Fossil launched a slew of recent Put on OS smartwatches inside its household of style labels throughout CES 2021, together with the LTE-equipped Fossil Gen 5.
As Fossil’s first smartwatch with impartial mobile capabilities, the Fossil Gen 5 LTE Touchscreen Smartwatch lets Android customers who use Verizon as their supplier free their wearable from their smartphone. Meaning customers can take calls, ship messages and use Put on OS apps even when their smartphone is MIA.
Main smartwatches just like the Apple Watch Series 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 have supplied LTE choices for a number of years now. It is about time a good Put on OS mannequin supplied the identical freedom.
Though we had — and nonetheless have — some qualms about Google’s smartwatch platform in our Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch review, it is nonetheless one of many best smartwatches operating Put on OS with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Put on 3100 chip. This LTE model of the Gen 5 prices $349 and is coming this spring.
If Fossil’s native model is not your fashion, you’ve gotten three different smartwatches from the Fossil household to contemplate this yr: The $350 Darci and $250 MKGO from Michael Kors, in addition to the $195 Jorn Hybrid HR from Skagen. The Darci is a crystal-encrusted watch with modern steel hyperlinks, whereas the MKGO’s silicon straps make it extra sporty. It jogs my memory of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, however glitzier.
As its title suggests, the Jorn Hybrid HR bares a conventional watch face, however has hidden smartwatch options like fundamental well being metrics and a notification interface. It is not as high-tech as Fossil’s different 2021 wearables, however will get as much as two weeks of battery life.
There is no scarcity of recent smartwatches on the way in which. Between Fossil’s expanded choices, a brand new pair of affordable watches from Amazfit and extra, this CES is popping out to be an thrilling one for wearables. Keep tuned to our protection for all of the bulletins coming from tech’s greatest commerce present.