Fossil, probably the most distinguished makers of Put on OS watches, is making ready a brand new Put on OS smartwatch with LTE, as noticed in a brand new FCC submitting.
Earlier this 12 months, we noticed that Fossil, makers of a few of the best Wear OS watches together with the Fossil Gen 5 and Skagen Falster 3, was making ready their next generation of devices. On the time, we had been — and nonetheless are — upset that the brand new units don’t appear to be packing the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip with its battery and efficiency enhancements.
On the very least, there does appear to be one main enhancement coming with the following technology of Fossil watches. Early this morning, a kind of subsequent technology Fossil watches — particularly mannequin quantity C1NF1 — showed up at the FCC, one of many many stops between a tool being created and being bought within the US. Alongside different commonplace wi-fi applied sciences like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, this upcoming Fossil watch can also be able to connecting to LTE networks from US carriers.
So then what is that this new Fossil watch? Sadly, there’s not a lot else to gleam from the brand new FCC itemizing that we didn’t be taught from the original Bluetooth listing. As a substitute of the Snapdragon Put on 4100, this LTE watch will probably include the older Snapdragon Put on 3100.
Based mostly on Fossil’s behavior of creating the ultimate two letters/numbers of a mannequin quantity point out a model, we imagine all three — C1NF1, C1CF1, and C1EF1 — may be Fossil-branded. For now, we’re unsure what is going to set these “C” sequence Put on OS watches aside from the “DW” sequence.
The one extra, unsurprising element about Fossil’s first LTE watch confirmed by the FCC itemizing is that it’s going to have a round display, identical to each different Fossil watch. It appears probably that we may even see this subsequent technology LTE Fossil watch or watches arrive early subsequent 12 months, however solely time will inform.
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