Fossil and Skagen smartwatches now let you talk to Amazon Alexa

House owners of Fossil and Skagen Gen 6 smartwatches can now get entry to Amazon Alexa on their smartwatch after help for the good assistant was switched on.

Again in January, a Fossil spokesperson informed Wareable that it was including help for Amazon’s voice assistant and in our testing of the Fossil Gen 6 and Skagen Gen 6, an app icon for Alexa was current on each smartwatches.

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Now three months later, it appears that evidently Fossil is able to allow the help and has quietly up to date the performance on its watches, which do run on model 2.0 of Google’s Put on OS working system.

To make use of Alexa in your Fossil or Skagen watch, you will want to offer the app permission to make use of the onboard microphone included on the watch and use the Alexa companion telephone app to pair the good assistant to your smartwatch.

As soon as you’ve got received issues arrange, you can ask Alexa questions, have it learn out notifications, make calls and take management of appropriate good house gadgets. The responses to these queries will not be spoken again to you, however as an alternative presents responses on the display screen as textual content. it would not appear as if the Alexa help works with any Fossil-specific instructions so far as we all know.

These aren’t in fact the primary smartwatches to supply Alexa on the wrist. Fitbit’s Versa 2, Versa 3 and Sense smartwatches all provide Alexa help and helps each textual content and audio responses. Amazfit additionally presents Alexa on a complete vary of its smartwatches and even its Band 5 health tracker packs on Amazon’s good assistant.

Whereas this can be a good software program replace for Fossil and Skagen Gen 6 smartwatches to get entry to, the one we’re ready for is that improve to Put on OS 3.0. We all know that it is coming sooner or later in 2022, however the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 nonetheless stays the one smartwatch out there that runs on the model of Put on constructed by Google and Samsung.

By way of: 9to5 Google