• Fifth Time’s the Charm? New Smartwatches from Fossil

    Fossil has announced the first of their fifth-generation Wear OS-powered smartwatches, The Carlyle and Julianna HR (the former is shown above). Here's a rundown of what's new, courtesy of the Wear OS subreddit:

    New design;
    1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage (vs. 0.5 GB / 4 GB on Fossil Sport, Q Gen 4);
    Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor (vs. 2100 in Q Gen 4);
    Speaker for Google Assistant, calls, music;
    Multiple battery-saving modes (coming to older Fossil watches this fall);
    iPhone users can take calls on the watch, also coming in fall update.

    And here's a quick video tour with Michael Fisher:

    If, like me, you find the styling of the Carlyle to be a bit... forgettable, fear not—this is but a first volley in the torrent of Fossil-branded devices to follow.

    Source: The Verge via r/WearOS
    Image source: 9to5Google

    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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