Fossil begins to integrate Google Assistant on its Wear OS watches

Fossil watches have been around even before its current line of smartwatches. At one point, I had around a dozen of the company’s watches back in the ’90s and I loved them. The company still makes dumb watches, but its smartwatch category has grown substantially.

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Now, Fossil Group is pleased to share that Google Assistant is now rolling out to Gen 6 devices powered with Wear OS by Google (Wear OS 3). Google Assistant will become available in an update this month and is only supported on watches paired with Android phones (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) in supported countries.

Once connected, users have the option to set up their preferred method to access Google Assistant—via pressing and holding down the upper button, tapping a corresponding complication on the watch face, or saying “Hey Google” to get started. Talk to Google Assistant right from your wrist to ask questions, play music, respond to texts, control smart home devices and more.

With Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa available, Fossil Group users have more ways to customize their smartwatch experience in a way that enables them to best manage their home and life from a single device. Users can access both voice assistants via their preferred shortcuts once set up.

Google Assistant is now available for Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches with Wear OS 3. Google Assistant is only supported on watches paired with Android phones. Assistant is not available in certain languages ​​and countries. Fossil Group watches consist of Michael Kors, Diesel, Skagen, and of course Fossil.

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