Fossil will support Android Wear devices

By Adam Zeis on 18 Mar 2014 01:50 pm

Fossil, one of the big names in the watch world, has announced today that they will be supporting Google's new Android Wear platform. They haven't said just when or where we'll see any Android Wear Fossil devices, but they're definitely going to stay on our radar from here on out.

Google has already made mention of Asus, Samsung, LG and Motorola for new Android Wear devices, and we expect many more to turn up in the coming weeks. It's definitely been a big year for smartwatches already, and Google is doing their part to make sure it stays that way.

Press Release

Fossil Group to Support Google's Extension of Android Into Wearables

Global Fashion Retail Company to Launch Fashionable Wearable Technology Devices

RICHARDSON, Texas, March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOSL) announced today they are working together with Google supporting the extension of Android into wearables with Android Wear. As part of the launch, Google also announced the release of a Developer Preview of Android Wear, helping them build rich wearable experiences for their existing Android apps.

Fossil Group is a $3.3 billion global fashion accessories business with a portfolio of brands that includes many of the premier fashion and global lifestyle brands in the world. "We are an innovation and design-driven company that creates watches, jewelry and handbags that our customers fall in love with every day," said Greg McKelvey, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer for Fossil Group. "We believe we are uniquely positioned to develop and bring to market products for our fashion customers that marry the beauty of our designs, the promise of our brands and now the function of new technology. Although still very much in the formative research and development stage, we are committed to playing an active role in the push toward wearable technology and helping to shape the fusion of fashion and technology."

Reader comments

Fossil will support Android Wear devices


Might just be me, but I've never had a good experience with a Fossil watch. Perhaps I just didn't buy a high-end enough model, but they always break or tarnish or die too quickly. That said I'm glad there will still be more choices and perhaps innovation of style in the smartwatch area.