Fossil, a traditional watchmaker, has recently announced a new series of Android Wear watches during CES2018. While they likely won't take the world by storm, they are definitely a sign that Android Wear is still relevant today.
The company announced two new watches during CES this year: the "Kate Spade" and "Skagen" Android Wear devices.
The Skagen watch is called "Falster" and includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, similar to most Android Wear devices out there. In addition to the SoC, it features an OLED screen with an unknown resolution at the time. Both leather and mesh options are available for the band and colour options seem to be limited to silver only. The pricing is supposed to be between $275 and $295 with a sale later this month.
The Kate Spade watch doesn't seem to have a specific model name at the time of writing. It shares it's SoC with the Falster watch and it sports a circular 390x390 OLED screen, so we can assume that the Falster watch should have a similar, if not the exact same, resolution. The watch can be pre-ordered right now for $295, with shipping expected to be next month.
The devices, while not revolutionary or breathtaking, are definitely a welcome addition to the Android Wear family as many Google enthusiasts eagerly wait for Google to do something big with Android Wear, however, that is unlikely to happen as Android Wear is far from the success watchOS is for Apple, which is unfortunate, as there are only a few watches worth getting today.
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via Android Police