The smartwatch space is still in its infancy in a manner of speaking, and is basically dominated by tech companies like Samsung, Motorola and Apple. But traditional watchmakers are also working on making their presence felt, and Fossil is one of them. Fossil had launched two new smartwatches back in August, which have now arrived in India. The Fossil Marshall and Fossil Wander for men and women have been listed on Flipkart, with prices starting from Rs 21,995. Both smartwatches are up for pre-orders, and Flipkart says they will be launched on October 8. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
A total of six smartwatch variants are currently listed on Flipkart. Men can choose from dark brown, black and a silver (steel) variant, which are all priced at Rs 21,995. Women, on the other hand, can choose from light brown, and silver variants that are priced at Rs 21,995 as well. There is also a rose gold variant for women, which is priced slightly higher at Rs 22,995. All variants will be available from October 8, and Flipkart is also offering buyers EMI options that start from Rs 1,115 per month. Also Read - iPhone SE gets cheaper on Flipkart only for today: Get over Rs 11,000 flat discount
Both smartwatches run on Android Wear, meaning they are compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.4 and above or iOS 8.2 and above. The two smartwatches also share much of the specifications and features, and are only really differentiated on the basis of colors. Also Read - iPhone 12 for iPhone 11 launch price at Flipkart Big Saving Days sale, iPhone 12 Mini alse sees discount
Both wearables are 45mm in diameter and flaunt a 1.4-inch (320×290 pixels) LED touch display with pixel density of 229ppi. They are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 2100 chipset under the hood paired with 512MB of RAM. There is also 4GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1.
In addition to showing notifications from your smartphone, and alarm clocks, the Fossil smartwatches can also track fitness activities. The smartwatches are also IP67 certified that make them resistant to water and dust. Both variants are backed by a 360mAh battery that the company claims is good enough to last an entire day on a single charge. The battery comes with wireless charging support.
With a price tag above Rs 20,000, Fossil’s Marshall and Wander smartwatches aren’t exactly what you call affordable. At this price point, buyers will be able to choose from the recently launched Titan JUXT Pro priced at Rs 22,995. One can also choose from last year’s Apple Watch Sport as well as the Moto 360 (2nd Gen), which is available from Rs 19,999.