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Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition: Mid-generation refresh arrives running Wear OS 2

The Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition only comes in a 44 mm case size. (Image source: Fossil)
The Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition only comes in a 44 mm case size. (Image source: Fossil)
Fossil has introduced a new version of the Gen 6, the company's most recent smartwatch. Still running the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus and Wear OS 2, the Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition comes with a different watch strap, a slightly different design and retails for US$299.

Fossil has just introduced Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatches, as has sister company Skagen. However, the company has now expanded upon its Wear OS offering, albeit with another Gen 6 model. Specifically, Fossil has released the Gen 6 Venture Edition, a version that contains a few changes from the regular Gen 6.

On the one hand, Fossil has given the Venture Edition what appears to be a new silver finish that looks a touch different from the stainless steel versions that Fossil already sells. Fossil states that the Venture Edition still has a stainless steel case, though. For reference, the company restricts the Venture Edition to a 44 mm case size with 22 mm interchangeable straps.

As such, the Venture Edition has a 1.28-inch AMOLED display, two push buttons, a rotating crown, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Moreover, the Venture Edition contains all the Gen 6 series' core features, including PPG heart rate and SpO2 sensors, 3 ATM water resistance and up to 24 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, the Venture Edition also offers a recycled green nylon and brown eco-leather strap, which Fossil bills as 'sustainable style'. Additionally, Fossil has pre-loaded a new dial to evoke the feel of 'classic digital field watches'. The Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition is orderable in multiple markets, including the US, where it retails for US$279.

Purchase the Fossil Gen 6 Venture Edition on Amazon

(Image source: Fossil)
(Image source: Fossil)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07- 1 (Update: 2022-07- 1)