Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

$295.00

  • Release date:: September, 2021
  • Display:: 1.28 inch, AMOLED, Touchscreen
  • Body:: Stainless steel, Stainless steel
  • Battery Life:: 24hrs+
  • Storage:: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
  • Compatibility:: Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Average:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

Last updated on September 17, 2021 11:32 am
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Description

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) Specifications and Features – Fossil Gen 6 is the latest Wear OS smartwatch joining the Galaxy Watch 4 series that returned to the platform after a long spell with Tizen OS. The new Gen 6 which succeeds Gen 5 retains the same appearance and design as its predecessor. However, it welcomes a few new additions. It is powered by the Snapdragon 4100+ chip, features an Spo2 sensor for blood oxygen tracking, and as well comes in two sizes just like the Gen 5E. It is also loaded with a handful of fitness tracking features plus a microphone, loudspeaker, Google Pay, Google Assistant, and an 8GB of storage capacity.

Fossil Gen 6 Design

The Gen 6 comes in two sizes; 44mm and 42mm just like Gen 5E. Both sizes have cases made of stainless steel that also extends to the bezel. The display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass material. The 42mm size is compatible with 18mm wide straps while the 44mm size is compatible with 22mm straps.

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) all 4 colors
Fossil Gen 6 (42mm) all 4 colors
The 42mm is available in three colors;

  1. Rose-Gold case/Purple silicone straps
  2. Rose Gold-tone case/Rose Gold-tone stainless steel straps
  3. Gunmetal case/Gunmetal stainless steel straps
Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) all available colors
Fossil Gen 6 (44mm) all 4 colors
While the 44mm is available in four different colors;

  1. Black case/ black silicone straps
  2. Black case/brown leather straps
  3. Black case/Green Camo Grosgrain straps
  4. Smoke case/smoke stainless steel straps

Both sizes come with three physical buttons, the center button is a rotating button while the other two are push-in buttons. Touchscreen is also supported which makes navigation easy.
Both the 42mm and 44mm size have the same display size of 1.28 inches which is powered by AMOLED. Both watches are also rated 3ATM which represents 30meters waterproof rating. So, its clearly save to wear any of these to the shower.

Fossil Gen 6 Fitness Tracking

Beyond the awesome design, the Gen 6 is also equipped with a heart rate sensor, compass, altimeter, inbuilt GPS and the new SpO2 sensor that enables blood oxygen measurement. The Gen 6 will track your steps and calories, it will also track your sleep. The heart rate sensor allows it to track your heart rate continuously, while the built-in GPS allows you to track your outdoor activities like your locations and routes.

Fossil Gen 6 Media and Storage

The Gen 6 is equipped with 8GB storage capacity that allows you store your favorites tracks on the watch. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that gives you more ways to enjoy music on the device. You can use the microphone to access Google Assistant that allows you to do simple tasks with your voice.

Fossil Gen 6 – Managing Notifications

With the Gen 6, you can manage notifications that you receive on your phone. You can enable notifications for calls, SMS, and notifications from other apps installed on your phone. You can also reply to messages with the Gen 6 (Android only).

The Gen 6 comes with an NFC chip that enables Google Pay – A non-contactless payment system that allows you to make payments on the go from the Gen 6.

Fossil Gen 6 – Platform

The biggest addition to the Gen 6 is the presence of the Snapdragon 4100+ chip which promises a boost in performance. Fossil claims the new chip which succeeded Snapdragon 3100 boasts up to 30% faster performance. This is accompanied by a 1GB RAM which makes a lot of sense. Although, this is still a far cry from the Galaxy Watch 4 Series which is powered by a 5nm Exynos W920 chip. Unfortunately, the Gen 6 will not run on Wear OS 3 out of the box until next year.

Fossil Gen 6 Battery Life

Despite the arrival of the 4100+ chip for Gen 6, battery life has not improved. Fossil claims the Gen 6 can last 24hours+ which is not so great. Although, there are battery saver modes that allows get a little longer battery life.

Fossil Gen 6 Features

  • It comes with a 1.28 inches Always-on AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla glass covering the screen. Navigation is via touchscreen and 3 physical buttons (2 push-in buttons and 1 rotating button).
  • The case is made of stainless steel, same as the bezel. The 42mm size supports 18mm interchangeable straps.
  • Comes with preloaded sport modes.
  • You get access to lots of apps like Google Assistant, Google Play store, Spotify and more.
  • Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store.
  • Find my phone, control music on Smartphone and also use remote camera to take photo.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important notifications. You can also reply to messages (Android only).
  • Rated 3ATM (swim-proof).
  • Compatible with both Android 6.0+ and iOS 12.0+ devices.
  • Inbuilt microphone supports Google Assistant and with a loudspeaker, you can make and receive calls directly from the phone via Bluetooth. Thus, you can make and receive calls directly from the watch, but your phone must be nearby.
  • 8GB onboard storage capacity lets you take your music and playlists with you.
  • Inbuilt NFC supports Google Pay that lets you make payment directly from the watch on the go.
  • Custom battery saver modes allow you to get a little longer battery life.
  • There are lots of preloaded apps like Google Assistant, Spotify and more to choose from.
Fossil Gen 6 Fitness Tracking Features
  • It comes with inbuilt GPS that allow you track your outdoor activities like routes and location which can then be viewed from the companion app.
  • It can track your sleep stages with the Fossil sleep tracking app.
  • Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can see your heart rate in real-time and also get to manage the intensity of your training.
  • Features lots of preset sport modes.
  • Tracks your steps, distance, cardio level, calories and sedentary reminder.
  • It is equipped with an altimeter that enable you manage and monitor elevation changes.
  • It comes with a compass that can help you in navigating and finding your geographical orientation.
  • NEW: It comes with an SpO2 sensor that enables you to measure blood oxygen levels – a critical indicator of how well your blood utilizes oxygen.

Pros

  • Compact, classy, stylish and durable design.
  • 8GB music storage capacity.
  • NFC onboard supports Google Pay.
  • A fitness-focused smartwatch.
  • Snapdragon 4100+ chip brings boosts performance.
  • Inbuilt microphone and loudspeaker (make and receive calls from watch).
  • Custom battery saver modes keeps you connected longer.

Cons

  • Battery life is not so great.
  • Quite heavy.

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Fossil Gen 6 (42mm)

Device type

Gender

Release date

September, 2021

Predecessor

Fossil Gen 5

Successor

Versions

Fossil Gen 6 42mm & Fossil Gen 6 44mm

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42 x 42 x 12mm

Weight

N/A

Shape

Circular

Case material

Stainless steel

Strap material

Leather, Silicone, Stainless steel

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

18 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Color

Gunmetal case/Gunmetal stainless steel strap, Rose Gold-tone/Rose Gold-tone stainless steel strap, Rose-Gold case/Purple silicone strap

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.28 inch

Display type

AMOLED, Full color

Display resolution

416 x 416 px

Pixel density

326 ppi

Always on

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.0

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

Yes

NFC

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

Yes

Thermometer

No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

No

On-screen workout

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

310mAh

Battery life

Regular: 24hrs+

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

30min-1hr

Solar power

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

Snapdragon 4100+

CPU

1.7GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53

GPU

Qualcomm Adreno 504 GPU

Operating system

Wear OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Fossil Q App

Compatibility

Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+

Payment system

Interchangeable strap

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Voice command

Find my phone

Box content

Charger, Fossil Gen 6, Manual, Straps

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