Fossil has unveiled its next-generation hybrid smartwatch for those who prefer a more classic look with some of the smart features of modern smartwatches. The Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid takes design elements from its other Gen 6 smartwatches and packs more technology into the hardware.
There are two models: Machine and Stella. The former has a 45mm case size with a textured bezel and comes in black, smoke, and silver finishes. The Stella is a smaller 40.5mm case with more feminine colorways including rose gold, silver, and two-tone. Both watches have interchangeable bands (18mm and 24mm, respectively) of different materials, including three-link metals and classic leather or silicone bands.
In addition to two-week battery life and physical hands telling the time, there’s also support for sleep and step tracking, notifications, customizable watch faces, continuous monitoring heart rate and training, and the Gen 6 Hybrid now has SpO2 tracking. Also new is a built-in microphone with Amazon Alexa support.
Additionally, Fossil has released a redesigned smartwatch companion app for Android and iOS with improved customization options and a more comprehensive fitness data dashboard. The new app will also work with older Fossil Hybrid smartwatches so owners can start enjoying the app’s new user interface.
The Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid will be available June 27 on Fossil.com or at Fossil stores for $229 or $249 if you opt for a model with the metal band.