Integrating the 3100 chip means that the watch's battery life is expected to last over 24 hours when it's in "smartwatch mode" and it lasts over two days when set to watch-only mode.
Fossil Sport seems to have a few things going for it: It's not too expensive at $255 (about £200 or AU$350), it claims to be the lightest Wear OS watch and it has lots of extras. The fitness-oriented Wear OS device will run the latest version of Wear OS with a revamped fitness and navigation UI.
Fossil's watches are typically designed with fashion in mind, but the Sport is all about being as functional as can be.
There's also a good reason why the Fossil Sport is 55 bucks pricier than the Fitbit Versa. The watch can track your heart rate and record runs and workouts with its altimeter, accelerometer, and gyroscope sensors and Global Positioning System functionality. If you prefer a brick and mortar shopping experience, you'll be able to snag the Sport Smartwatch from select Fossil retail stores around the globe starting November 12.
According to Fossil, the watch will come in a 41mm and 43mm size options, with six colorways and a huge collection of interchangeable straps to choose from.
I think Fossil is offering a pretty compelling package at this price point, especially considering the hardware and newer chipset.