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RAZER AND FOSSIL INTRODUCE THE RAZER X FOSSIL GEN 6 SMARTWATCH FOR GAMERS

Razer and Fossil have come together to create a limited-edition wearable packed with exclusive Razer branding and industry-leading performance for gamers to stay ahead of the game.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

 

For Release on January 5, 2022, at 4pm GMT / 8am PST / 5pm CET (January 6, 12am SGT): 

 

LAS VEGAS (CES 2022) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), announced its collaboration with leading watch manufacturer, Fossil, to launch a limited-edition smartwatch: the Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch. The co-branded wearable leverages Fossil’s most innovative smartwatch platform to date, the highly anticipated Fossil Gen 6. It also features three exclusive Razer watch faces including Analog, Text, and Chroma, as well as two stylish interchangeable straps. The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 will be launching globally this month for $329 USD in a limited quantity of just 1,337 units.

 

The Gen 6 is the first smartwatch powered by the Snapdragon Wear™4100+ Platform — providing users upgrades in speed and performance, including faster application load time, highly responsive user experiences, and more efficient power consumption. With an overall 30% increased performance* and running Wear OS by Google™, the smartwatch does way more, way faster to give gamers a fashionable cutting edge. The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch also boasts top wellness features as a nod to both brands' commitments to wellness and comes only a few months after the launch of Razer’s dedicated wellness initiative for gamers, Champions Start From Within.

​​“We are excited to partner with Fossil to design a limited-edition smartwatch and to share the Razer X Fossil Gen 6 with our community of gamers around the world,” says Addie Tan, Associate Director, Business Development at Razer. “We are always on the lookout for opportunities to compliment gamers’ lifestyles and to bring them products that not only look good but bring value to their lives as well. This is why we kept the gamers’ wellbeing at the heart of the Razer X Fossil Gen 6. Leveraging Fossil’s innovative technology and Razer’s iconic design aesthetic, this smartwatch will be the perfect accessory to keep you ahead of the game.”

“At Fossil, our teams always strive for new innovations we can bring to our users, alongside Wear OS by Google and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and we are thrilled to work with another best-in-class partner — Razer. With an impressive world-wide community, Razer has designed and built the largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software, and services. The gaming industry has grown tremendously over the recent years, and we are excited to collaborate on a smartwatch geared towards gamers’ lifestyle,” adds Steve Evans, Fossil Group EVP Chief Brand Officer. “Wellness is also incredibly important to our customers, and the Gen 6 was designed with the wearer’s everyday wellness goals in-mind — whether it’s taking a moment to reset with a guided breathing session, tracking your sleep, or monitoring your heart rate during a day full of gaming.”

The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch features a 44mm black case, three exclusive watch faces, and elements of a Razer user interface. It will also include two custom-designed and interchangeable 22mm silicone straps in Razer’s iconic black and green.

​​“Our partnership with Fossil over the last few years has resulted in the convergence of fashion and technology,” says Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch takes this convergence to the next level with increased emphasis on fitness, health, and wellness. We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Razer and bring the performance and super-fast responsiveness of our Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform to one of the most loyal gaming communities in the world.”

 

ABOUT THE RAZER X FOSSIL GEN 6 SMARTWATCH

Sleep Tracking and Increased Battery Charging Speed

Users can enjoy shorter charging time and extended battery life to maximize their day — and night. Track your sleep history, monitor restfulness and set sleep goals in the Sleep Tile throughout the night, then quickly charge the smartwatch before your day begins.

The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch reaches 80% charge in only a little more than 30 minutes of charging. This, combined with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform’s decreased power consumption and Fossil Group-developed Smart Battery Modes, enables users to quickly reach a full charge in the morning after tracking sleep.

Upgraded Health & Wellness Sensors

The Gen 6 boasts an upgraded heart rate sensor to allow continuous tracking and improved signal accuracy. Users will also benefit from the new SpO2 sensor, which tracks an estimate of the wearer’s blood oxygen measurements to see how well their body is circulating oxygen over time.

Plus, users will continue to enjoy the wellness updates previously released from Fossil Group, including Cardio Fitness Level tracking, which shows an estimation of VO2 max using resting heart rate and user biometrics to indicate overall cardiorespiratory health over time.

Hands-Free Wellness Tracking

Users can stay mindful of their intentions by tracking their wellness goals — from monitoring their heart rate throughout the day, to being reminded to take a moment to reset with a guided breathing session, and even scheduling a daily walk. Plus, hands-free notifications and tethered calls with the built-in microphone will keep you connected without you having to hit pause on your day, or your game.

Wear OS 3 Compatibility

The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch will also be compatible with Google’s new system update, Wear OS 3, announced in 2021. The smartwatch will be eligible for the Wear OS 3 system update in 2022, alongside other updates that will continue to improve the overall user experience.

Additional features include

  • Stainless steel case, topring and pushers
  • 44mm case size
  • Stunning 1.28’’ touchscreen digital display (326 ppi)
  • Swimproof (up to 3 ATM)
  • Customizable dials and button functionality
  • Interchangeable straps and bracelets
  • ​​Increased performance and lower power consumption with Snapdragon Wear™ 4100+
  • Access to download new Wear OS apps and experiences on Google Play from favorite brands, including new features like offline playback for premium YouTube Music and Spotify Premium users
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC SE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Altimeter, PPG Heart Rate, SpO2, Off-body IR, Ambient Light
  • Wear OS by Google
  • 8 GB of storage and 1 GB RAM
  • 4 pin USB fast charging with magnetic puck

 

PRICE & AVAILABILITY 

The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch will be available for $329 USD this month at www.fossil.com, www.razer.com, and select retail stores, in a limited quantity of just 1,337 units.

For more information, please visit here

 

PRODUCT ASSETS 

Download product images here

Download the product video here

Download the product tech sheet here

 

Google, Android ™ , YouTube Music and Wear OS by Google are trademarks of Google LLC. Wear OS by Google works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries with compatibility subject to change.

Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Snapdragon Wear is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

 

*Compared to the Gen 5 Smartwatch

 

ABOUT RAZER  

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.  

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.  

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.   

Razer’s software platform, with over 150 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).  

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.   

Founded in 2005, Razer is headquartered in Irvine (California) with regional headquarters in Hamburg, Shanghai and Singapore. Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the US, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

 

ABOUT FOSSIL

Fossil was inspired by American creativity and ingenuity. Bringing new life into the watch industry by making quality, fashionable watches that were both fun and accessible. Creativity was at the heart of everything we did. Today, we continue to focus on what makes us, us: Our optimistic attitude, our dedication to authenticity and, of course, our creative spirit. The things we make, from traditional watches to smartwatches, bags to wallets, jewelry to gifts, complement every style, and fit every lifestyle—for all the moments that make you, you.

 

PRESS CONTACTS  

United Kingdom Nick Haywood [email protected] Americas   Will Powers   [email protected] 

EMEA   Maren Epping   [email protected]  

China   Evita Zhang   [email protected] 

Asia Pacific    Vanessa Li   [email protected] 

Global   Jan Horak   [email protected] 

  

Razer - For Gamers. By Gamers.  

 

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