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Where did you dig up that old Fossil? [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined by fellow Android Central writer and Smartwatch aficionado Joe Maring to talk about everything that’s new in wearable tech and Google Wear OS. Nike has announced a new pair of self-lacing shoes, and Withings has a $ 70 watch that boasts 18 months of battery life. Mobvoi and Kate Spade have new watches as well.

Most significantly, Google has announced a 40 million dollar investment in tech from Fossil, and has  [Read More…]

Google buys $40 million in smartwatch tech from Fossil

A huge move for the future of Wear OS.

Fossil Group, one of the most successful Wear OS smartwatch makers, has agreed to sell $ 40 million in smartwatch technology to Google. The deal includes intellectual property Fossil has developed, but will also include sending “a portion” of Fossil Group’s research and development team over to Google. Fossil says it will retain more than 200 R&D team members after the transaction, and it isn’t clear exactly how  [Read More…]

Google snaps up Fossil smartwatch tech in $40M deal

Google on Thursday announced a deal which sees it acquiring Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of its research and development division. Worth around $ 40 million, the deal gives Google a dedicated team with hardware experience to work on its WearOS platform.

Does this mean that we’ll get a Pixel watch or Google Watch in the coming year? It’s hard to say, but it certainly makes sense. It’s not all that dissimilar from what Google did with HTC when it  [Read More…]

Fossil Sport watch announced with Wear 3100 and ultra lightweight body

The Sport is available now for $ 255.

Fossil is one of the biggest supporters of Google’s Wear OS platform, and today, the company announced its latest smartwatch offering as the Fossil Sport.

Fossil’s watches are typically designed with fashion in mind, but the Sport is all about being as functional as can be. Not only is it the lightest watch Fossil’s ever made, but thanks to its aluminum and nylon case, Fossil says that the Fossil  [Read More…]

Fossil Q Control review

Think back a few years to when Android Wear was introduced and how many thought that Google had tapped into something extremely special. Having all but pulled the plug on its Google Glass endeavor, Android Wear seemed much more practical and beneficial.

As much as we didn’t picture ourselves wearing Glass, or having this little screen hovering right outside of our eye, we were intrigued. There truly was something interesting and intriguing about it — regardless of how dumb we  [Read More…]

Fossil unveils next-gen of Wear OS smartwatches with NFC, heart-rate tracking and more

Fossil is among the few brands out there that fully dedicates itself to smartwatches. The company offers something suited for every taste and is regularly updating its portfolio of devices.

Case in point, this week Fossil unveiled a new line-up of Wear OS devices. The new Q family represents the fourth-generation of smartwatches launched by the company.

While the new smartwatches do bring a series of new technologies onboard, they are still based on the Snapdragon 2100 platform. Which was  [Read More…]

BMW-branded smartwatches made by Fossil are coming in 2019

Next year you’ll be able to buy a BMW smartwatch. Fossil announced this week it has partnered up with the iconic German car maker for a series of watches and smartwatches.

The BMW-branded smartwatches will be manufactured by Fossil and will be sold across 4,000 BMW retail channels. Obviously, you’ll also be able to pick one up from Fossil.

Fossils have been on a never-ending quest to offer smartwatches for everyone’s taste and the latest collaboration comes to expand the  [Read More…]

Treat your wrist to a Fossil Q Gen 3 for $156 or hybrid watch for $92

Don’t miss this deal!

Amazon has a variety of Fossil watches on sale including hybrid and full smartwatch options. The Fossil Q Gen 3 smartwatch with a stainless band is down to $ 165 from a regular price of $ 275 or this women’s option with a leather band is $ 153 from a regular price of $ 255.

These are full Wear OS by Google smartwatches, which can track your fitness, deliver notifications to your wrist,  [Read More…]

Fossil announces ‘major expansion’ into Android Wear

Fossil Group today confirmed that it will have a “massive expansion” into Android Wear over the coming year. The announcement, which comes on the eve of IFA 2017, indicates that it will add new brands to its touchscreen wearables running Android Wear. See: Diesel’s first Android Wear smartwatch available for $ 325 Fossil already has five brands […]

My perfect smartwatch is a mashup of the LG Watch Style and Fossil Q

A hybrid watch would be the perfect smartwatch if it just had Google Assistant built in.

I’ve been seriously ruminating over this since reviewing the LG Watch Style. I thought I would still be wearing the smartwatch by now, that it would be the device that would get me back into daily life with Android Wear. It’s not; the smartwatch has since been been relegated to the bottom of my jewelry box and replaced with a hybrid  [Read More…]