The touch screen of Fossil's new Sport Smartwatch is for logging your jogging -- and paying bills.
Fossil has a 35-year history in marrying American technology to Swiss horology, the science of clocks and watches. The new Fossil Sport Smartwatch goes a step further along the path , combining wearable health tracking, time keeping -- and the digital payment options that come from Google.
This it does, by leveraging Google's Wear OS and Google Pay. The 30 mm diameter touch screen provides a clear display of time, laps and lap timings, ambient temperature, altimeter reading, heart rate, messages pushed from your mobile phone ( Android 4.4 or later or iOS 9.3 and later) and as much music as the on-board memory of 4 GB can hold.
Where the Fossil Sport scores, is in cannily integrating an NFC sensor that makes it compatible for contact-less digital payments, which would otherwise need a credit or debit card. An interesting combo of technologies to play and pay at the same time, it retails in India for Rs 17,995.