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Fossil Sport's Wear OS H update has some bugs, but Fossil is working on a fix

Fossil Sport's Wear OS H update has some bugs, but Fossil is working on a fix

Most components of Wear OS are updated through the watch's Play Store, but there is still the occasional OS update. The last major release was Wear OS H, which included some new power management features and upgraded the core to Android 9 Pie. Fossil finally updated its Sport smartwatch earlier this month, but the experience hasn't been entirely positive for owners.

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Get Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 for as little as $185 open-box on eBay

Get Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 for as little as $185 open-box on eBay

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 may have a ridiculously long name, but it's one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now. Fast, fluid, and reliable software is backed up by top-notch hardware to provide a solid user experience. I've had mine since launch, and it is easily the best smartwatch I've ever owned. At $300, this is an experience you usually have to pay through the nose for, but if you act fast you can save some cash on eBay.

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Skagen Falster 2 Wear OS smartwatch is down to an incredibly low $69

Skagen Falster 2 Wear OS smartwatch is down to an incredibly low $69

Wear OS smartwatches may not be as popular as they used to, but they still offer enough features to please most people, especially when you can get them at a discount. The Skagen Falster 2 is a great option to consider, especially when it's down to just $69. It looks like a traditional watch but comes with all of Wear OS' features to assist you through your day. When it came out, the timepiece cost about $275, but it's now dropped to just $69. At this price, I wouldn't even look for an alternative if you're fine with using Wear OS.

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Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatch drops to $99 ($50 off) (Update: UK, too)

Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatch drops to $99 ($50 off) (Update: UK, too)

If you're in the market for an affordable smartwatch that doesn't disappoint when it comes to features or style, the Fossil Sport is now available for $99 from either Best Buy or directly from Fossil. It's an excellent time to pick up one of Fossil's older smartwatches, as the company just released an update for Gen 4 products that brings the Gen 5's previously exclusive battery management features and Wear OS H (based on Android Pie) to the previous generation.

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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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Skagen's Falster 3 smartwatch is official, includes Wear 3100 CPU and speaker

Skagen's Falster 3 smartwatch is official, includes Wear 3100 CPU and speaker

 

Just a few days ago, a product listing for the then-unannounced Skagen Falster 3 smartwatch with Google's Wear OS showed up on Amazon. The watch has now officially been revealed at CES, and it's more or less a Fossil Gen 5 in a different casing — which is certainly a good thing.

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Fossil announces new styles for Gen 5, Sport, and Hybrid HR smartwatches

Fossil announces new styles for Gen 5, Sport, and Hybrid HR smartwatches

Fossil Group has a lot to talk about at CES 2020: there's new wild-looking Diesel smartwatch, as well as the third-generation Skagen Falster. If you've had your eye on some of Fossil's existing watches, you'll be glad to hear they are now available in more styles.

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Fossil brings 5th-gen battery saving modes to its older smartwatches (Update: Wear OS H in tow)

Fossil brings 5th-gen battery saving modes to its older smartwatches (Update: Wear OS H in tow)

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.

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Diesel's new Fadelite smartwatch has a translucent shell and smaller size

Diesel's new Fadelite smartwatch has a translucent shell and smaller size

Diesel, part of Fossil Group, revealed its first Wear OS watch in 2017. The black-and-brown device was one of the largest smartwatches at the time, with a case size of 48mm and a 12mm thickness, and an updated model with a white casing arrived late last year. Diesel has another watch to announce at CES 2020: the Fadelite.

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Withings ScanWatch is the first to combine AFib and sleep apnea detection

Withings ScanWatch is the first to combine AFib and sleep apnea detection

Withings gained popularity thanks to its health-focused products, including its smart scale, fitness trackers, and hybrid smartwatches. The company is innovating once again with the announcement of its ScanWatch, the first hybrid smartwatch to combine AFib and sleep apnea detection.

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