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Fossil has announced the first of their fifth-generation Wear OS-powered smartwatches, The Carlyle and Julianna HR (the former is shown above). Here's a rundown of what's new, courtesy of the Wear OS subreddit:

New design;
1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage (vs. 0.5 GB / 4 GB on Fossil Sport, Q Gen 4);
Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor (vs. 2100 in Q Gen 4);
Speaker for Google Assistant, calls, music;
Multiple battery-saving modes (coming to older Fossil watches this fall);
iPhone users can take calls on the watch, also coming in fall update.

And here's a quick video tour with Michael Fisher:



If, like me, you find the styling of the Carlyle to be a bit... forgettable, fear not—this is but a first volley in the torrent of Fossil-branded devices to follow.

Source: The Verge via r/WearOS
Image source: 9to5Google