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Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 2 and a hint of Wear OS 3

Fossil Gen 6 is a beautifully built smartwatch running on Google's Wear OS 2 platform. I'm a fan of Wear OS and looking forward to the day it receives Wear OS 3. Check out the video for my thoughts on the Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 2 and the places in the UI where Wear OS 3 can be seen.

Fossil Gen 6 is not the smartwatch for me right now

Man oh man do I wish Fossil would have waited to launch the Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 3. Although the product is not bad by any means it's just not worth its current asking price of $300. Without giving it all away at once let's unpack the Fossil Gen 6. Design/Build The design is great. I like that Fossil typically puts stainless steel in its smartwatch products and the Gen 6 is no different. The outer edge of the bezel is jagged but looks subtle. The Gens 6 itself is not thick and it does have a little heft to it compared to my Fossil Gen 5. This heft adds to the premium look and feel. On the bottom where the sensors are housed, there is one additional sensor. Probably for the Blood Oxygen readings. Processor We have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+. This chip enables speedy performance but not all that faster than my Gen 5. I noticed that apps do, however, download much faster. I would also say performance is more consistent and faster overall than the Gen 5. With the Gen 5 perf

Unboxing | Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch

Since there is no Pixel Watch I went with the Fossil Gen 6 knowing there were some positives and one huge drawback. It's running Google's Wear OS 2. To be honest, it was a tough sell for me knowing there is a newer version of Wear OS already out there. The fortunate thing is that it will see Wear OS 3 in a future update just not for months which does suck. In the meantime, there is the new Youtube Music app and Gboard we can play with for now. Check out the video for the unboxing and stick around the website for more coverage.