Fossil Solar Watch Launched in India, Now on Sale

Wearables

Fossil has launched its Solar Watch in India in two dial options. As the name suggests, the watch is solar-powered, and the company claims that it can run for up to four months on a single charge. Notably, Fossil claims that the straps of the watch are made from approximately 16 plastic bottles. The company in a press note has also added this solar-powered Solar Watch is Fossil’s first step towards creating products with more sustainable materials.

Fossil Solar Watch price in India

The Fossil Solar Watch will be offered in in 36mm and 42mm dial-options, both priced at Rs. 9,995. Both variants have only 1,754 pieces available to purchase globally, Fossil claims. Customers can buy this limited edition Solar Watch via Fossil India site or from select Fossil retail stores.

Additionally, Fossil says it will plant a tree for every Solar Watch purchase. It has partnered with EcoMatcher for the same. The buyers will be able to name the tree, check it is planted, and track its CO2 performance.

Fossil Solar Watch features

The Solar Watch by Fossil is not a smartwatch and offers regular wristwatch functionalities. The company states that the outer ring of the watch case acts as a solar panel, capturing light and converting it to energy using a solar cell beneath the dial. The Solar Watch requires nearly five hours to charge under full sunlight. To indicate low battery on the watch, the company states that it starts moving at two-second intervals instead of its normal one-second intervals – therefore, suggesting users to recharge the Solar Watch.

The watch is fully vegan that means that no animal by-products were used in the making of the Solar Watch, Fossil highlights. The Fossil Solar Watch comes with a black-coloured dial with five colourful strap options. The straps are available in Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, and Yellow colour options.

The newly launched watch further comes with a 5 ATM water-resistant build.


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Abhik Sengupta
Abhik Sengupta writes about smartphones and tablets for Gadgets 360, out of Delhi. Abhik is working as a sub-editor for Gadgets 360 and has also frequently written about mobile apps and data privacy. Abhik is available on Twitter at @abhiksengupta and can be reached out on abhiks@ndtv.com.
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