Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) vs (44mm) – What’s The Difference?

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Trending right now is the new Fossil Gen 6, it’s the latest Wear OS smartwatch and the successor to the popular Gen 5. So what’s New? The Gen 6 comes in two sizes; 44mm and 42mm. The 44mm size is available in four variants while the 42mm is available in three colors. The Gen 6 is powered by Snapdragon 4100+ which offers a 30% boost in performance. It also features an Spo2 sensor and has a slightly longer battery life than its predecessor. It also has 8GB storage, microphone, loudspeaker, and features Google Pay. This post compares the difference between the 44mm vs 42mm sizes of Fossil Gen 6 to help you choose the right size for you.

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) vs (44mm) Full Technical Specifications Comparison

 
 
Product Info
Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) full specifications

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Fossil Gen 6 Full Specifications

Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $299.00 $299.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Fossil Gen 6 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Women Men
Predecessor Fossil Gen 5 Fossil Gen 5
Successor
Models
Date released September, 2021 September, 2021
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.28 inch 1.28 inch
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Resolution 416 x 416 px 416 x 416 px
Pixel density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Silicone, Stainless steel Leather, Silicone, Stainless steel
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 18 mm 22 mm
Color Gunmetal/Gunmetal stainless steel band, Rose-gold/Purple silicone band, Rose-gold/Rose-gold stainless steel band Black/black silicone band, Black/Brown leather band, Black/Green Camo Grosgrain band, Smoke/Smoke stainless steel band
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Dimension 42 x 42 x 12mm 44 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight N/A N/A
Waterproof rating 3ATM 3ATM
Swim-proof Yes Yes
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB 1GB
ROM 8GB 8GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 310mAh 310mAh
Battery life Regular: 24hrs+ Regular: 24hrs+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Wear OS Wear OS
Chipset Snapdragon 4100+ Snapdragon 4100+
CPU 1.7 GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53 1.7 GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 504 GPU Adreno 504 GPU
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS
Companion app Fossil Q App Fossil Q App
Compatibility Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system Google Pay Google Pay
Customizable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fossil Gen 6, Manual, Straps Charger, Fossil Gen 6, Manual, Straps
Price $299.00 $299.00

Different Between Fossil Gen 6 44mm vs 42mm

  1. The Sizes Differ
  2. The first difference between the 44mm and 42mm is the different sizes. The 42mm is more compact than the 44m. Although, both sizes are still compact smartwatches. Despite the difference in sizes, the 42mm has a 1.28 inches display size just like the 44mm size, and that’s because the 42mm has a thinner bezel. AMOLED powers the display on both sizes.

  3. Available Colors Are Different
  4. Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Available colors

    The available colors are also different. Knowing what color is available will help you make a more informed decision. The 42mm size is available in three colors:

    • Rose-gold/Purple silicone band – $299
    • Rose-gold/Rose-gold stainless steel band – $320
    • Gunmetal/Gunmetal stainless steel band – $320

    Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Available colors

    While 44mm size comes in four colors:

    • Black/black silicone band – $299
    • Black/Green Camo Grosgrain band – $299
    • Black/Brown leather band – $299
    • Smoke/Smoke stainless steel band – $320
  5. Prices

The prices also differ. Only the 44mm smoke case/stainless steel strap and 42mm pink-gold and gunmetal with stainless steel straps cost $320, all other models are priced at $300.

Beyond these few differences, both sizes have the same features. You get 8GB storage, a microphone and a loudspeaker that allow you to make and receive calls from the Gen 6. The Gen 6 also comes with the ability to track your daily activities with the Spo2 being new to the list of fitness tracking features.

Snapdragon 4100+ also powers the Gen 6 and this brings a 30% boost in performance. The Gen 6 will also allow you to manage notifications received on your phone with android users having the ability to respond to messages.

Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Features

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