Fossil Stories October 5

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 Stories September 17

According to a report yesterday, Google earlier this year bought Fossil’s hybrid smartwatch technology mixing analog hands and screens. Such a wearable from Fossil has now emerged and it’s possibly running Wear OS.

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Fossil Stories September 16

Back in January, Google made waves by purchasing “select smartwatch technology” from the Fossil Group. A new report today reveals that the acquisition was for movements used in hybrid watches, and casts some doubt on whether Google will actually leverage it for future first-party products.

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Fossil Stories September 6

The latest generation of Wear OS hardware has finally fixed some of the performance problems that have long plagued the platform. Today, Diesel and Emporio Armani are announcing new Wear OS smartwatches which both offer 1GB of RAM.

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Fossil Stories September 5

Known primarily for sportswear, Puma has now officially entered the smartwatch market with its first Wear OS device — the Puma Sport Connected.

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Fossil Stories August 5

One of the best parts of Fossil’s new Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches is the collection of special battery saver modes. If you own an older Fossil smartwatch, you’re in luck, because those modes are going to be ported to your watch later this year. Probably.

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