A while ago, when Wear OS was called Android Wear, it was common for smartwatch manufacturers to be large technology companies, but as time has passed we have seen how hardware manufacturers changed, with the new players being more focused on fashion or the sport.
Currently we have sports manufacturers such as Casio or Suunto, some smaller technology manufacturers such as Mobvoi and fashion manufacturers such as the Fossil group. The latter not only bring the most distinguished design to the ecosystem, but also enhance the standard version of Wear OS with its own characteristics.
Fossil Wear OS watches get better
Fossil is the responsible manufacturer of smart watches with great design such as the Fossil Q, but beyond providing aesthetics, the watch manufacturer sometimes tries to improve some defects of the system with which it must coexist.
In the past, Fossil has improved its watches with an extended battery mode, and in the next few days it will receive a new update designed specifically for those seeking a healthier lifestyle.
This update will add the sleep record, as well as the VO2 max estimate that defines the amount of oxygen that our body can process during a workout.
These two novelties will arrive in the Wellbeing application on August 19 (next week) in the Fossil Gen 5, the latest generation of the manufacturer that arrived in 2019.
Today choosing Wear OS over other options seems like a difficult choice given an outdated hardware platform (which should be modernized with the Snapdragon Wear 4100) and inconsistent evolution by Google.
But if bringing services like Assistant or Google Pay is an added value for you and you are looking for a stylish watch, few options you will find better than the fifth-generation Fossil.