- The Fossil Sport is swimproof and has built-in GPS
- Wear OS still feels clunky, and battery life is poor
- The Fossil Sport is priced at Rs. 17,995 in India
Fossil is a well-known name when it comes to watches, but for the past several years, it’s also been one of the few traditional watch manufactures to consistently launch smartwatches based on Google’s Wear OS platform. The company’s latest model in India is the Fossil Sport, and one of the reasons we’re excited about it is that it’s among the first smartwatches to feature Qualcomm’s updated Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. This is the long-awaited successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100, which was the only real option manufacturers had till now.
Now this isn’t exactly brand new tech; Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon Wear 3100 nearly a year ago, but it has only just made its way to India. The same goes for the Fossil Sport. Nevertheless, it’s here now and we’re eager to try it out. Qualcomm’s previous smartwatch SoC has long been considered a performance bottleneck for Wear OS watches, and we’re hoping this new chip changes things for the better.
The Fossil Sport is priced at Rs. 17,995 and is available in a variety of colours. It’s also supposed to be swim-proof and has heart-rate tracking as well as built-in GPS. Let’s see if it’s worth the asking price, and whether Qualcomm’s new chip can make Wear OS easier to live with.
Fossil Sport design and features
The Fossil Sport uses a classic design, with a round dial and three buttons on the right, just like a traditional watch. The centre button is also a functional crown, which can be used for scrolling through menus or adjusting volume. The other two buttons can be customised to launch any app on the watch.