Is This The First Wear OS Hybrid Smartwatch That Uses The $40 Million Technology Bought By Google? Just a couple of days ago, we told you about a new report that would have clarified one of the most interesting mysteries of 2019: what technology did Google buy from watchmaker Fossil for $40 million? We now suspect that Scooby and the gang helped solve this mystery, which could have remained unsolved had it not been for those nosy kids. It turns out that Google would buy IP in connection with smartwatch hybrid technology. A hybrid smartwatch looks like a traditional watch but has the capabilities of a smartwatch. The technology was called “Diana”, a combination of digital and analog.
The report included some sort of roadmap for a Fossil executive. Greg McKelvey, executive vice president, and chief executive of strategy and digital technology said: “The Fossil Group will bring the product to market, across our full breadth of brands over time, and then in true Google fashion, the technology will be expanded across the industry over time to benefit all”. And that seems to be what happened. According to a Redditor post on the official Wear, OS subreddit Fossil will soon announce Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR.
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Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR is a real product? Another mystery replaces the one just solved
According to a description of the device published on the site, this is Fossil’s first hybrid smartwatch and will feature a 42 mm stainless steel case. The watch will present an electronic ink screen behind the actual hands of the watch and will show notifications, the number of steps taken and the time. There will be approximately 10 different faces to choose from. Although there is no touchscreen, it seems that Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR will work with Wear OS and that the HR at the end of the device name probably means heart rate. Yes, there is a heart rate monitor on the watch and you can use Bluetooth to connect it to an iPhone or Android phone to view statistics such as the number of calories consumed today, the number of steps taken and the quantity and quality of your dream.
When Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR is combined with a phone. The time is automatically synchronized and you can customize the function of the button at the top right. Since this watch does not have a touchscreen. The battery will last between two and four weeks between recharges, depending on the use of the hybrid device. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters (164 feet). According to reports, the model number will be FTW7009.
Now, before being terribly excited, wait for Fossil’s confirmation. Apparently, the screenshot is showing a similar-looking Fossil hybrid with model number FTW7010 was listed on Amazon with a release date of September 7th. Indeed, the list itself shows that the watch was first published on Amazon in June. So even if it seems like a mystery has been solved, we could find ourselves in a new one. Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch HR is a real product that uses Diana hybrid technology?
Google is planning to launch a Pixel watch
Another question that Android fans want to know is if Google ever plans to launch a Pixel Watch. With the next Made by Google event taking place on October 15th. The leaks and renderings would seem to indicate that another year will pass without the appearance of this device. Offering such a watch could certainly give users the opportunity to get a premium smartwatch. In theory, the design of this is to take advantage of all the nuances present in the Wear operating system. This would be similar to the experience that Android users receive when they own a Pixel phone.