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Fossil’s Android Wear smartwatch has Intel inside

Watchmaker Fossil has jumped aboard the smartwatch bandwagon by unveiling an Intel-powered timepiece that runs Google’s Android Wear OS.

The manufacturer unveiled three new wearables at the Intel Developers Forum (via Engadget) under the “connected accessories” banner, but it’s the smartwatch that’ll garner the most headlines.

There’s little in the way of specs and features right now, but we can tell you the device will have a round face and, like the Moto 360, it’ll boast that device’s ‘flat tire’ like display too.

The timepiece was shown off on stage rocking a large silver bezel and casing, along with a traditionally-styled leather strap as well as a metal link bracelet.

Read more: Android Wear vs Apple watchOS

Fossil is also planning on releasing a connected band, alongside another less powerful connected watch, but there’s no concrete details on those yet.

All three of the devices will be available by Christmas, but Fossil didn’t go into specifics on pricing or availability.

The link up with Intel was first revealed in March this year after the chip-maker partnered with luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer.

The company is likely to have competition from a refreshed Moto 360, which was teased by Motorola once again at the back end of last week.

Is your Fossil watch in line for a smart upgrade? Would you rather give your cash to a watchmaker than a tech maker? Share your thoughts in the comments section below

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