CES 2020: The Diesel On Fadelite comes with a translucent design

The Diesel On Fadelite is a Wear OS timepiece that comes with the typical Fossil Group smarts packed into an extremely unique see-through design.

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It looks like there will be no shortage of smartwatch announcements at CES 2020. The latest comes from Diesel which is part of Fossil Group.

The brands new timepiece is called Diesel On Fadelite. The unisex device joins Full Guard and Axial as the company’s third smartwatch offering.

Slightly smaller than the other two, the Wear OS device is one of the most cheerful looking timepieces we’ve seen so far. The whole thing manages to appear a bit retro and modern at the same time, if that makes any sense. In fact it looks more like a fashion accessory than a smartwatch.

The straps are see-through with a choice of gradient colorways or a completely clear option. The body of the watch is partially translucent, too. It comes in red to black, black to clear, blue to clear, or all clear gradient options  If you haven’t guessed by now, the “Fadelite” name is a reference to the fading colors that are part of the design.

Some clever work has gone into the watch’s rotating globe display which can be controlled to transition between three timezones. Interactive animations based on local weather conditions are also part of the package.

But this is not just about fashionable looks. Inside the 43mm lightweight, hardshell, nylon case there is plenty going on. The swim-proof watch has a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, NFC support, speaker and rapid charging. The company has not revealed yet how long the battery will last.

There’s also built-in GPS and the usual fitness tracking sensors. These are pretty good specs apart from the RAM which is about a half of what you get with other decent Wear OS watches.

If you’re looking for something that’s bound to turn some heads, the Diesel On Fadelite arrives in March 2020. You’ll be able to buy it from Diesel stores and select retailers starting at $275.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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