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New designer smartwatches are coming quickly from Fossil, if listings on the FCC’s web site are to be believed. Some detective work by droid-life.com suggests the watches shall be launched below the Diesel, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and the Fossil model names. Fossil is accountable for all these designer smartwatches, together with fashions from Kate Spade, Skagen, and Misfit.
The FCC is certifying the brand new watches to be used with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to this fact isn’t revealing a lot concerning the specs and nothing concerning the designs — that are a very powerful elements of a smartwatch. What we are able to see is a number of mannequin numbers, all of which start with DW10, adopted by one other letter that signifies the model identify related to the watch.
From this, it’s attainable to take a position what fashions shall be launched. A brand new Fossil watch (DW10F1) is probably going coming, which can be a follow-up to the superb Fossil Sport, together with a brand new Diesel watch (DW10D1), a brand new Emporio Armani (DW10E1), and a pair of recent smartwatches that includes the Micheal Kors identify (DW10M1 and DW10M2).
Why two Micheal Kors smartwatches? Fossil already prepares two fashions for the style model, below the Entry Runway and the Entry Sofie mannequin names, with the latter being suited to masculine wrists — though it’s a unisex watch — than the extra delicate Sofie. A brand new Diesel smartwatch is thrilling, because the On Full Guard 2.5 is among the finest wanting smartwatches you should purchase immediately. Lastly, we’re hoping for a continuation of the earlier standout design from the brand new Emporio Armani mannequin too.
Nonetheless, whereas appears to be like are essential, the underlying expertise wants to alter on Fossil’s new smartwatches to maintain them up-to-date. All fashions launched in 2018, besides the Fossil Sport, use the outdated Snapdragon 2100 processor. Though the brand new Snapdragon 3100 chip isn’t a colossal leap ahead, it’s higher, and does enable for extra RAM, leading to higher efficiency. That is important if these new watches are to be not solely enchancment over final yr’s variations, but additionally in the event that they’re going to be value shopping for.
The FCC itemizing suggests it gained’t be lengthy till these new smartwatches are formally revealed. Fossil unfold its bulletins out over the summer time final yr, and most have been seen for the primary time on the IFA expertise present in Berlin in September. It’s extremely seemingly the corporate will comply with the identical sample this yr.