Remember how Google paid Fossil Group $ 40 million for its secret smartwatch and R&D technologies? By the time Fossil and Google say Wareable that Google has acquired a "new product innovation that is not yet on the market" that will be in the Wear OS family. Well, this may be our first look at this product. Pictured above are three hybrid wearables, called "Fossil Collider DIANA Smartwatch", currently available for pre-order from various retail sites for around $ 200 / $ 220.
The most important word the name is Diana. According to a new report from Wareable Diana (a combination of "Digital" and "Analogue") is the internal Fossil name for hybrid smartwatch technology licensed by Google. Originally built by Misfit, a company acquired by the Fossil Group in 201
This brings us back to the Fossil Collider DIANA Smartwatch, originally discovered on Reddit . As noted by 9to5Mac the complications observed on the FTW7008 clock above for heart rate, time, number of steps and date certainly look like what we have seen before on Wear OS devices.
Here's how the FTW7009 is described by a popular Dutch retailer:
- Collider is the first digital and analog (DIANA) hybrid smart watch from Fossil.
- 42mm stainless steel case.
- Modern Electronic Ink Display "(without touchscreen) sits behind your hands to show steps, times and notifications from your applications.
- Support for 10 different dial items.
- Built-in heart rate monitor.
- The battery will last from 2 to 4 weeks (
- Connect via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android phone to view all the stats in detail, such as calories, steps, sleep, and more.
- It syncs automatically with your phone.  You can set the functions on the top right button. "Do you want to start training with Google Fit or see your latest WhatsApps? One button push!"
and Fossil Collider's FTW7010 version, which lists GPS and Google Pay as additional features, while the FTW7008 model is introduced. it comes with a brown display, which will be the first for E Ink (but still possible) It is worth noting that the specifications of the retailers are clearly inaccurate.
The fact that these watches are brand fossil despite the acquisition of Google, it makes sense. Back in January, Stacey Bair, Vice President of Product Management at Wear OS at Google, said this to Wareable :
"We saw some technology that [Fossil was] is evolving that we think that it could be more expansive if Google had the technology and not itself o was able to continue to use it with Fossil, but also to make it available to other ecosystem partners. It's about delivering great features to the largest number of users on the go. "
In other words, the Fossil Collider series of smart watches may just be the tip of this Diana-Berg. If true, then we can expect to hear more about the October 15th hardware event on Google, where the company will announce the Pixel 4 and more.