Razer and Fossil to release a smartwatch for gamers this month

But there's only 1337 units available

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Razer is moving into smart tech quicker than expected, but for some, it’s been a long time coming thanks to their extensive Chroma RGB line. More on smart homes here, but Razer and Fossil are also testing the waters for a gamers smartwatch. Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch For Gamers will feature Google’s Wear OS (Also compatible with Wear OS 3 at launch) alongside custom analog, Text, and Chroma designs.

“We are excited to partner with Fossil to design a limited-edition smartwatch and to share the Razer X Fossil Gen 6 with our community of gamers around the world,” says Addie Tan, Associate Director, Business Development at Razer. “We are always on the lookout for opportunities to compliment gamers’ lifestyles and to bring them products that not only look good but bring value to their lives as well. This is why we kept the gamers’ well-being at the heart of the Razer X Fossil Gen 6. Leveraging Fossil’s innovative technology and Razer’s iconic design aesthetic, this smartwatch will be the perfect accessory to keep you ahead of the game.”

Being the first smartwatch powered by Snapdragons Wear 4100+ platform, Razer x Fossil smartwatch performs up to 30% faster than standard Fossil smartwatches. Not only is this smartwatch designed to be a powerhouse to match PC master race expectations, but it has a slew of fitness and wellbeing features to coincide with Razers Champions Start From Within initiative.

Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch should feel familiar to Razer consumers with design elements lifted straight from Razer branding and UI. There’s also a big push on shorter charging times and extended battery life alongside nighttime app features such as sleep tracking, sleep goals, and restfulness monitoring, all of which can be found in the Sleep Tile. Heart rate monitoring will help wearers with their own wellness goals, with notifications reminding users to reset, or maybe take part in a short guided breathing session, for example.

“At Fossil, our teams always strive for new innovations we can bring to our users, alongside Wear OS by Google and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and we are thrilled to work with another best-in-class partner — Razer. With an impressive worldwide community, Razer has designed and built the largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software, and services. The gaming industry has grown tremendously over the recent years, and we are excited to collaborate on a smartwatch geared towards gamers’ lifestyle,” adds Steve Evans, Fossil Group EVP Chief Brand
Officer. “Wellness is also incredibly important to our customers, and the Gen 6 was designed with the wearer’s everyday wellness goals in mind — whether it’s taking a moment to reset with a guided breathing session, tracking your sleep, or monitoring your heart rate during a day full of gaming.”

Specifications and Pricing

Here’s the list of additional features Razer have provided us alongside the features and hardware mentioned above:

  • Stainless steel case, top ring, and pushers
  • 44mm case size
  • Stunning 1.28’’ touchscreen digital display (326 PPI)
  • Swimproof (up to 3 ATM)
  • Customizable dials and button functionality
  • Interchangeable straps and bracelets
  • Increased performance and lower power consumption with Snapdragon Wear™ 4100+
  • Access to download new Wear OS apps and experiences on Google Play from favorite
  • brands, including new features like offline playback for premium YouTube Music and
  • Spotify Premium users
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC SE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Altimeter, PPG Heart Rate, SpO2, Off-body
  • IR, Ambient Light
  • Wear OS by Google
  • 8 GB of storage and 1 GB RAM
  • 4 pin USB fast charging with a magnetic puck

Razer X Fossil Smartwatch for Gamers will be available for $329 direct from Fossil and Razer. For more information, click here.

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