Fans of the Triple Boomslang badge know the company always has surprises. After the commercial failure of its Nabu, Nabu X, and Nabu Watch, the tech industry thought it was done with wearables. However, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 says otherwise. However, does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

The American watchmaker and lifestyle brand is one of the few supporting Google’s platform for years now. With Samsung’s flagship smartwatches fully back in the internet search giant’s ecosystem, there is renewed interest in Wear OS once more. Razer takes another crack at modern smartwatches with some help.

Instead of going at it solo and developing an in-house device, it’s opting for a co-brand approach this time. The Razer x Fossil Gen 6 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset. The silicon is a crucial component here as it packs all the necessary specs to run Wear OS smoothly.

Expect fitness-tracking capabilities such as activity, sleep, heart rate, SpO2, and more. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0 and supports NFC technology for Google Pay. Since this is Razer we’re talking about, it’s packing Chroma RBG effects.

Instead of a hardware solution such as integrated LEDs, it’s purely on the software side via exclusive watch faces. The 1.28” 416 x 416 AMOLED display lets you pick between Analog, Text, and Chroma. You can also make/receive calls directly on the Razer x Fossil Gen 6.

It comes in a 44 mm stainless steel case with a black PVD coat and includes two interchangeable silicone rubber straps (black and green). Sadly, the Razer x Fossil Gen 6 seems like a lazy effort for both brands. Furthermore, the battery life is just a little over 24 hours which is somewhat disappointing. Still, it will definitely sell out.

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