A new Venture Edition of the Fossil Gen 6 with an updated band and design for Wear OS smartwatches is now available for purchase.
The Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition borrows the basic features and specifications of the standard Gen 6 while adding a little bit of fresh style. A silver body with an engraved ring around the bezel makes up the new design. According to Fossil, this is done to make the watch resemble a field watch.
The band, which is made of a combination of leather and green fabric, enhances that appearance. According to Fossil, the band is made from recycled green nylon and eco-leather.
Additionally, this model has a unique watch face with metrics that show hiking distance, length, and altitude as well as compass capabilities, heart rate tracking, and estimated blood oxygen measures. This watch face is reminiscent of vintage digital field watches from the past.
Except for minor modifications, this is the identical smartwatch that Fossil unveiled in 2016. It has a 1.28-inch AMOLED display, 44mm case, Snapdragon Wear 4100 CPU, and 1GB of RAM. This year, a faster charger is available, and battery life is estimated to be roughly a day. It eventually qualifies for Wear OS 3.
According to what we could gather, the Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition is available is only available for a short period of time and has been accessible in the US for roughly two weeks. As previously stated, it is $299 for both on Fossils site and Amazon . Additionally, Fossil recently disclosed that the price of the limited edition, which is now available in India , is $23,995.
Google’s 9TO5 When I used the Fossil Gen 6 for a while last year, I wasn’t particularly happy with it. Since my use cases were not particularly demanding, the battery life was mediocre and practically useless.
The new Venture Edition, though, has me intrigued. The one review on Fossils’ website even claims that the battery couldn’t last a whole day, so it undoubtedly has the same issues as the ordinary model, but the style is just outstanding. It makes me think of the Fossil Q Explorist HR from 2018, which is still among my all-time favorite smartwatch designs.