This month, Fossil will release a significant new upgrade for its Generation 5 watches

Fossil has hinted that a significant firmware upgrade for generation 5 smartwatches would be released on the 19th of August. Through the use of a “Wellness app,” users will have the ability to monitor their sleep, assess their level of fitness, and more.

The fifth-generation Carlyle HR and Julianna HR were released by the corporation in August of the previous year. The Carlyle, the Julianna, the Garrett, and the Fossil Sport are some examples of watches that fall within this price range. They include an internal speaker, greater battery life achieved via the utilisation of intelligent battery modes, enhanced storage capacity, and the Snapdragon 3100 CPU as standard equipment.

The most recent significant firmware upgrade was released around the end of last year. They were the first Wear OS watches to have the capability of making and receiving phone calls when linked to an iPhone since that one gave them the capacity to do both.

There are indications as to what this recent expansion will bring, but it is not totally apparent what it will offer. The Wellness app deployment on August 19 will feature the capacity to track your cardiac fitness levels as well as track your sleep, as described by Fossil.

It would appear from this that your Fossil watch may be compatible with an additional app, which could either be installed on a linked smartphone or directly on the watch itself.

According to Engadget, the VO2Max will be shown when the firmware is updated. The greater your VO2Max, the better off you are, as this is an important measure of your fitness and a statistic that many sports watches love to track. It would appear that the Wellness App is able to keep track of your workouts while consuming just one-half the amount of battery life.

Avatars for contacts, a more direct path to the most critical tools, and more battery modes are some of the other upgrades. The last one will enable you to prolong the life of your wristwatch by enabling you to build up individualised profiles for its many functions.

It’s encouraging to see that Fossil is showing some attention to the watches from its generation 5 lineup. Especially considering that the following generation is right around the bend.

At the beginning of July, the Bluetooth SIG received a shipment of several new smartwatches manufactured by Fossil. It is hoped that they will be included with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 CPU of the next iteration. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Fossil will repeat their success from IFA in Berlin, when they unveiled their Gen 5 collection, in September.

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