Amazon Alexa is coming to your Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch before midyear

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Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch owners will be able to call up Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant in the future, as the company has confirmed that support will arrive on its latest models before the middle of the year. The news comes from CES 2022, where the company has revealed two new smartwatches that use the Gen 6 platform, the Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Limited Edition and the Skagen Falster Gen 6.

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Fossil told Nerdshala in an email:

“Alexa will launch on our Gen 6 devices in the first half of this year, with the opportunity to roll out to future devices. We’ll have more information closer to launch.”

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Not much to do yet, but it looks like Alexa will arrive as an app on the Gen 6 watches. Anyone with a Gen 6 will find Amazon Alexa listed in the Apps section for now, but when selected, it simply says, “Coming soon.” Reports of the existence of the Alexa app have been around since the launch of the Gen 6, but Fossil hasn’t spoken officially about its plans until now.

Currently, you can use Google Assistant on all Google Wear OS smartwatches, including Fossil Gen 6 and older, but with Alexa support, Fossil will add plenty of convenience for those who prefer Amazon’s connected devices over Google. use the products. However, this isn’t the first time Alexa has been found on smartwatches.

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Fitbit has integrated Alexa into the Versa 3, Versa 2 and Sense smartwatches, where you can ask for weather information, set alarms and reminders, control smart home products, and control various aspects of the watch. can. Amazfit also uses Alexa as a virtual assistant on its GTR 3 Pro smartwatch, among others. Amazon doesn’t make a smartwatch itself, but Alexa can be called into action on a wide variety of other connected products.

Alexa isn’t the only thing for Gen 6 owners, as all models will receive an update to Wear OS 3 in 2022, the latest software currently only available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. However, like the Alexa update, you will need patience as there is no exact release date for Wear OS 3 as well. However, both are likely to arrive at the same time.




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