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New Fossil Wear OS smartwatches appear at the FCC, likely the Fossil Gen 6 and a Michele or Michael Kors model

The Fossil Gen 5 may finally be on the verge of being replaced. (Image source: Fossil)
The Fossil Gen 5 may finally be on the verge of being replaced. (Image source: Fossil)
Fossil has already confirmed that it has a new Wear OS smartwatch in development utilising Google's new Wear OS platform. Now, Fossil has submitted a trio of smartwatches to the FCC, all based on the same internals. One is probably a new Michele or Michael Kors model, with the other likely candidates for the Fossil Gen 6.
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It seems that Fossil is close to releasing new Wear OS smartwatches for the first time proper in almost two years. While the company announced new Wear OS smartwatches yearly until the Gen 5 series, it released the Gen 5E in 2020, a cut-down version of the Gen 5. Hence, it appears to have skipped the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform, unlike Mobvoi with its TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3.

Now, Gadgets & Wearables has spotted three new Fossil smartwatches that the company has filed with the FCC in the US. Incidentally, it also recently certified another smartwatch bearing the model number NDW5F1, although 'NDW' typically refers to its hybrid watch line, rather than its Wear OS one. Fossil has contained the three smartwatches under one listing, with e-label documentation confirming their model numbers as DW13F1, DW13F2 and DW13M1.

Other documentation explains that the models are identical; Fossil has created three models 'for marketing purposes'. Gadgets & Wearables speculates that the 'M' in DW13M1 implies that it will launch under a Fossil sub-brand, possibly Michele or Michael Kors. Meanwhile, the F1 and F2 may be different styles of the same Fossil smartwatch.

Last month, Fossil confirmed that it had one Gen 6 smartwatch in development. The Gen 6 will be a premium smartwatch too, but that does not rule out the company from releasing it in two styles. Fossil has hinted that it will release the Gen 6 smartwatch this autumn running Google's new 'unified [Wear OS] platform'.

(Image source: FCC)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-23 (Update: 2021-06-23)