Important news are coming for the 5th generation Fossil smartwatches: on August 19 the rollout of an update will be launched that will introduce new features concerning the interface, the battery and the monitoring of physical activity and sleep.
Announced exactly one year ago, wearable devices equipped with the WearOS operating system will soon be able to count on contact identification via avatar on the smartphone app, quick access to the main tools and new battery modes through which it will be possible to create customized profiles for each type of use (physical exercises, for example). In addition, there will also be a saving mode that will allow you to reach up to a full day of autonomy.
The measurement of VO2 max will also be introduced, a metric that indicates the distribution of oxygen throughout the body through the circulatory system and which is used to estimate one's cardio-respiratory and aerobic level. In addition, there are optimizations on battery consumption while using the app for monitoring physical activity.
The models presented in August last year are two:
- The Carlyle HR, intended for a male audience
- Julianna HR, intended for a female audience
Both are based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3100 processor and offer a 44mm case, Bluetooth 4.2 LE connectivity and notification functions, heart rate monitoring, sleep and 8GB of internal memory. The operating system is, of course, Google's WearOS. To these two models is added a third belonging to the 5th generation: it is called Garrett, and in this case the case is 46mm.
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