Fossil gets active with Sport smartwatch

Doris Richards
November 8, 2018

It's on sale now for $255.

The newly redesigned Google Fit app will be a great companion to the Fossil Sport along with the snappy Snapdragon 3100.

Fossil is announcing a new addition to its lineup of wearables today, the Fossil Sport - a Wear OS smartwatch that the company says is its lightest, among its most colorful to date and also sports the newest wearable chipset from Qualcomm.


We've seen too many smartwatches come to market recently with Qualcomm's two-year-old Snapdragon Wear 2100. Fossil's own sub-brands are even guilty of this. But the Sport runs on the new 3100 SoC, which should provide noticeable improvements in battery life and performance. According to Fossil, the Sport will last a full day in full smartwatch mode and then an additional two days in a low-power, time-telling only mode. The new guy has built-in Global Positioning System functionality in addition to heart rate tracking and NFC support for wrist payments, with the latter two features present on the Versa as well.

Finally, you'll be looking at a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 390 x 390 resolution. This is pretty standard for Fossil smartwatches.

Online sales are underway today, followed by physical inventory headed to "select" Fossil retail stores around the world on November 12. The watch comes in two sizes - 41 and 43mm - and six different color options. At least on paper, this represents a feature-packed smartwatch with a bonus of extended battery life - all for a price that sensibly undercuts competitors like Apple and Samsung.

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