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Google refuses to commit to next-gen Wear OS upgrades for current watches

Google refuses to commit to next-gen Wear OS upgrades for current watches

When Fossil confirmed that it wouldn't update its existing smartwatches to the all-new Wear OS, speculation was rife that this could possibly be due to hardware limitations. It turns out that this might not be true, as Qualcomm has confirmed that its existing chipsets can handle the new software that Google has baked up in collaboration with Samsung.

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None of Fossil's current smartwatches will get the big new Android Wear update

None of Fossil's current smartwatches will get the big new Android Wear update

Google's announcement of the brand-new Wear OS built in partnership with Samsung wasn't as comprehensive as we would've liked it. While we did see a glimpse of some new elements and apps, Google wasn't clear on whether existing watches would receive the platform's biggest update. Fossil broke silence on this, and if you own one of its smartwatches, you won't like what it has to say.

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Fossil Gen 5 LTE Review: Rehashing last year's hardware

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Review: Rehashing last year's hardware

Google's Wear OS is not in the best state right now, but it's serviceable if you want a smartwatch that integrates deeply with your phone. When you decide to make do with Wear OS, Fossil is usually there to offer an array of acceptable devices. Over a year ago, we reviewed the Fossil Gen 5 and it was one of the best Wear OS smartwatches at the time. Since then, very little has happened in the Wear OS world. That's why the Fossil Gen 5 LTE is exciting: it's one of the few LTE-enabled Wear OS devices on the market, and LTE on watches can be a real game-changer, in my experience.

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All the new Wear OS watches from CES 2020

All the new Wear OS watches from CES 2020

Smartwatches and other wearables have become regular guests at tech exhibitions. The same is true for CES, where Fossil has taken the stage to launch a ton of variations for its Wear OS lineup. A new competitor, Suunto, has also entered the high-end market during the show. To give you an overview of the introduced designs and devices, we've compiled this article listing all Wear OS watches shown during CES 2020.

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