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Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

09 November, 2018, 11:18 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Fossil launches Fossil Sport, a Wear OS smartwatch running the Snapdragon 3100 - GSMArena.com news

The new chip should make a major difference in battery life, which has been one of the main issues holding smartwatches back.

It's hard to take Google's Wear OS software platform seriously in the Apple-dominated smartwatch market when so many recent releases have come powered by an nearly three year-old processor. At least on paper, this represents a feature-packed smartwatch with a bonus of extended battery life - all for a price that sensibly undercuts competitors like Apple and Samsung. Sadly, it appears that only six colours are available for Canadians to buy.

Under the hood, the Fossil Sport comes with a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS, and NFC for payments with Google Pay.

The Wear OS watch will include the latest update to the platform with the new UI and pre-loaded apps including the new Spotify Connect app, as well as something called "Noonlight" which they describe as a "peace of mind and safety app".

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Using coupon code CYBER30 during checkout, you can pick up Fossil's Sport smartwatch for as little as $199.

The Fossil Sport Smartwatch comes is two sizes: 41- and 43mm. It is compatible with the iOS versions 9.3 and later, and with Android 4.4 or later.

As mentioned, Fossil notes that the wearable can last for up to a day, and when in low power mode, the battery can extend up to two days as well.

"We know our consumers want versatility both in their activity and their accessories, which is why we wanted to bring a smartwatch to market that is a fit for every style", Steve Evans, executive vice president of Fossil Group, said in a press release about the new watch.

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