Fossil Group supporting Android Wear devices

Fashion retail company Fossil Group has announced its support for Android Wear-based wearable devices. Fossil, a designer and manufacturer of many fashion items including watches and jewelry, says it's "working with Google" to support Android's venture into wearable tech, though no specific details about the partnership are given in today's press release.

Fossil is named as one of Google's partners for Android Wear in today's announcement, alongside manufacturers like Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung, and chipmakers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm. Given the nature of watches as a fashion item, having a partner like Fossil onboard from the get-go could be significant. But with the first Android Wear devices not expected until the second quarter, it could be a while before we see the fruits of this partnership.

Source: Press Release

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  • Love Fossil! I have two of their watches and a Pebble smartwatch on their band. Can't wait! Posted via Android Central App
  • I have emotional attachment to a Fossil I own and wear it on my left wrist and my pebble on my right. Super nerdy I know. Looking forward to see how this Fossil support pans out.
  • Watch on both wrists and if someone asks you the time you pull out your smartphone? Posted via Android Central App
  • Probably so.
  • I too am a big fan of Fossil and will watch for this with eagerness!
  • Time to replace my Palm OS Fossil Smart watch!
  • HUH? I gotta google one of those!
  • Google, bringing understanding and leadership to Wearables...... Period! Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)
  • Lol. It'll be interesting to see if Swatch move in to this area as well. Posted via Android Central App
  • Nice, a see through, Neon, bendy screen watch
  • Niiiice! I love Fossil watches. I currently own 8 of them.
  • It's tough enough to find a watch that I want to put on my wrist that isn't techy and looks nice. Here's to hoping that there will be enough style out there for the next generation of watches that I can find one that would fulfill both.
  • A friend of mine just got a Galaxy Gear. We had a conversation about how none of these wearables have any style. I'm sure Fossil will change that. That said, I don't wear a regular watch either. I hate wearing any kind of jewelry whether it's functional or not. I am a big fan of pocket watches however. Hint Posted via Android Central App
  • idk. not to rag on your dream but if you're going to pull a smart watch out of your pocket, couldn't you just pull the phone it's connected to out of your pocket?
  • Again, its about style! Have one hanging biker nerd style
  • Your not thinking like a hipster. What can I do to make something easy hard? That's right, pull out my watch that's in the same pocket as my phone to see if I missed a call.... Sent from my bathroom
  • this made me lol. glad i'm not missing something about that "pocket smartwatch" concept.
  • You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!
  • I'm glad some of you got it.
    Also Posted from my bathroom via Android Central App
  • Back when I wore watches, about half the watches I owned where Fossil. I'm actually kinda excited about this.
  • This is a fantastic idea!
  • Great relationship! Can wait to see what's next with the wearable tech Posted via Android Central App
  • I too prefer the design of Fossil watches - Simple and Elegant looking.
    I'm looking forward to see how their Smart-watch designs will be for Android, I hope they release a design, specs and functions draft sheet to keep people informed of what their watch will look like and what it will be capable of