Fossil has launched a new smartwatch dubbed ‘Sport’, the first to be powered by the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. Fossil Sport is currently available in two variants priced at $255 (approximately Rs 18,500) for the silicone/leather strap variant and $275 (approximately Rs 20,000) for the stainless steel strap variant. The smartwatch has two sizes — 41mm and 43mm — and comes in grey, pink, red, blue, green, and black colour options.
Key features of the smartwatch include Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, all-day battery life, ambient mode, an integrated heart rate sensor, swim-proof design, and support for Google Pay. Additionally, the device comes with Google Assistant pre-enabled.
Fossil Sport is compatible with Android 4.4 Kit Kat and above as well as iOS 9.3 and above. However, Wear OS 2.0 does not support smartphones running Android (Go Edition) operating system. The device features NFC, GPS, Altimeter, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light and a microphone. Additionally, it comes with a few apps like Spotify and Noonlight pre-installed. It runs Google’s latest Wear OS 2.10 smartwatch operating system and is powered by a 350mAh battery.
Qualcomm debuted its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 and Wear 3100 processors back in September. Both the processors were specifically designed and optimised for powering smartwatches. Both of them feature an integrated DSP along with an ultra-low-power co-processor to handle minimal tasks for which major processing power isn’t required. Additionally, the company also added a deep learning engine within both the processors to handle custom workloads like hot keyword detection.