Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

Isaac Cain
November 9, 2018

Luxury brand Fossil has released a new smartwatch called the Fossil Sport that features Qualcomm's new 3100 wearable processor.

The Fossil Sport will also come in two case sizes, 41 mm and 43 mm, which are roughly the same sizes as an Apple Watch Series 4 (though, clearly, a different shape).

Compared to nearly all of Fossil's previous Wear OS efforts, the aptly named Sport is focused less on traditional style and more on modern functionality. It features integrated heart rate, NFC, and Global Positioning System capabilities. We'll give hands-on impressions when we get one to wear. It is priced at $255 (roughly Rs. 18,500) for the silicone and leather strap, and $275 (roughly Rs. 20,000) for the stainless steel strap.

As mentioned, Fossil notes that the wearable can last for up to a day, and when in low power mode, the battery can extend up to two days as well.

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Model Candice Huffine is the face of the new Fossil Sport. This is pretty standard for Fossil smartwatches. It's also running the revamped Wear OS that just started rolling out in September. The recently announced Wear OS Spotify app will also, Fossil says, be pre-loaded onto the watch for use straight out of the box as will personal safety app Noonlight. This is the first smartwatch to launch with the new SoC, and it claims to offer all-day battery life.

Online sales are underway today, followed by physical inventory headed to "select" Fossil retail stores around the world on November 12.

We'll be posting our in-depth review of the device over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back to see if the Sport lives up to the billing.

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