Fossil has refreshed its hybrid smartwatch series and launched the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch in India. The company has also introduced a redesigned Fossil smartwatches companion app with new features, functionality and improved user experience. The new Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch series starts at Rs 17,633 for the leather and silicone strap variants while the bracelet style variant starts at a price of Rs 19,173. The Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch will be available on Fossil’s official website and retail stores starting.

The Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Machine smartwatch is available in three colours: Black, Silver and Smoke options while the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Stella is available in three colourways: Black, Rose Gold and Silver options.

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“At Fossil, we are on a continuous and consistent endeavour to revolutionise our products with novel and increased efficiencies. The Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatches are conceptualised to delight our users with state-of-the-art experiences, hosted on our bestselling collections of Machine and Stella. Now, with the improved and redesigned Fossil Smartwatches Companion App — we are further cementing our commitment to innovation and functionality being at the forefront of Fossil products,” Johnson Verghese, Managing Director, Fossil Group, India, said in a statement.

Apart from the activity and wellness tracking features, buyers will get an additional new SpO2 sensor on the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch. Also, there’s an improved heart rate sensor. The SpO2 sensor allows users to track an estimate of blood oxygen measurements to see how well their body is circulating oxygen over time, while the upgraded heart rate sensor allows for continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy, the company claimed.

Talking about the design of the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Machine features a 45-mm case with knurled top ring and pushers, a texture inspired by traditional, industrial machining techniques. The classic style is available in black, silver-tone or smoke with a brushed, 3-link bracelet, mesh bracelet, leather strap or silicone strap.

Gen 6 Hybrid Stella, featuring a 40.5mm case, is designed with a coin-edge top ring, 150 hand-placed crystals on most styles and bevelled mechanical hands. The smartwatch is available in rose gold-tone, silver-tone and two-tone colourways, with a 3-link bracelet, mesh bracelet, leather strap or silicone strap. For additional personalisation, Machine and Stella are interchangeable with 24mm and 18mm straps and bracelets respectively, and all Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatches feature customisable watch faces.

At this price point, the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch competes with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and the OnePlus Watch Cobalt Edition.