Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 3 shown off in leaked images

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We could have our first look at Fossil’s Gen 6 smartwatch, after a host of legit looking renders surfaced online.

German site WinFuture has shown leaked renders, which show a mix of different styles of Fossil’s incoming flagship smartwatch.

While there are no names attached to the various models, it looks like there will be three options each for men and women, with leather, silicone and metal watch bands.

Each watch also seems to include a trio of buttons with a watch crown in the middle, matching what we saw on Fossil’s Gen 5 watches.

Images of the back of the watches indicate that bands will be interchangeable through a simple pin mechanism, and show off the heart rare sensor array, with no indication of what the sensors present here do.

A close look at the watch faces do indicate it will be able to measure blood oxygen and heart rate, with cardio fitness level and heart rate zones widgets shown off. There’s also widgets for step tracking and sleep monitoring.

Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 3 shown off in leaked images

WinFuture has also learned a host of other details. The Gen 6 will come in 42mm and 44mm case sizes, and like Gen 5 watches, they will all be waterproof up to 50 metres depth.

It will use a 1.28-inch, 416 x 416 resolution AMOLED always-on display, which would be smaller than the 1.3-inch AMOLED screen on Gen 5 watches, but will offer a bump in resolution.

And there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100+ processor, which is an upgrade on the Gen 5’s 3100 processor.

That’ll be accompanied by 8GB of storage, though there’s no details on the RAM they’ll be packing.

In terms of battery life, you can still only expect 24 hours of battery life with a power-saving mode giving you multiple days of battery likely in a more basic watch mode.

Charging it back up fully takes an hour and will get you back up to 80% from a 30 minute charge.

Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS 3 shown off in leaked images

This watch will of course run on the new version of Wear being built by Google and Samsung as Fossil itself confirmed earlier this year, bringing access to revamped native and third party apps, third party tiles and fitness tracking powered by Fitbit.

Though there’s very little indication in these images really how those features will look and whether the UI will be the same as what we saw the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rocking or it will have a much stronger Fossil feel to it.

It seems that we will find out when it launches on 27 September. Pricing will apparently range from €299-329, which would likely put it around the same launch price as Fossil’s Gen 5 watches.

Fossil has already teased that its Gen 6 watch is coming, so the timing of the leak could suggest we are not far off finding out about the next smartwatch to embrace Google and Samsung’s new version of Wear OS.

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