Fossil Sport puts latest Wear 3100 chip in colorful smartwatch

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While there's still a noticeable lack of smartphone manufacturers working with Wear OS, Fossil is still churning out Wear OS watches left and right. Fossil's own sub-brands are even guilty of this.

Pankaj Kedia, senior director for product marketing at Qualcomm, said the new watch is built on a blending of "technology, fashion and fitness".

Integrating the 3100 chip means that the watch's battery life is expected to last over 24 hours when it's in "smartwatch mode" and it lasts over two days when set to watch-only mode.

Sitting alongside the bigger battery is the same crop of features and sensors we've seen flood the fourth generation of Fossil Group devices - a heart rate monitor sits on the underside, while NFC for contactless Google Pay payments and built-in Global Positioning System are also on board.

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And, naturally, the whole show will continue to run on Google's Wear OS platform, which was recently given a makeover in order to improve day-to-day usability.

$255 is what you will have to pay for the Fossil Sport Smartwatch.

In reality, your strap choices obviously aren't endless, but there are 28 different ones to choose from, as Fossil says that the Sport is compatible with all 18mm watch straps. If you prefer a brick and mortar shopping experience, you'll be able to snag the Sport Smartwatch from select Fossil retail stores around the globe starting November 12. But the Fossil Sport at least sounds like it's not outrageously priced.

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