Fossil Group is not quite done launching new wearables at IFA in Berlin. Its sub-brand Diesel today announced a new designer smartwatch called Diesel On Axial.
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The WearOS device joins an increasing number of wearables that feature Fossil’s 5th generation technology. This slaps on a speaker that allows users to make and receive calls from their wrist when connected to their smartphone. You can also use it to hear sound alerts and answers from Google Assistant.
There’s more storage and memory, this is up to 8GB now. It should all keep things running smoothly, particularly when you take into account the watch comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform.
Users will also benefit from extended battery modes. There are four in total which should help squeeze several days of life out of the battery. The Rapid Charing technology insures you don’t waste a lot of time waiting for the the thing to refuel.
Other features worth mentioning include NFC for Google Pay, built-in GPS, heart rate tracking and a swim-proof design. Diesel has decide to pre-install a number of apps on the watch. Out of the box it comes with Cardiogram for heart health, Spotify for music streaming and the safety app Noonlight.
Just like its predecessor, this is a very durable, bulky device. It comes with rugged pushers, steel rivets and an aluminium core.
The $350 Diesel On Axial is due to land in October. Customers will have a choice between gunmetal, silver and bronze-tone stainless steel cases and a plethora of strap options.
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