Fossil unveils first wearables including Android Wear smartwatch

Fossil smartwatch at IDF 2015Fossil first announced its intention to launch a line of wearables back in early March. More recently, the company’s CEO announced that the company would launch both a smartwatch as well as a connected “smarter watch” next quarter. Yesterday, it teased both along with a line of connected bracelets for both men and women at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) keynote.

Fossil also announced a partnership with Intel to develop what it calls its Fossil Connected Accessories. All three lines will use low-power Intel hardware solutions.

The Fossil smartwatch will be powered by Android Wear and a mobile Intel processor. Much like the Moto 360 (and possibly the second-generation Moto 360 we recently saw), its round display will come with a black bar at the bottom. The model that was showed off featured a metal case and leather band. It is likely that other finishes and materials will be offered as well.

Little was revealed about the Fossil smarter watch, “a regular analog watch” enhanced with a chip that to measure activity and deliver notifications and the connected bracelets.

More information about all three new wearables, including availability and pricing, will be announced later on.

Fossil IDF 2015 wearables lineup

Source : Engadget