Fossil has launched its latest Fossil Gen 6 Venture smartwatch in India. Fossil claims that the strap on this watch is made from recycled plastic bottles and eco-leather. This watch is a new variant of the original Fossil Gen 6 which was released last year in India.
Gen 6 Venture was launched in India for Rs. 23,995. It will be available at all major retailers across the country and online retailers like amazon (opens in new tab)Flipkart and Fossil.com website.
The Venture Edition of the Fossil Gen 6 is similar to the original Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch, except for the strap materials used. The dial design remains the same but features a new SpO2 sensor and an improved heart rate sensor.
The Gen 6 Venture watch supports Alexa voice assistant in addition to Google assistant, which is natively supported by Wear OS. You will be able to interact with the voice assistants with the watch’s built-in microphone. It should be noted that this feature will work on all iPhones and Android phones, but it will not work with Android Go phones.
Talking about the specs of the watch, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus SoC. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
With this release, Fossil also introduces a redesigned companion app with improved user experience, more features and functionality.
Fossil solidifies its position in the premium segment
Fossil has been one of the popular choices in the Indian smartwatch market. But its market share has been falling recently over the years.
One of the reasons for this would be that the company is sticking to the premium smartwatch segment, while the affordable and budget smartwatch segment has experienced an exponential rise.
So the fact that Fossil is increasing options in the segment will only help the company offer variety for users to choose from.