Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch Review

The Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch combines strikingly masculine models with an innovative design in its collection. At first glance, they look like classic wristwatches. However, a digital display is integrated into the analog dial, which is hardly recognizable as such to an uninformed outsider. The smartwatch can display additional information on the energy-saving e-ink display – for example, the measured pulse or the number of steps taken.

The Machine Gen 6 Hybrid also analyzes sleep. It functions as a remote control for the cell phone, as the camera shutter and music playback can be controlled from the wrist. Through the built-in microphone, wearers issue voice commands to their smart accessory, which Amazon Alexa accepts.

The technical details of the Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch

Screen size1.40 Inches
Wrist materialMetal, Stainless Steel
Size watch case45 mm
ConnectivityBluetooth 5. 0 LE
Battery lifeup to 14 days
Supported systemsAndroid, iOS
Water resistance3 ATM
FeaturesCall notification, Calorie consumption, Camera remote control, Music control, Smartphone search, Voice assistant, Appointment reminder, Text notifications, Alarm clock, Weather, Distance travelled
Microphone includedYes
Speaker includedNo

Fossil Machine Gen 6: Innovative display with room for individuality

The case diameter of the Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid smartwatch is 45 millimeters. This already makes it clear that this is a collection for men. The smart watches combine a masculine design with an innovative dial that does full justice to a hybrid smartwatch. It includes a so-called e-ink display. This display only ever shows content in one color. However, it is extremely energy-efficient and can therefore display the information permanently.

Carriers have a free hand in designing this screen. Among other things, they select the data they want to see at a glance. At the same time, they have the option of setting up their own photos as backgrounds.

The Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch has three pushers located on the right edge of the stainless steel case. Typically, they are positioned at two, three and four o’clock. Special functions can be assigned to them as desired – for example, displaying a second time zone or controlling music playback on the smartphone. The 24-millimeter-wide wristbands can be conveniently interchanged.

Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch
The E-Ink display of the Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch is very energy efficient.

The collection of this hybrid smartwatch series is conceivably multifaceted. It includes two models made entirely of stainless steel. One variant of it is wrapped in anthracite and has received a link bracelet. The other one is completely black with a mesh strap.

It is joined by an option with a brown leather strap and a case that is also brown. The collection is completed by a version with a silver bezel and a black silicone strap. The Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch is protected against the penetration of splashing water.

Be active and benefit from comfort in everyday life

As a typical representative from the segment of hybrid smartwatches, the Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid is equipped with a manufacturer’s own operating system. It ensures compatibility with Android and iOS. The wearer will no longer miss calls or messages that arrive on the connected cell phone.

The smart watch immediately informs about it and shows the name of the caller on the display or, alternatively, the content of the text message.

In connection with the smartphone, the Fossil Machine Gen 6 proves to be a perfect partner anyway. It allows you to control music playback or the camera’s shutter release via the buttons on the bezel edge. If the phone and watch are connected via Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa can be accessed as a voice assistant via the microphone.

Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch
The wristband can either be stainless steel, metal or synthetic fabrics.

The Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch measures the pulse and oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the blood. It also records the number of steps taken and calculates calorie consumption. At night, it analyzes sleep. The most important parameters can be viewed on the display of the smart watch if desired. Detailed insights await in the associated app on the cell phone.

Thanks to its efficient performance, the smart watch achieves a battery life of up to two weeks at a stretch. The concrete value depends on the usage time. The Fossil Machine Gen 6 Hybrid Smartwatch can be recharged to 80 percent within 60 minutes.


Author: Smartwatch Fans