Friday, 16 November, 2018

Fossil's latest Wear OS smartwatch adds longer battery life for $255

Fossil launches Fossil Sport, a Wear OS smartwatch running the Snapdragon 3100 - GSMArena.com news Fossil gets active with Sport smartwatch
Katie Ramirez | 08 November, 2018, 21:10

Fossil's latest, the Fossil Sport, is another Google Wear OS smartwatch, But it adds Qualcomm's newest 3100 wearable chip for what could mean longer battery life.

Compared to nearly all of Fossil's previous Wear OS efforts, the aptly named Sport is focused less on traditional style and more on modern functionality. Announced this September, the Wear 3100's biggest improvement over 2016's Wear 2100 is vastly improved battery life. There's also a new battery saving mode, bringing an additional two days of telling the time in an "ambient mode". The watch comes in two sizes - 41 and 43mm - and six different color options. The new guy has built-in Global Positioning System functionality in addition to heart rate tracking and NFC support for wrist payments, with the latter two features present on the Versa as well. Overall, it's a more preppy style than the just-reviewed Fossil Q Explorist HR and Fossil Q Venture HR. But the Fossil Sport at least sounds like it's not outrageously priced.

While there's still a noticeable lack of smartphone manufacturers working with Wear OS, Fossil is still churning out Wear OS watches left and right.

More news: US Democrats win House, Republicans keep Senate

And, naturally, the whole show will continue to run on Google's Wear OS platform, which was recently given a makeover in order to improve day-to-day usability.

The Fossil Sport is available for purchase today with a starting price of $255 at Fossil's website and will be available in retail stores globally beginning November 12.

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