How to use the Fossil Smartwatches app

Fossil’s smartwatches app used to be exclusive to the company’s hybrid smartwatches, but with Wear OS 3 available, the app is now available for full smartwatches. With the Fossil Smartwatches app, you can edit watch settings, change watch faces or tiles, locate the device, and even connect to Google Fit.

The app also displays all of your Fossil smartwatch’s health and fitness metrics for you to understand and view. However, it’s not exactly a robust experience, and the app navigation and interface can be a bit confusing, if not a bit unintuitive.

Luckily, with devices like the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition, we’ve used it enough times to help you with some of the app’s most important features. Note, however, that the app only works for Fossil hybrid smartwatches or touchscreen watches that have been updated to Wear OS 3.

For all Skagen Falster Gen 6 owners, the Skagen Smartwatches app is largely the same and these steps should work similarly.

Setting up a Wear OS smartwatch with the Fossil Smartwatches app

1. After downloading the Fossil Smartwatches app, open it and sign in.

2. Select “Touchscreen” if you have a Wear OS 3 smartwatch.

3. Accept the Google Terms of Service.

4. Connect the watch to Bluetooth when it appears in the menu. Make sure the clock is on.

5. After the connection is established, copy the Google accounts to the watch.

6. Follow the instructions to set up the Alexa assistant, screen lock, and enable tracking features with the Fossil Wellness app.

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After you set up the watch, you’ll have access to tons of features and actions. Your fitness metrics are always on the home screen, and you can tap them for more details about your steps, activity, sleep, and more.

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Change your watch face and tiles

1. Tap on the smartwatch image in the middle of the app’s home screen.

2. Swipe up to select app tiles to include.

3. When you’re done, tap and hold a tile to select it and drag it to where you want it on your watch. You can also delete the ones you don’t want by using the trash can icon.

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4. Swipe to the My Face section to change the watch face.

5. Swipe up to select from the options.

6. After selecting the watch face, you can customize it by editing the colors and complications.

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Changing tiles and watch faces on Wear OS is pretty easy, and the app gives you a range of watch faces to choose from.

If you’re using a hybrid smartwatch, your customization is somewhat limited as you can’t change any of the color options. However, you can upload a picture from your phone gallery to make the watch better match your style.

Adjust your clock settings

1. Tap on the smartwatch image in the middle of the app’s home screen.

2. Tap the settings cog in the top right corner of the app. Alternatively, you can select “My Settings” from the carousel on the main page for quicker access.

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This is where you can adjust most of your smartwatch’s settings instead of doing them on the watch itself. This could be faster than switching back and forth between the individual menus in Wear OS.

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Connect the Fossil Smartwatches app to Google Fit

1. Tap the hamburger menu in the top left.

2. Select Wellness from the side navigation menu.

3. Tap on “Connected apps”.

4. Turn on “Google Fit” to connect the apps and sync your health and fitness data.

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Because Google Fit wasn’t updated to support Wear Health Services when the Wear OS 3 update rolled out, Fossil made it possible to sync your health data to the Fossil Smartwatches app. This way you can make sure you don’t miss a workout.

Take a screenshot of your Fossil Smartwatch

1. Follow the previous instructions to access your watch settings.

2. Scroll down and tap “System”.

3. Select “Request Wear OS Screenshot” and choose the contact or method you want to use when the share window pops up.

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Unlike Samsung smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch 5, which use the well-known two-button press borrowed from Android phones, Fossil still uses the previous Wear OS 2 method for screenshots. That means you can only run them from the companion app, which is a pretty cumbersome experience.

When you request a screenshot, you’re immediately prompted to send it, which isn’t always the goal, but this way you can at least upload the image to services like Google Photos.

Use the Fossil Smartwatches app to track your watch

1. Tap the clock icon in the top right corner.

2. Swipe up and select Find My Watch.

3. Make sure “Search on map” is activated.

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Fossil’s Wear OS 3 watches include GPS, so you can get a good idea of ​​where the watch was last. Alternatively, you can use Google’s Find My Device app to locate your Fossil smartwatch.

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How clocks change

1. Tap the clock icon in the top right corner of the home screen.

2. If you have more than one Fossil smartwatch, swipe to the watch you want to use.

3. Tap “Activate” and wait for the app to set it up.

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There are many different Fossil Group brands that use the Fossil Smartwatches app. If you have multiple Fossil smartwatches, the app makes it easy to switch between them, including Fossil’s hybrid smartwatches. Just remember that only one watch can be “active” at a time, meaning that’s the device that’s being synced to the Fossil Smartwatches app.

How to unpair and reset your watch

1. Tap the clock icon in the top right corner of the home screen.

2. Swipe up until you find “Unpair & Reset”. Tip It.

3. Confirm your choice and wait for the app to finish resetting your watch.

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Sometimes you encounter problems with your smart watch or you just need to pair it with a new smartphone. Unfortunately, for Wear OS users, this means unpairing the current phone and resetting the watch. Once you do this, the clock will be erased and you will have to set it up again.

Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition

The Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition is a sleek smartwatch that can keep track of various health and fitness metrics like heart rate, SpO2 and more thanks to the Wellness app and built-in sensors. All your settings and readings can be easily managed through the Fossil Smartwatches app.