Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches and many of their derivatives have been around since 2019, making them smartwatch experts. However, given the changes in the market, what will the sequel be, and is it worth updating? Here is what we want to see, and some tips about what to expect.
Most 5th generation users or most Wear OS watch users don’t like this, and they might point out the aging internal Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip. It looked old and slow in 2019, and it is even more so now. Gen 6 has modern computing power if it wants to compete with Apple Watch and newer Wear OS devices (such as Ticwatch Pro 3). Fortunately, this update seems very possible.
Snapdragon Wear 4100 has been out for a while, and this is a significant upgrade for Fossil Gen 6, which will not only improve the overall experience between a significant performance increase (up to 85%, Qualcomm claims) and a longer battery life. They are essential for taking full advantage of features such as sleep tracking. Software evaluation! To say the least, the 5th generation software is outdated.
So much to enhance the experience. If Fossil Gen 6 performs well against the competition, it needs a completely modern interface to keep up with the best Apple and Samsung products. We are likely to realize this wish, but this is not the case. It’s hard to understand why: Google and Samsung are collaborating to review Wear OS. It should provide visual updates, new “experiences”, an improved application ecosystem, and health and fitness updates (via Fitbit). Say whether it works well in practice. By the way, it’s nice to know that a renovation is underway; even a modest update may make Fossil Gen 6 more attractive to Wear OS skeptics.
More Sensors and Wireless Technology
Wear OS watch manufacturers have not deviated from the recognizable combination of sensors and wireless connections. You can often find heart rate monitors, NFC for touch payment services, and increasingly older versions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. If I’m lucky, sometimes I can find an LTE model. This has been a good thing for a while, but Fossil Gen 6 must continue to develop if it is to realize its potential as a smart fitness device.
You can find blood oxygen sensors in bracelets such as Apple Watch, and Fitbit Sense even has a galvanic skin sensor to measure your stress level. The clock in the future can add blood glucose monitoring functions to help diabetics control their blood sugar. Gen 6 doesn’t need all of these to succeed. If it can track your health and even alert you to life-threatening situations, it will be easier to justify it. Yes, Fossil should be upgraded wirelessly in Gen 6. It seems possible to upgrade the chip, but it is still important.
Even relatively mature technologies such as Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 5 (we don’t expect Wi-Fi 6) can improve reliability, performance, and battery life, especially for demanding tasks such as streaming music. The data transmission speed across the cellular model is faster, although 5G is unlikely because it still uses a lot of power.
Different Body Sizes and Designs
Fossil’s smartwatches are more suitable for different genres and fashion tastes, thanks in large part to the wearable devices of sub-brands Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Skagen. However, if everyone likes Gen 6, Fossil still has a lot of design work to do. Most importantly, Fossil should provide a wider range of shell sizes for the 6th generation. As women and other people with thinner wrists say, smartwatches are usually too big to be fashionable.
The smaller 5th generation and 5E generation watches have 42mm cases, which is huge for some users. From a certain minimum size, Fossil should follow the example of competitors such as Apple and create a smaller watch that looks like home on the wrist. We added that the design itself is frankly mediocre.
Because Fossil must provide so many watch cases and bracelet styles, the Gen 5 series is very predictable. Even brands like Michael Kors and Skagen have not deviated from familiar concepts. You must use Diesel’s transparent faded lights to get an immersive fossil design. If the 6th generation should stand out, it won’t work. Don’t expect many changes in the beginning. Fossil executives recently stated that they plan to brand the only “premium” 6th-generation watch, with sub-brands also offering similar products. However, I hope the company becomes more ambitious.