Fossil is making a new premium smartwatch for the new Wear OS

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But existing models won't get an upgrade
Big changes are coming to Wear OS later this year, courtesy of some teamwork between Google and Samsung, and now Fossil has announced that it's going to be releasing a "premium" smartwatch in a few months to take advantage of the software upgrade.

What's not quite such good news is that existing Fossil watches won't be getting the next-gen version of Wear OS (which Google tends to refer to as just Wear these days). All this was revealed in a recent conversation between Fossil executives and CNET.

There has been some speculation over whether or not the Wear OS smartwatches already on the market would be able to take advantage of the upcoming software update – and it seems like the answer is a negative one, at least as far as Fossil…
David Nield
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