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

$299.00

Date Released

September, 2021

Display

1.28 inches | AMOLED | Touchscreen

Body

Stainless steel | Stainless steel straps

Waterproof Rating

3ATM

Memory

1GB RAM | 8GB ROM

Media

Microphone | Loudspeaker

Battery Life

1 day+

Compatibility

Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+

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Last updated on October 17, 2021 7:04 am
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Description

Fossil Gen 6 is the successor to Gen 5. It’s the newest Wear OS smartwatch to join the Galaxy Watch 4 series that was also recently released. The Gen 6 is powered by Snapdragon 4100+ and comes with an Spo2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring. It however won’t run on Wear OS 3 just like the new Galaxy Watch 4 series until next year. The Gen 6 comes in two sizes; 42mm and 44mm, and each of these sizes comes with a microphone, loudspeaker, 8GB of storage as well as lots of health tracking features.

Design

Just like older generations of Fossil smartwatches, the Gen 6 is still circular in shape and has a case made of stainless steel. The 42mm is a more compact smartwatch than the 44mm size which is also compact when compared to other smartwatches.

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Available colors

The 42mm size is available in three colors:

  1. Rose-gold/Purple silicone band – $299
  2. Rose-gold/Rose-gold stainless steel band – $320
  3. Gunmetal/Gunmetal stainless steel band – $299
Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Available colors

The compatible straps for the 42mm are 18mm standard straps. In the same vein, the 44mm size is available in four colors:

  1. Black/black silicone band – $299
  2. Black/Green Camo Grosgrain band – $299
  3. Black/Brown leather straps – $299
  4. Smoke/Smoke stainless steel band – $320

Only the (44mm) smoke color with stainless steel straps and (42mm) rose-gold color with stainless steel straps are priced at $320, all other models are priced at $299. The Gen 6 rated 3ATM which means it’s waterproof up to 30 meters. You can wear this to the shower.

Display

Although the 42mm is smaller than the 44mm size, both sizes have the same display size of 1.28 inches that is powered by AMOLED. Navigation is via touchscreen and three physical buttons. The center button is a rotating button that makes it easy to scroll through the list of features. There are also preloaded watch faces to choose from, this will allow you to define your style for every outing.

Fitness Tracking Features

As older generations of Fossil smartwatches, the Gen 6 is also fitness-centered. It’s equipped with a number of sensors like a heart rate sensor, an accelerometer, gyroscope, SpO2 sensor, compass, altimeter, and inbuilt GPS. As a result, the Gen 6 is able to track your daily activities like your sleep, heart rate, floors climbed, steps and calories. The inbuilt GPS will allow you to track your outdoor activities like your routes and locations.

The Spo2 sensor for blood oxygen measurement is new to Gen 6. This feature is long overdue, it’s still a welcome development to know that you can use Gen 6 to measure your blood oxygen levels. There are also preset sport modes to choose from and there are also preloaded fitness apps.

Media and Storage

The storage capacity of Gen 6 has not been increased. It still has an 8GB storage capacity just like the Gen 5. This will allow you to store your favorite tracks and playlists on the watch. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that will allow you to make and receive calls from the Gen 6 when your phone is nearby.

Battery Life

With Snapdragon 4100+ powering the Gen 6, performance is boosted. Fossil claims the Gen 6 can last up to 24hours+ which is not so great for a modern smartwatch. However, there are battery saver modes that can be activated and this can help you get a little longer battery life. You will have to charge the watch at least once every day, it’s good to know that fast charging is supported which will allow you to get a significant battery level in a shorter time.

Notifications

The Gen 6 also allows you to manage notifications you receive on your phone. You can also reply to notifications (Android users only). Other features available on the Gen 6 include Google Pay that enables you to make payments directly from the watch. There is Google Assistant that allows you to use your voice to do simple tasks.

Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) Features

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Fossil Gen 6 (44mm)

Device type

Fitness/Classic smartwatch

Gender

Men

Predecessor

Fossil Gen 5

Successor

Models

Date released

September, 2021

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.28 inch

Display type

AMOLED, Full color

Resolution

416 x 416 px

Pixel density

326 ppi

Customizable watchface

Yes

Input type

3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

Always-On

Yes

BODY

BODY

Shape

Circular

Case material

Stainless steel

Strap material

Leather, Silicone, Stainless steel

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

22 mm

Color

Black/black silicone band, Black/Brown leather band, Black/Green Camo Grosgrain band, Smoke/Smoke stainless steel band

Screen protection

Dimension

44 x 44 x 12 mm

Weight

N/A

Waterproof rating

3ATM

Swim-proof

Yes

Durability test

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth calling

Yes

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.0

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

NFC

Yes

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

1GB

ROM

8GB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network technology

None

SIM type

None

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Microphone

Yes

Loudspeaker

Yes

Bluetooth music

Yes

Camera

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

GPS

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

HRM

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Pulse Ox.

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Thermometer

No

Ambient light

Yes

HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING

HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING

Steps

Yes

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Blood oxygen

Yes

Blood Pressure

No

Stress

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fall detection

No

Menstrual cycle

No

VO2 Max

Yes

Onscreen workout

No

Preloaded sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

310mAh

Battery life

Regular: 24hrs+

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging duration

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Operating system

Wear OS

Chipset

Snapdragon 4100+

CPU

1.7 GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53

GPU

Adreno 504 GPU

MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS

Companion app

Fossil Q App

Compatibility

Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+

Payment system

Google Pay

Customizable strap

22 mm, Yes

Voice Assistant

Yes, Google Assistant

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Fossil Gen 6, Manual, Straps

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