A Fossil has just updated its range of smart watches with the model Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition. As the name implies, we have new hybrid watches focused on the health and well-being of the user. Their look is classic and they bring a new screen e-Ink to spend little energy and deliver more metrics and information on your wrist.
Hybrid watches are an excellent choice for anyone who prefers the look and design of traditional mechanical watches with a few extra features. In particular, tracking key health and wellness metrics.
Fossil launched a range Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition at CES 2023
Unfortunately, there are few manufacturers that deliver products of this type, with CASIO and especially FOSSIL being good examples in this area. Proof of this are the new hybrid smartwatch presented during the CES 2023 event in Las Vegas.
Fossil is a reference brand in the sector. It is a true giant that, in recent years, has bought several smaller manufacturers to add them to its portfolio, such as Skagen. Since then, its bet on smart watches has increased.
We now have the sixth generation of smart watches from the US company focused on well-being. Indeed, the collection was nicknamed “Wellness”, a very illustrative name.
The watch’s design is classic with an electronic ink screen, the e-INK that allows you to take advantage of advanced functions such as its Bluetooth connection to the smartphone, as well as the user’s physical activity and health metrics.
It should be noted that this new e-Ink screen has a high resolution to facilitate the reading of contents in any situation. However, it won’t sacrifice the battery life that promises to give us several weeks of battery life between charges.
These are the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition
The Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition range is available in various styles, different color combinations, case type and materials for both the watch (case) and bracelet. It’s a wide range of combinations that give us several variants of the same sixth generation hybrid watch.
This practice has been applied by Fossil in previous generations and it is now remarking itself with the new watches shining during CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
All models have a silicone or leather / leather strap, 20 mm wide and easily replaceable. On the other hand, the box of the clock is built in stainless steelwith different colors and finishes for more customization options.
Stainless steel case and 20mm leather or silicone straps
Fossil’s 6th generation hybrid watch is water resistant and is capable of withstanding immersion of up to 3 ATM, around 30 meters deep. On the other hand, its electronic ink screen, e-Ink, has a density of 218 pixels per inch.
This screen, now with greater density, shows the time in digital format, as well as several other metrics and user health indicators, in a clearer and easier to read way. The advantage? The autonomy for several weeks in these watches.
We can also be alerted to the main notifications arriving on the smartphone, with the user defining this behavior in the companion application for these Fossil smartwatches. What’s more, the screen now has backlighting to make it easier to read.
e-INK screen is the asset of the 6th Generation Fossil smartwatch
The user can see the progress of his physical activities throughout the day, the main smartphone notifications, the time and other relevant information on these new hybrid watches. We also have support for Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
We can also manage time, alarm and more functions, with extensive and customizable options through the Fossil Smartwatches application, free for Android and iOS (iPhone) mobile devices.
Various styles for Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition
Fossil also claims to have improved the efficiency of its watches in order to increase their autonomy. Indeed, the company guarantees that the new watches now have enough battery for two weeks of normal use between charges.
In addition, smartwatches now support fast charging. In practice, Fossil points out, we have an 80% full charge in 60 minutes (1 hour).
Autonomy reaches two weeks on Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition
Health and sports features include a heart rate monitor on the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition. We also have the SpO2 and VO₂ Max sensor, automatic activity detection and smartphone-dependent GPS location.
It should be noted that the connectivity standard is Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to the smartphone, also having a Wi-Fi connection. There’s also a new vibration motor for better vibratory feedback, as well as a new microphone.
Price starts at 229 dollars or 229 euros
Finally, the new generation of hybrid smartwatches will hit the market from January 5th through Fossil’s official store, its website. Its price starts at 229 dollars, probably with direct conversion to 229 euros.
Availability in physical stores in Europe is not yet known, but it should also arrive soon on Amazon.ES, among other online sales platforms.
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