By James Scout/ Oct 18, 2022

The First Wear OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil is Simply a Minor Upgrade over the Previous Design

You might want to lower your expectations even though Fossil is making good on its promise to release Wear OS 3 watches.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

The Gen 6 Wellness Edition is the fashion brand's first Wear OS 3 model, and its name says a lot about what it is: a software-focused update to the smartwatch from last year.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

Google's new software promises a more user-friendly interface and improved health tracking, including support for Fossil's internal Wellness app. Additionally, you'll receive pertinent watch faces, such as a "Wellness Gauge" that is only available on the device you're using.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

Gen 6 Wellness Edition is currently offered for $299. For $30 each, silicone straps are available to alter the appearance.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

Outside of luxury watches like the Montblanc Summit 3, Fossil still produces some Wear OS watches that look better. Still, it's hard to convince someone to buy one if they're looking for something new.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

The Galaxy Watch 5 family from Samsung offers a wider selection of cases and more modern processing power.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

At the same time, Wear OS 3.5 and a genuinely unique design help Google's Pixel Watch make up for its outdated chip. The refresh wouldn't make you love Fossil more if you didn't already.

OS 3 Smartwatch from Fossil

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