Fossil Gen 6 Review: High Speeds, Hard Specs, Soft Wear

The best thing the smartwatch inherited from its traditional ancestors is the choice it gives you in styles – and for years, the biggest contributor to that diversity has been Fossil Group. If the relentlessly repetitive rectangles of the Apple Watch or the simplistic circles of Samsung just aren’t what you want on your wrist, Fossil and its partners have been there to sell you everything from edgy Armani to bedazzled Michael Kors to … whatever craziness DIESEL is crankin’ out these days. 

For the past two years those watches have been based on Fossil’s Generation 5 platform – but I’ve spent two weeks with an early version of the sequel upon which the next generation will be built. I’m Michael Fisher; join me for the latest MrMobile review to see what there is to like (and lament) about the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch!



MrMobile’s Fossil Gen 6 Review was produced following 14 days with two Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch review samples provided by Fossil Group. The devices were tested with a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and at the time of review publication were running Wear OS 2.3 with update M HR 3.

MrMobile does not accept compensation from the manufacturers of the products he reviews in exchange for producing content. No payment was provided and no manufacturer or carrier was afforded a preview or copy approval rights concerning this review.


Fossil Gen 6 Product Page [Fossil]:

Michael Kors Gen 6 Bradshaw Product Page [Michael Kors]:

Facer Watchface App:


Fossil Gen 6 is the first Wear OS smartwatch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ [Android Central]:

What’s new for Wear [Google]:

Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform [Qualcomm]:

The Play Store is highlighting two Wear OS apps that don’t exist anymore [Android Police]:

Telegram is sending Wear OS users a goodbye message as the app quietly dies [Android Central]:

Google’s Wear OS neglect has left voice activation broken for months [Ars Technica]:

This Wear OS 3 Situation Really Sucks [Droid-Life]:



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