Fossil Gen 5 Stories September 7

Fossil smartwatches have long been some of the best you can get on Wear OS, in part because their styling is traditional and looks great. That’s an element only enhanced by the built-in watchfaces, but a recent update to the Fossil Gen 5 series has stripped away quite a few watchfaces.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories April 28

Fossil started rolling out the latest Wear OS update to various watches in December but announced that it paused the release for Gen 5 devices in February to “iron out some issues.” H-MR2 today is rolling back out to Fossil watches in a process that involves two updates.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories March 7

At the tail end of last year, the Fossil Group started rolling out the latest system for Google’s wearable platform. It’s been a slow process, with H MR2 currently paused for Fossil Gen 5 Wear OS watches to address unspecified issues.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories January 21

After being announced earlier this month at CES, Verizon has just put the new Fossil Gen 5 LTE up for sale in the United States, though it does come with one caveat.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories January 11

The past two years have helped to improve Wear OS a fair bit, but the best is yet to come with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series processors coming soon. Now, at CES 2021, Fossil is unveiling two new Gen 5 smart watches that don’t bring that new chip but, instead, add LTE support.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories December 1, 2020

Wear OS updates are pretty unpredictable. It’s usually unclear when they’re rolling out, how they’re rolling out, or if you even have them sometimes. Now, the latest Wear OS update, H-MR2, appears to be rolling out to many Fossil watches.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories August 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Fossil released a huge update for its latest Wear OS catalog, but an issue hindering Google Pay quickly popped up. Now, Fossil is restarting the fall update with a Google Pay fix in tow.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories August 21, 2020

Google Pay appears to be broken w/ Fossil Gen 5’s latest Wear OS update

Earlier this week a big update was announced for Fossil’s Gen 5 lineup, but it appears that’s caused an issue. Some users who have the update on Fossil Gen 5 watches are reporting issues with Google Pay.

Fossil Gen 5 Stories August 10, 2020

Google’s Wear OS platform isn’t a huge success, but it powers quite a few solid smartwatches. Fossil is perhaps the biggest name currently on the platform, and now, Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches are preparing to add some new health features.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories January 7, 2020

The best Wear OS smartwatch that hit the market in 2019 was the Fossil Gen 5 and, now, it’s getting an update in the new year. At CES 2020, Fossil Gen 5 is getting a Rose Gold color and a new, more sporty variant too.

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Wear OS as a platform isn’t in the greatest shape, but Fossil has been churning out a ton of hardware over the past several months. At CES 2020, the Skagen Falster 3 has arrived alongside a plethora of refreshes to other Fossil watches, and personally, I like a lot of them.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories October 18, 2019

Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch is the best Wear OS watch you can buy right now, and this week it’s getting a little bit better on iOS. An update for Fossil Gen 5 that’s rolling out right now lets the watch make phone calls if it’s connected to an iPhone.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories October 5, 2019

The biggest name in Wear OS is Fossil, and the company isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with Google’s platform, either. While Google basically ignores its existence, Fossil is pumping out hardware, and now making some modifications to the software, too. The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch is currently the best Wear OS has to offer — it’s just a shame that it’s still not enough for most people.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories August 5, 2019

With the debut of its latest Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatch, Fossil is also bringing something new to the table for the platform. With some smart battery saving modes, Fossil is promising “multiple” days of use out of a watch, all without killing core functionality such as your notifications.

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Fossil is the biggest name in Wear OS right now, but the specs on a lot of the company’s offerings have been a bit dissappointing. Today, Fossil is announcing its Gen 5 smartwatches with the Carlyle HR and Juliana HR, and they pack a ton of big improvements for the Wear OS hardware.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories August 4, 2019

As we’re finding new Wear OS hardware with better performance, it seems Fossil is working on an upgrade as well. This weekend, a new Fossil Wear OS watch has leaked in some hands-on images, alongside a spec list that details 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon Wear 3100.

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Fossil Gen 5 Stories June 19, 2019

The Fossil Group is responsible for the vast number of Wear OS devices, especially those from fashion brands. Sharing the same underlying hardware across different case designs, the next generation Fossil Wear OS watches have popped up at the FCC today.

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