Last week, we brought you word of the new Skagen Falster Gen 6 smartwatch. In that article, we referenced back to the Fossil Gen 6 release that had happened a few months prior. Well, to share some of that spotlight – and give you another option to choose from – they just released the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch.

Yes, that’s right – THAT Razer, the computer and peripherals company. So, how does one customize a relatively standard smartwatch platform to conform to a partnership of this sort? Well, the main way is going to be through the customized dials that are applied. The Razer x Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch offers up three exclusive faces, and includes elements of the Razer UI. The watch also comes with two silicone straps – one black, one green – that call to mind the brand’s color scheme.

Past that, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch is very much the same smart watch we’ve been seeing for a few months now. Which is not to short-sell the new Snapdragon 4100+ chip inside – it offers a whole host of additional functionality (see the list below), as well as the capability to upgrade easily to WearOS 3 later this year. There are going to be 1,337 (it’s l33t!) of the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch made available, for $329 from Fossil and Razer.

Tech Specs from Fossil

Features

  • EXCLUSIVE RAZER STYLE. WAY FASTER.:
    • Featuring a 1.28-inch AMOLED display with three unique Razer watch faces (Analog, Text, Chroma*), four customizable Razer ChromaTM RGB effects, and two custom-designed, interchangeable straps.
    • *automatically downloaded with an Internet connection
  • EDGE OUT THE COMPETITION. WAY FASTER.
    • With the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform—increased performance of +30%* with faster app loading, faster processor and lower power consumption.
    • *versus Gen 5
  • TRACK YOUR STATS. WAY FASTER.
    • A built-in wellness app tracks your daily step count and sleep quality, alongside continuous heart rate tracking and a new SpO2 sensor to see how well your body is circulating oxygen.
  • GET CONNECTED. WAY FASTER.
    • With Bluetooth 5.0, experience improved connectivity with boosted data transfer rates and up to 4x range, which means faster downloads than previous generations.
  • GET ANSWERS ON THE GO.
    • The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 with Wear OS by Google takes your daily routine to the next level. Manage your tasks, plan your day and get answers with Google Assistant.
  • GET BACK IN THE GAME. WAY FASTER.
    • Charge up to 80% in just a little over 30 minutes, and return to your mission as soon as possible.

Specs

  • Display Area: 1.28” Full Round Color AMOLED / 416 x 416 / 326ppi
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Strap Compatibility: 22mm Straps and Bracelets
  • Snapdragon WearTM 4100+ Platform
  • Wear OS by GoogleTM
  • 8GB storage, 1GB RAM
  • Touchscreen, Rotating Home Button, 2 Configurable Push Buttons
  • Microphone, Loudspeaker, Vibration
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE, WiFi, GPS, NFC SE
  • PPG Heart Rate, SpO2, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Altimeter, Off-body IR, Ambient Light Sensors
  • Water Resistant (Up to 3ATM)
  • Rapid Charging (Approximately 30 minutes to 80%)

Additional Features

  • Always-on display now brighter with more colors Google apps and services, including Google Assistant, Google Pay, Google Fit & thousands of apps from Google Play
  • Notifications for calls, texts and apps
  • Automatic time, time zone and calendar syncing Make and take phone calls while connected to any smartphone
  • Optimize your battery life with newly simplified Smart Battery Modes
  • Play music with your favorite music apps, including offline playback for premium YouTube Music and Spotify Premium users

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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