With the arrival of the Wear OS 3 update, many smartwatches saw the disappearance of Google Assistant, leaving only the Pixel Watch and Samsung’s newer Galaxy Watches with support for this feature. Fortunately, you no longer have to switch brands just to have Google Assistant on your wrist. Fossil is rolling out an update this month that brings Assistant to Gen 6 watches running Wear OS 3. This includes Fossil’s own models as well as counterparts from Diesel, Michael Kors, and Skagen. However, please note that you’ll need to be paired with a phone running standard Android with Google apps (Android Go and many Chinese phones won’t be compatible).
If you’re familiar with using Google or Samsung wristwear, you’ll find that the functionality remains the same. You can activate the AI assistant by saying “hey Google,” holding a button, or tapping a watch face complication. This feature allows you to answer texts, control music, or perform tasks that would typically require your phone. Unlike other alternatives, you’ll also have access to Alexa. You won’t be limited to just one ecosystem when issuing voice commands.
However, if you’re using a Wear OS 3 watch from another brand like Mobvoi or Montblanc, this update won’t be of much help. Fossil is one of the most popular names in Google-powered smartwatches, providing support that enables many more wearable owners to use Assistant and avoid relying on a tiny screen for interaction.
If you’re new to smartwatches, it might be worth waiting before making a purchase. Historically, Fossil introduces new Wear OS models in late summer, except for this year’s slightly upgraded Gen 6 Wellness Edition in January. While there is no information on when the Gen 7 will be released or what it will offer, it’s highly likely to be a significant upgrade whenever it arrives. Therefore, it would be wise not to buy the Gen 6 solely because Assistant is now available. This update is more beneficial for existing owners who lost functionality last year.
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