The Fossil Group has released a new Diesel-branded smartwatch. Sold as the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed, the device utilises Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus platform but ships with Wear OS 3, Google’s latest smartwatch OS.
The Fossil Group has expanded its smartwatch offering with the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed, the first by the subsidiary in two years. Unsurprisingly, the new smartwatch features Fossil Gen 6 design cues, with a round AMOLED display surrounded by thick bezels, two physical buttons and a digital crown protected by a guard.
In short, the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed and the Fossil Gen 6 are identical internally. Hence, the former has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus, a chipset that Qualcomm replaced earlier this year with the Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1. Additionally, the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed supports Fossil’s fast charging technology, which takes the smartwatch from 0-80% charge in 30 minutes. While Diesel has not outlined any battery life expectations for its latest smartwatch, the Fossil Gen 6 lasts approximately a day between charges.
The Diesel Gen 6 Griffed ships with Wear OS 3 too, mirroring the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition. Currently, Diesel offers the smartwatch in three styles, all with 45.5 mm case sizes and 3 ATM of water resistance. All Diesel Griffed Gen 6 models retail for US$350 and will be orderable on the company’s website from December 1.
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Alex Alderson, 2022-11-23 (Update: 2022-11-23)