to smartwatches, Fossil was kind of late to the game, but the company has definitely not wasted any time since. The company has been busy churning out smartwatch after smartwatch under the various brands under its umbrella, with the latest devices from Fossil coming in the form of the Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist.
Fossil today announced the launch of the Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, the company says that these are the smallest hybrid smartwatches that it has ever released. Geared towards female customers, the latest additions to Fossil’s Q lineup fuse new functionality with a classically design watch profile of Fossil’s best-selling styles.
Fossil today announced that it’s kicking off pre-sales for its latest display smartwatch, the Q Venture and Q Explorist. The company says that its new smartwatches provide a balance of function and fashion while packing the power that users need to accomplish all of their daily tasks. It also says that the Q Venture and Q Explorist have Fossil’s slimmest case shape to date.
We’ve already seen many Android Wear smartwatches from brands owned by the Fossil at Baselworld 2017 this year and now the company itself has launched two new wearable devices, the Q Venture and Q Explorist. Fossil describes them as its “slimmest, most feature-packed touchscreen smartwatches to date.”
We know that Fossil has been trying to get into the smartwatch game, and they have been pretty aggressive with their releases. However it seems that what we would have considered aggressive in 2016 pales in comparison to what the company plans for 2017, which is that they plan on offering up 300 smartwatch options in 2017 alone.
Fossil recently said that it would release the Android Wear 2.0 update for compatible smartwatches by mid-March. The company is following through on that promise as it has started rolling out said update for its smartwatches. The roll out may have started today but it’s going to pick up the pace in the coming days.
With Android Wear 2.0 having already been released, we’re sure owners of Android Wear devices are wondering when their smartwatches can expect the upgrade. On Google’s website they have pretty much confirmed which devices are eligible for the update, and Fossil’s smartwatch lineup are some of them.
We didn’t see a lot of Android Wear-powered smartwatches being released in the second half of last year. Some of the major Android Wear partners decided against launching new models at least until the second major update for the platform is released later this year. Google has gradually been removing some of those old smartwatches from its online store. If you’ve been meaning to pick up a Fossil smartwatch, you […]
Fossil might be a bit late to the smartwatch game, but boy they have certainly made up for lost time. The company has unveiled quite a few smartwatches to date, and it looks like they do not appear to be slowing down. Just recently the company took the wraps off three new hybrid smarwatches.