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Fossil Spares No Effort to Perfect Its Generation 6 Smartwatch Collection

The brand's newest series expertly balances high-end components with unparalleled design

Get to know the all-new Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch series

By Cam Vigliotta

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Travel back in time to the age of prehistoric tech and you’ll discover that Fossil has more experience with smartwatches than you might expect. Before vibrant displays and touchscreens, there was the Wrist PDA, the 2000s-era watch that ran Palm OS. Years later, the Q Founder emerged in 2015 as an unassuming powerhouse, blending style and function with a little help from Android Wear.

Now, Fossil is returning to the smartwatch division in a big way with its launch of the Generation 6 Smartwatch Collection. Rather than rely on a reputation for quality in the traditional watch space, these smartwatches take the timepiece to the next level, delivering power and performance for every aspect of life.

Underneath the meticulous design and premium housing, the Gen 6 Collection is now powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform, delivering an improved performance that’s 30 percent more efficient than the outgoing Generation 5 series. As the first smartwatch to feature the latest Qualcomm chip, the lineup is sure to receive Google’s highly-anticipated Wear OS 3 when it launches next year.

As for now, the incredible processing power equates to faster app loading, lower power consumption and improved experiences that allow your watch to operate flawlessly through day-to-day use. From faster charging speeds to upgraded sensors that monitor your body’s vitals, this is what it looks like when a watch is built for you.

There’s far more to Fossil’s latest smartwatch series than meets the eye
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All this isn’t to say that style doesn’t matter. After all, these are still Fossil timepieces at the end of the day, which means every detail that you see is taken into consideration. Seven different looks for both men and women cover every imaginable occasion, from sporty to formal. And if there isn’t something that speaks directly to you, there are many ways to customize your watch with different dials and straps. Once your watch arrives, choose from 25 original Fossil watch faces, and download even more options using the preloaded Facer app.

One of our preferred styles, this Generation 6 watch pairs an all-black stainless steel case with a distinguished brown leather strap that comes completes with a matching black clasp. Well-suited for occasions both formal and friendly, we’re currently pairing this timepiece with fall threads to touch up any look.

This is a collection that prioritizes performance, keeping you up-to-date through health metrics, music, notifications and so much more. But just because it’s intelligent doesn’t mean it can’t also look good on your wrist.

Shop the entire Generation 6 Collection to find a watch that speaks to you.