Beyond the new chip, the Fossil Sport will come preloaded with the updated Wear OS, Google's smartwatch operating system. It also has Qualcomms latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip that replaces the far-outdated 2100 chip. We'll give hands-on impressions when we get one to wear.
No details on the specs have been announced beyond that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC, and will come with a battery capable of full days use with a battery saver mode that can extend to two days.
In reality, your strap choices obviously aren't endless, but there are 28 different ones to choose from, as Fossil says that the Sport is compatible with all 18mm watch straps. A heart-rate sensor, GPS, NFC and other sensors including an Altimeter, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Microphone as well as 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. A few flavors are only available for pre-order as of this writing, but every variant carries the same price of $255, regardless of color and size. Further, the new Fossil Watch Sport is swim-proof. Overall, it's a more preppy style than the just-reviewed Fossil Q Explorist HR and Fossil Q Venture HR.More news: Russian jet intercepts US Navy aircraft over Black Sea
The Fossil Sport costs £249 and is available to purchase now from Fossil's website.
We'll be posting our in-depth review of the device over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back to see if the Sport lives up to the billing.