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Fossil's Gen 6 Wellness Edition launched, and it's packing Wear OS 3

Fossil's new health-focused wearable packs some key upgrades.
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October 13, 2022
A Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition rests on a cream surface.
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TL;DR
  • Fossil has announced its Gen 6 Wellness Edition, the first Fossil smartwatch to boast Wear OS 3.
  • With an emphasis on users’ health, the device features an updated user experience including an exclusive wellness app.
  • The Gen 6 Wellness Edition will hit shelves globally on October 17 at a starting price of $299.

‘Tis the season for launching wearables. Today, Fossil announced a new health-focused option joining the fray, the Gen 6 Wellness Edition. Like all the company’s smartwatches, the device showcases a traditional aesthetic fit for the boardroom, but for the first time, it also packs Wear OS 3. This means Fossil joins the elite group of very few companies to feature Google’s latest.

For starters, the watch offers the latest Google Wear OS on a newly designed user interface. It also offers an exclusive Wellness App for recording important health and fitness stats. There’s also SpO2, heart rate, and sleep tracking, as well as automatic workout detection. These highlights are on top of the features found on the already existing devices of the Fossil Gen 6 line. Users will also find support for Amazon Alexa, Spotify, and YouTube Music, and can access even more via the Google Play Store.

The Gen 6 Wellness Edition features a 1.28-inch always-on, touchscreen display with ambient light sensing. Though available in only one 44mm case size, shoppers can opt for black, silver, or Rose Gold. Key specs include 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a compass, an altimeter, and support for on-wrist calls when paired to a compatible smartphone. The watch also launches with three new watch faces. These include a device-exclusive Wellness Gauge watch face that earmarks essential stats.

A variety of Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition straps rest on a cream surface.
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Finally, the Gen 6 Wellness Edition taps into Fossil’s redesigned companion app which debuted in June alongside the Gen 6 Hybrid. Since the watch is compatible with both Android and iOS phones, new users can download the app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Shoppers can grab a Gen 6 Wellness Edition on fossil.com or in Fossil stores beginning on October 17. Pricing for the device is set at $299. Users can strap in with an assortment of 20mm silicon straps available for $30.

Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition
Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition
Wear OS 3 • Wellness focus • Same Gen 6 features
The Wellness Edition of the Fossil Gen 6 packs the same features but also Wear OS 3
The Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition is essentially a souped-up version of the vanilla Gen 6. Most notably, it features Wear OS 3, making it the first Fossil watch with the new operating system. It also has a few additional wellness features to round out the package.