Fossil, one of the leading manufacturers of Wear OS watches, is preparing a new Wear OS smartwatch with LTE, as evidenced by a new FCC record.
Earlier this year, we noticed that Fossil, the makers of the best Wear OS watches, including Fossil Gen 5 and Skagen Falster 3, were preparing their next generation of devices. At the time, we were – and are – disappointed that the new devices don’t seem to pack the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip with the battery and its performance improvements.
At least, there seems to be a major improvement with the next generation of Fossil watches. Earlier this morning, one of those next-generation Fossil watches – especially the C1NF1 model number – appeared at the FCC, one of many stops between a device created and sold in the United States. Along with other standard wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, this future Fossil watch is also able to connect to LTE networks from US operators.
So what is this new Fossil watch? Unfortunately, there aren’t many other things to shine from the new FCC list that we didn’t learn from the original Bluetooth record. Instead of the Snapdragon Wear 4100, this LTE watch will probably come with the older Snapdragon Wear 3100.
Based on Fossil’s habit of making the last two letters / digits of a model number indicate a mark, we believe that all three – C1NF1, C1CF1 and C1EF1 – could also be the Fossil mark. For now, we’re not sure what will make these Wear OS watches separate from the “DW” series.
The only surprising, additional detail about the first LTE Fossil watch confirmed by the FCC listing is that it will have a circular screen, just like any other Fossil watch. It looks like we will be able to see this next generation LTE Fossil watch or watches arriving early next year, but only time will tell.
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