Fossil Sport watch which is lightweight with OLED display and within budget
The best wear OS watch is the latest by Fossil Sport with awesome quality and specifications. Not only is this one of the only sport-focused Wear OS options, it’s also one of the first to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. Here is all that you wish to know about this awesome watch.
The design and display of the Fossil Sport
The Fossil Sport wear OS is stylish and sporty in design. The case is made of aluminium and nylon and is one of the lightest wear OS.
Fossil continues its trend of including three physical side buttons: a rotating home button flanked by two customizable buttons. You can set the top and bottom buttons to open whatever apps you’d like. All three buttons are clicky, and the rotating home button offers a nice way of navigating around Wear OS. The stock rubber strap is soft and comfortable to wear all day. Also the watch supports pretty much any third-party 18 or 22mm watch strap, so it’s easy enough to swap in your strap of choice. No matter which size you opt for, you’ll get a 1.19-inch OLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390. It’s crisp, viewing angles are great and blacks are nice and deep.
The battery and software
The Fossil Sport is one of the first watches to market powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. Qualcomm promises battery life and performance improvements with its new chip, and the Fossil Sport sort of delivers on those promises. The 3100 chip offers a few different battery modes to help users eke out as much battery as possible as long, as they don’t mind giving up some functionality.
The new-and-improved Battery Saver mode is only for the most dire of circumstances. It turns off almost the entire Wear OS interface, Wi-Fi, and just about every other sensor, leaving you only with the time and Fossil logo. In this mode, the watch should last an entire month on a single charge.
When the Sport isn’t in low-power mode, the 3100 chip should be much more energy efficient. It’s also worth noting Qualcomm announced a “sport mode” alongside the 3100, which is supposed to be capable of making a watch with a 450mAh battery last up to 15 hours with GPS and the heart rate monitor activated. Unfortunately that mode isn’t available with the 3100 chipset quite yet, which is why it isn’t present in the Fossil Sport, or any other 3100-powered watch.
The Fossil Sport is a solid performer about 85 percent of the time. Swiping around Wear OS presents little to no issues as apps open fine, and the hardware buttons are plenty responsive. The Fossil Sport has NFC, so you can use Google Pay on the go. It also has a 5ATM water resistance rating, making this a decent swim tracker, too.
Full Specifications and price of Fossil Sport Wear OS
Fossil Sport Wear OS display comes in 1.19-inch OLED 390 x 390 resolution for both 41 and 43mm models. The case is made of Aluminum & nylon and is strap is of Silicone. The SoC is Snapdragon Wear 3100 with 4 GB storage and 350mAh battery. Get connectivity of Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Heart rate, Microphone, NFC and GPS sensors.
The Fossil Sport is compatible with Android OS 4.4+ (excludes Android Go) and iOS 9.3+. The colors you can get are black, smokey blue, blush, red, gray and neon. Fossil sells the Fossil Sport in six different colors, all with a variety of case and strap colors. In addition, two different case sizes are also available.