The Wear OS 3 upgrade is now being applied to a new smartwatch made by Fossil. Early in 2022, the Skagen Falster Gen 6 was unveiled, and it debuted with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ Platform.
The smartwatch has been promised a new update ever since its debut, but despite an initial release date of H2 2022, the upgrade came approximately two weeks later than expected. Reddit users discussed the ongoing upgrade in a thread. One owner claimed that after the upgrade, fewer Skagen watch faces were accessible, and none of the Pixel Watch faces were. There are just eight Skagen faces, it seems. Some missing functionalities have been reported by others.
Wear OS 3 Rolling Out
Google Assistant is absent from the upgrade, just like it was in the Fossil Gen 6 update from October. This is because Wear OS 3 and Google Assistant have some hardware restrictions. At the moment, only Wear OS 3 watches powered by Samsung’s wearable Exynos chipsets can use Assistant.
According to a user, the update has the same build number as the one that was released in October for the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches. According to another user’s initial observations, the UI feels faster and smoother, while the battery life is unaffected. Another person mentioned that iOS now has better connectivity and app alternatives.
You should be aware that if you download the Wear OS 3 upgrade for this wristwatch, all user data will be erased and you will need to configure the watch using the new Skagen companion app. You will no longer be able to use Google Assistant on your wrist, as was previously announced. We hope Google will engage with Qualcomm and take the necessary steps to bring back Assistant. Alexa may also be used as a different voice assistant.