Fossil and Razer are hoping to launch this year’s hottest tech collaboration with the limited-edition $ 329 Razer x Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch. And when I say limited, I mean it: only 1,337 devices will launch for order on 10th. January 2021.
Unveiled during CES 2022, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch is a repackaged version of the Fossil Gen 6 with hardware details and watch faces designed with the Razer audience in mind. I definitely wouldn’t call the collaboration a “gaming smartwatch,” but with the subtle Razer logos and nods to the brand’s iconic neon green hue, it can’t be confused with any other wearable device from the Fossil group.
The smartwatch features a 44-millimeter matte black case with a pair of special black and green silicone straps. The buckles on both straps feature “Razer” in the brand’s stylized logo.
Three different Razer watch faces come loaded in the Razer x Fossil Gen 6. The text face indicates the time in digital italics while the analog face features the Razer logo and places for complications. The most interesting watch face, though, is Chroma – it features a rotating color dial with four different color settings that you can even select to match your gaming keyboard light settings.
If you’re a gamer or fan of Razer products in any way, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 is brilliant. It is self-aware, adapts to your peripherals but also reminds you when to get up on the stand.
How can you become one of the lucky 1,337 Razer x Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch owners? First, I’ll point out that the amount pays homage to internet slang from the mid-2000s that I knew nothing about before putting this story together. And once the phrase “leetspeak” appeared in my research, Fossil lost me. Still, to secure the wonderful limited-edition gaming handheld, set a reminder for January 10.
Reloj intelligent Skagen Gen 6
In addition to the Razer x Fossil Gen 6, the Fossil Group announced the Skagen Gen 6 smartwatch for $ 295. Skagen’s version of the smartwatch promises a minimalist Danish design, with a unisex variety of four different case and strap options. Stainless steel mesh bands look particularly good. And like the Razer collaboration, the Skagen Gen 6 42mm smartwatch offers select watch faces curated for the brand.
As a reminder, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 and Skagen Gen 6 smartwatches are mostly the Fossil Gen 6 that were released in August 2021. The Gen 6 brings SpO2 monitoring, call support on the wrist for iOS users and Android and Qualcomm modernized Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset, promising better battery efficiency (or full 24 hours of use) and future compatibility with Wear OS 3.
Wear OS 3 is not yet ready for the latest line of smartwatches from Fossil, although we have been promised that Gen 6 will undergo the official update before the end of this year. That being said, the company recently released Spotify offline support and could introduce more user updates ahead of Wear OS 3 rollout.