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The first Fossil Gen 7 watches may have just hit the FCC

The first Fossil Get 7 watches may have just stopped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Two models were registered with the regulator that go under the numbers DW15F1 and DW15S1. The first is a Fossil smartwatch, the second a Skagen one.

Pretty much each year the company releases another generation in its smartwatch series. We are now up to six. Right around September is when the devices usually start to drop.

The last generation brought with it the 4100+ processor which enables much better performance, support for Bluetooth 5.0, more accurate heart rate tracking, an SpO2 sensor and fast charging. Internal memory was also upgraded to 8GB from the 4GB across the board.

Some had hoped Gen 6 would see the debut of WearOS 3.0. This still will happen. However Google’s new operating system has not been made available to all just yet. We are expecting this to occur in the months ahead.

First glimpse of Fossil Gen 7 devices?

It is reasonable to expect that Gen 7 will come with Google WearOS 3.0 pre-installed. Of course this depends on when these watches actually see the light of day. Probably in the Summer or early Fall as we’ve had a few Fossil devices registered with the FCC yesterday.

Most of the documentation is behind a confidentiality clause so there’s not much that can be deduced about their technical specs. Interestingly, the clause runs out on the 20th of June which implies we might get the next generation a bit earlier in the year then is typically the case. Perhaps an unveiling at that stage with actual availability starting in July or August.

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The watches that are coming have monikers DW15F1 and DW15S1. Considering that Gen 6 of Fossil watch go under the number DW13F1, it is reasonable to expect this to be Gen 7. The DW15S1 refers to a Skagen smartwatch. The Danish outfit sits under the Fossil Group umbrella.

Documents at the FCC show the following e-label information.

Fossil Gen 7 watch

The paperwork says that both models are “electrically identical” and that “different model names are for marketing purpose”. No surprise really, as this is typically the case with the same generation Fossil watches.

There’s speculation we could get a larger AMOLED display this time around, a boost to water resistance, along with the next generation fitness sensors. Bigger capacity batteries would also be nice.

We’ll keep digging around. Hopefully some more information about Gen 7 Fossil watches will come to light in the near future.

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