Razer has announced the Razer Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch at CES 2022, and it’s coming in very limited quantities as the release is very limited.
The new Razer Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch is launching on January 10th via the online Razer Store, and at $329 both Razer and Fossil are only producing 1337 units, a nod to Razer’s lifelong obsession over elite gamer street cred and ancient “1337” speak.
Alongside the standard black strap, the Razer Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch comes with an interchangeable Razer-green strap, and has three exclusive Razer watch faces pre-installed with analog, Text, and of course – Razer Chroma RGB support.
“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,” said 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’ wellbeing 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.”
Steve Evans, Fossil Group EVP Chief Brand Officer added, “The gaming industry has grown tremendously over the recent years, and we are excited to collaborate on a smartwatch geared towards gamers’ lifestyle. 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.”
Here’s a rundown on the new smartwatch:
Sleep Tracking and Increased Battery Charging Speed
Users can enjoy shorter charging time and extended battery life to maximize their day — and night. Track your sleep history, monitor restfulness and set sleep goals in the Sleep Tile throughout the night, then quickly charge the smartwatch before your day begins.
The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch reaches 80% charge in only a little more than 30 minutes of charging. This, combined with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform’s decreased power consumption and Fossil Group-developed Smart Battery Modes, enables users to quickly reach a full charge in the morning after tracking sleep.
Upgraded Health & Wellness Sensors
The Gen 6 boasts an upgraded heart rate sensor to allow continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy. Users will also benefit from the new SpO2 sensor, which tracks an estimate of the wearer’s blood oxygen measurements to see how well their body is circulating oxygen over time.
Plus, users will continue to enjoy the wellness updates previously released from Fossil Group, including Cardio Fitness Level tracking, which shows an estimation of VO2 max using resting heart rate and user biometrics to indicate overall cardiorespiratory health over time.
Hands-Free Wellness Tracking
Users can stay mindful of their intentions by tracking their wellness goals — from monitoring their heart rate throughout the day, to being reminded to take a moment to reset with a guided breathing session, and even scheduling a daily walk. Plus, hands-free notifications and tethered calls with the built-in microphone will keep you connected without you having to hit pause on your day, or your game.
Wear OS 3 Compatibility
The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch will also be compatible with Google’s new system update, Wear OS 3, announced in 2021. The smartwatch will be eligible for the Wear OS 3 system update in 2022, alongside other updates that will continue to improve the overall user experience.
Additional features include
- Stainless steel case, topring 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 magnetic puck
In related news, Razer unveiled a bevy of new Razer Laptops at CES 2022 – focused on lowering the price entry for new customers. Read more about them here in our other report.
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