Fossil has recently pushed a new update to its Gen 5 smartwatches that stripped away dozens of watch faces. The removal decreased the original number of watch face options available to users by more than half.
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We trade in old phones all the time when buying a new one, but trade-in programs for smartwatches have been few and far between. Considering how many watches aren't getting the new Wear platform, this needs to change to spur adoption and avoid a lot of pissed-off watch owners.
Ever since the new partnership with Samsung and Google for the Wear platform upgrade was announced at Google I/O, we've been waiting to hear which if any of the dozens of current Wear OS watches will see the new version. Well, we can cross off about a third of the list right now: no current Fossil watches are planned to get the upgrade.
Wear OS watches may have faded into the background in recent years, but Fossil proves that Wear OS can still hold its own and offer a well-rounded experience without emptying your wallet. The Fossil Gen 5E has a few shortcomings, but for most buyers, they won't ruin the experience.