05 September 2019
Puma and Fossil have collaborated on a new fitness-focused and Google's Wear OS-powered smartwatch that has been unveiled at the ongoing IFA 2019 fair in Berlin. It is officially known as the Puma Gen 4 and is the first-ever smartwatch from the globally renowned sports brand. The watch is said to be under development for the past year and is now almost ready for shipment.
Starting with the design, the Puma smartwatch has a very simple and straightforward fitness wearable kind of design with nothing fancy going on. It is quite similar to the Fossil Sport smartwatch but a little less minimalistic. It features cut-out nylon and aluminum case along with a textured silicone strap. All in all, the design ensures that you don't feel like being at a wrong place while wearing the smartwatch to the gym.
The Puma Gen 4 smartwatch sports a 1.19-inch AMOLED rounded display. Under the hood, it has Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It offers 4GB of internal storage for installing apps and saving music. It is water-resistance up to 5 ATM and also offers in-built GPS and heart-rate tracker. It also has Google Assistant integration for checking weather update, setting workout reminders/timers, and asking questions.
It is capable of showing relevant workout stats, smartphone notifications/alerts, Google Pay transactions, and syncing with third-party fitness apps. The Puma smartwatch has been priced at $275 with sales starting sometime in November 2019. It has been released in Black, Yellow, and White color variants.