According to the latest information, the officials of Fossil said it has no plans to update software to Google Wear OS for previously released watch models. Those looking to get a new Fossil watch with Wear OS should wait until Fossil Gen 6 arrives later this year.
Greg McKelvey and Steve Prokup, Fossil’s Chief Commercial Officer and VP of Connected Devices, respectively, said in interviews that the Gen 6 smartwatch will have “all the software benefits that Google is talking about.”
The watch will receive more modern hardware that will provide a better performance, longer battery life, and advanced health monitoring functions. In terms of design, Fossil did not reveal key details but said its watch will continue to feature a variety of designs, including buttons and digital crowns. The screen will remain the primary means of interacting with the watch.
The new Fossil Gen 6 watch won’t come cheap. The company is positioning itself as a competitor to the next generation of Apple Watch smartwatches.