The first Fossil Gen 7 watches make another regulatory demonstration

What could be the first Fossil Get 7 watches may have just appeared at the Bluetooth SIG. Last month, they stopped at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A launch is planned perhaps before the end of June.

Almost every year, Fossil releases another generation in its series of smartwatches. We are now six. Around August and September, the devices usually begin to fall.

The latest generation brought the 4100+ processor which allows for much better performance, Bluetooth 5.0 support, more accurate heart rate tracking, SpO2 sensor and fast charging. Internal memory has also been upgraded to 8GB from the 4GB across the board.

Some had hoped Gen 6 would see the debut of WearOS 3.0. It will happen again. However, Google’s new operating system is not yet available to everyone. We expect that to happen in the coming months.


Bluetooth GIS recording

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) has just added four Fossil Group watches to its registry. This is the organization that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of Bluetooth technologies and brands to manufacturers.

Here is a screenshot of the folder. Watches with the monikers DW14S1, DW14F1, DW15F1, and DW15S1 have been added.

Image source: Bluetooth SIG

Considering that Generation 6 of the Fossil Watch carries the code DW13F1, it’s reasonable to expect it to be Generation 7. The DW15S1 refers to a Skagen smartwatch. The Danish outfit is under the Fossil Group umbrella.


FCC registration of new Fossil watches

Interestingly, this is not the first regulatory filing. Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added DW15F1 and DW15S1 to its registry.

Most of the documentation is behind a confidentiality clause, so there’s not much to infer from their technical specifications. The clause expires on June 20, which means we might get the next-gen a bit earlier in the year, which is usually the case. Possibly an unveiling in June with actual availability from July or August.

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Documents at the FCC show the following information on the electronic label.

Fossil Gen 7 Watch

The documents state that the two models are “electrically identical” and that “different model names are for marketing purposes.” No real surprise, as this is typically the case with Fossil watches of the same generation.

There’s speculation that we might get a bigger AMOLED display this time around, increased water resistance, as well as the next-gen fitness sensors. Larger capacity batteries would also be nice.

It’s reasonable to expect Gen 7 to come with Google WearOS 3.0 pre-installed. Of course, that depends on when these watches actually see the light of day.

At the recent Google I/O conference, the company referenced the upcoming WearOS watches in one of the presentations. They said we’ll see WearOS watches from the Fossil Group line (such as Skagen, Hublot, and Michael Kors) this summer, as well as Montblanc, TAG Heuer, and Mobvoi.

We will continue to dig. Hopefully more information about the Fossil Gen 7 watches will be revealed in the coming days.

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