Fossil launches Gen 6 hybrid smartwatch with 2-week battery life and Alexa support in India

Fossil has launched the Gen 6 hybrid smartwatch in India. The smartwatch series is said to combine the design language of a traditional watch with the features of smartwatches. These features include Alexa support, a new SpO2 sensor, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and more. Along with the smartwatch, Fossil is also introducing a redesigned Fossil Smartwatches companion app which the company says offers more features, functionality and an improved user experience.

The Gen 6 Hybrid comes preloaded with Alexa, allowing users to set reminders, add items to their shopping list, control lights, and more. by giving common voice inputs through the new smartwatch microphone. Users can also see responses from Alexa on the playback screen. The smartwatch also comes with new SpO2 and heart rate sensors which unlock more features for health conscious people.

The latest generation of the smartwatch series also comes with a redesigned display which is more user-friendly according to the company. The app launcher, workout selection screens, and other screens with selection options now follow the smartwatch’s circular design and use the watch’s mechanical hands as pointers, making viewing easier to read.

The Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatches come in two design variations inspired by traditional watches from Fossil, Machine and Stella. The Gen 6 hybrid machine comes with a 45mm case with a knurled top ring and pushers, inspired by traditional industrial machining techniques. This model is available in black, silver or “smoky” with a brushed 3-link bracelet, a mesh bracelet, a leather strap or a silicone strap.

Gen 6 Hybrid Stella features a 40.5mm case and is designed with a “coin-edge” top ring with 150 hand-placed crystals on most styles and beveled mechanical hands. It is available in rose gold, silver, and two-tone color options and can be worn with a 3-link bracelet, mesh bracelet, leather strap, or silicone strap. The Machine and Stella models can be customized with other 24mm and 18mm straps respectively and all watches in the series have customizable dials.

The Gen 6 hybrid watches will be available on the Fossil website and at select Fossil retail stores. They will start at Rs 17,633 for leather and silicone straps and Rs 19,173 for strap type watches. The new Fossil Smartwatches app update adds features like the ability for users to customize their home screen, personalize their watch, and see many different stats on one screen with “Stats-at- a-glance”.