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Fossil unveils its Intel-powered Android Wear watch, flat-tire display in tow

At Intel's developer conference Fossil took to the stage to show off its upcoming Intel-powered Android Wear watch.

Published onAugust 18, 2015

Typical Fossil mechanical watches.

We’ve known for a while now that watchmaker Fossil was planning on entering the smartwatch game with its own Android Wear-powered device, but today we are finally getting our first glimpse at the new smartwatch.  The watchmaker to took the stage at Intel’s Developer Conference to show off three new wearable devices, actually: a fitness band of sorts, a semi-smart watch, and a full-fledged smartwatch that is powered by Android Wear and will be the first of its kind to utilize an Intel processor onboard.

Fossil and Intel’s smartwatch running Android Wear #idf15
— Lexy Savvides (@lexysavvides) August 18, 2015

At a glance, the watch looks a little like a cross between the LG Urbane and the Moto 360, borrowing the same controversial flat-tire-look as the latter watch. It’s unclear what kind of band or finish choices Fossil will offer on the final product, but the model shown off on stage was equipped with a black leather strap and a fairly standard silver metallic finish.

Of course what we are really dying to know is the specifics of hardware, battery life, pricing, and release timeframe. Unfortunately, no such luck just yet. All we know for certain is it will come in at least a few different color combos and will arrive “in time for the holidays”. Based on the little we know about the Fossil Android Wear watch, what do you think so far? Does the black bar turn you off or are you unconcerned by it?

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