New Fossil FCC filing reveals a 2021 smartwatch with three variants

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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.Fossil 2021 smartwatches

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 Smartwatch DW13
Elabels for DW13 from FCC filing on June 22nd, 2021

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.

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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