According to a new FCC filing spotted today, Fossil introduces three new variants of a smartwatch model.
These three models are electrically identical but have different antenna gains due to the enclosure and will be marketed with different model names.
The model names used in the FCC filing are DW13F1, DW13F2, and DW13M1. All three smartwatches have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC capabilities.
The FCC id used in the filing is UK7-DW13.
This does not appear to be the much anticipated Fossil Gen-6. The samples were submitted for testing in January 2021, which is way before the Google I/O event, where we learned about the new Wear 3.0. These are probably the Fossil Hybrid series smartwatches.
During a conversation with CNET, Fossil senior executives had remarked that the new premium smartwatches expected to run Wear 3.0 would have LTE cellular options globally. These new smartwatches in the FCC filing today do not have that capability.
Fossil aims to launch a single premium watch as its flagship for the new wave of Google watches, with other watch brands under Fossil Group likely developing their own variations according to remarks made by Greg Mckelvey, Chief Commercial Officer during the interview.
No additional details could be found based on today’s FCC filing.