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With seemingly everyone working from home these days, managing your time — and even keeping track of what day it is — has become a challenge for us all. It’s up to you to watch yourself, and there has never been a better time to LITERALLY watch yourself than now (See what we did there?).
Fossil is one of the most prominent Wear OS manufacturers around, and, in my opinion, its latest offerings are among the sleekest, most stylish, and feature-packed smartwatches on the market. Whether you're shopping around for your next watch or you're searching for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, now is the perfect time to pick up a Fossil Gen 4 Venture. Several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Fossil, just slashed its price to a new all-time low of $129 — which represents a savings of $146 off the MSRP or roughly $30 off recent pricing.
Back when Fossil introduced the fifth generation of its smartwatches, the company made clear that the energy management enhancements in the form of custom battery modes would also come to its Gen 4 watches. As promised, this software improvement has now started rolling out across these devices, such as the Sloan HR, the Sport, the Venture, and the Explorist.
Fossil's made quite a name for itself as one of the few OEMs that has stuck with Wear OS since its early days as Android Wear. Now you can own some of the company's very best wearable tech, like the worthy Gen 4 and the lauded Fossil Sport, for a steep discount. Right now, save up to 63% on more than half of Fossil's current smartwatch portfolio on Fossil's website and at Amazon.
One of the no-brainer use cases for smartwatches is providing users with an easy way to call for help, and yet in many cases it's a multi-step process that requires an accompanying phone. Fossil is planning to address this gap in the market by partnering with digital safety platform Noonlight to integrate a discreet 911 alert button on its fourth generation smartwatches. The application will come pre-installed (and at no extra cost) on the new Wear OS-powered Fossil smartwatches. Meanwhile, those that have already shipped will receive an update rolling out soon.