Fossil Smartwatch Gen 6 vs Apple Watch Series 7: Which Is Better?

Fossil Smartwatch Gen 6 and Apple watch series 7 are two new generation smartwatches with different brand models. They each have their unique as well as distinctive features. 

For individuals that would like to purchase any of these two latest designs, it is very important to have background knowledge on these two smartwatches to choose which one is preferable based on your preferred specifications.

This article will review both smartwatches and inform you of everything you need to know about them, their functions, features, costs and designs.

Apple Series 7


Released in 2021, the Fossil Gen 6 is an upgrade of Fossil Gen 5. It is the first to wear an OS smartwatch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100, an Operating System powered by Wear OS 2.3 by Google. Wear OS by Google is compatible or works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries, with compatibility subject to change.


The Apple Series 7 is one of the most durable smartwatches ever created by Apple. It comes with several unique features, and the large display is a great change that makes it stand out from other smartwatches. 

It can be referred to as a standalone smartwatch since it helps users stay connected with music, notifications, and photos even in the absence of a smartphone.

Apple Series 7 Display



The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch has a sleek round design case of 44MM with 5 casing colour variants which are smoke stainless steel, brown leather, black silicone, green camo grosgrain, and black stainless steel mesh. It also has interchangeable straps of 22MM in silicon and leather. It is also important to note that the 42 MM case uses an 18MM strap.

There are three physical buttons on the side, the middle one is rotatable, and it can be used to scroll or swipe at the screen. The other two buttons are customisable and can be connected to any app.


This smartwatch by Apple has a sporty square look with a round edge and comes in either a 45mm or 41 mm case. It has an aluminium case and iron X glass. The more expensive version comes in a titanium case and sapphire glass, which is very durable.

The aluminium model has 5 colours, namely: green, a new shade of blue, red, midnight which replaces the black colour and starlight, replaces the silver colour and different colours of the strap also. All watch bands from other series fit with the series 7.

It has two physical buttons; the upper and main button is rotatable, with which you can zoom in and out of your apps, scroll through messages and even do an ECG scan. The lower side button takes you to your tabs and emergency function and can also be used to swipe on the screen.

Fossil smartwatch gen 6 display



The Fossil Gen 6 has a 1.28 inches Colour AMOLED display,  with a resolution of 416 x 416 and 326 PPI which makes it easy to view, even when outdoors. It comes with HD tempered glass that protects the screen.


The Apple Series 7 has an OLED display of 1.9 inches, with a resolution of 396 by 484 and 326 PPI. The series 7 has a big screen and high impact; the larger display ultimately improves the user’s experience as it becomes easy to use and read. 

It also makes performing functions on the smartwatch easier and faster for all finger types.

Apple Series 7 Features



  • Memory contains 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage
  • The user interface comprises 2 additional push buttons (configurable), a rotating home button, a touch screen and voice commands.
  • Sound/Actuator like Loudspeaker, Microphone, Vibration
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, NFC SE, WiFi
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyroscope, Off-body IR, PPG Heart Rate, SPO2
  • Water Resistance: 3 ATM, which makes it swim-proof.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
  • Customisable watch faces
  • It is compatible with non-Samsung Android and iOS devices
  • Can make and receive calls when connected to a smartphone


  • ECG function
  • The camera controller helps you control your iPhone’s camera with your smartwatch and take pictures.
  • Watch faces that can be animated. 
  • USB-C Wireless charger which makes the smartwatch charge faster by 33%
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Always on the retina display. With this feature, you will not need to raise your wrist or touch the screen to see information on the watch face because the display is always on.
  • Crack-resistant, it has a 50% thicker front crystal with a flat base which makes it durable.
  • Dust resistant with IP6X certification
  • Water-resistant swim-proof with WR50 
  • It has 32GB ROM
  • It is compatible with only iOS devices
Apple Series 7 Introduction



With a 300mAh battery capacity, the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch battery lasts for over 24 hours in power-saving Extended Mode. It has four different power-saving modes, time only, external mode, daily mode and personal mode; this helps decide what features you want to be turned on.


On a full charge, the Apple Series 7 can last for up to 18 hours

Fossil smartwatch gen 6 Battery Life



The colour variants determine the price of the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch, which ranges from $299-$319. While the black stainless steel mesh and smoke stainless steel cost $319, the brown leather, black silicone and green camo grosgrain cost $299.


The cost of the Apple Series 7 is majorly dependent on its size; the 41MM costs  $399 while the 45MM costs $429. Also, the casing type (titanium casing or stainless steel) affects the price of this smartwatch.


The Fossil Gen 6 and Apple series 7 are both highly functional and durable smartwatches that have some similarities and differences. 

The essential factors to consider before buying either of both have been discussed extensively in this article. These factors will give you a better understanding of the products and possibly help you decide which is best for you.

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