How to Pair Fossil Gen 6 (Wellness Edition) to iPhone and Android [Wear OS 3.0 / 2.0]

Got a new Fossil Gen 6 series watch and want to pair it up with your iPhone or Android? Here's a step-by-step guide on setting up Fossil Gen 6.

Fossil Gen 6 is the company’s one of the best smartwatches which was released back in August 2021. Last year, the company has added one more watch to the Gen 6 series, which is dubbed as, Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition. The Wellness Edition brings Wear OS 3.0 support, the update was later also released for the original Gen 6 smartwatch.

Just a few days ago, Fossil added one more smartwatch to the Gen 6, the newer model made its debut as the Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition. Yes, it also ships with Wear OS. So, whether you own the Fossil Gen 6, Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition, or Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition watch, here’s how you can connect your Fossil Gen 6 to iPhone or Android smartphone.

Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition smartwatch comes with a hybrid design, E-Ink technology for display, a 44mm casing, automatic detection for workouts, VO2 Max tracking, SpO2, heart rate monitoring, and more. If you recently bought a new Fossil Gen 6 series smartwatch and want to know how to connect it to iPhone or Android smartphone, then you are at the right place, here’s a step by step guide on how you can pair your Fossil Gen 6 to your smartphone.

The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are simple to pair with compatible phones, talking about the compatibility, then the watch is compatible with both iPhones and Android devices running on the latest software version. If your phone is running on the older software, then try it to upgrade to the recently released software upgrade.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Fossil Gen 6 watches is that they are one of the few Wear OS 3.0 running watches that are compatible with the iPhone, so, if you own an iPhone, there’s no need to be worried much about the connectivity. No matter you own an iPhone or Android device, you can follow the below steps and easily pair your watch to your smartphone.

Before moving to the steps, check out the prerequisites.

Prerequisites:

  • Make sure to turn on the WiFi, Bluetooth, and Location services
  • Make sure to install the Wear OS by Google app on your Phone
  • Fitbit / Google Account is required for sign in to the app

How to Put Fossil Gen 6 in Pairing Mode

Boot up your Fossil Gen 6 (series) smartwatch own you received it from the store, if you are booting it for the first time it will be in pairing mode. Now all you need to do is, grab the watch and put it closer to your iPhone or Android smartphone. As I mentioned in the prerequisites, make sure to install the Wear OS by Google app on your smartphone, here is the download link to the app.

For Wear OS 2.0

For Wear OS 3.0

How to Connect Fossil Gen 6 to iPhone or Android [Wear OS 3.0]

When you boot up your Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch running on Wear OS 3.0 for the first time, it will be in pairing mode and you can connect it to your phone by installing the Fossil app. Here are the instructions to connect the watch to your phone.

Gen 6 Wellness Edition - How To: Onboarding & Getting Started on Wear OS 3
  1. If you are booting the watch for first time, you will see the Tap to begin on your watch’s screen.
  2. Now choose the preferred language.
  3. On the next screen, you will see the QR code for pairing.
  4. Open the Fossil app on your app.
  5. Login with your account, by tapping Get Started or Login button.
  6. Tap Setup your watch button, then select Add New Watch.
  7. Now choose the Touchscreen option and accept terms and conditions by tapping agree option.
  8. Select your watch name to select it.
  9. You will see the pairing code on both your watch and phone, if the codes are the same tap Pair button.
  10. That’s it.

How to Connect Fossil Gen 6 to iPhone or Android [Wear OS 2.0]

As I said earlier, when you boot up your Fossil Gen 6 (series) watch for the first time it will be in pairing mode, in case you are already using the Fossil Gen 6 and want to put it back in pairing mode, then all you need to do is, disconnect from the current device or reset it up.

You can easily turn on your Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch, all you need to do is press the power button (the middle button) on your watch for a few seconds, it will boot up the watch in pairing mode, once done you can follow the below steps to connect it to your device.

How to Connect Fossil Gen 6 to iPhone
  1. Tap on the watch’s screen when it says Tap to begin.
  2. Now choose the preferred language.
  3. On the next screen, you will see instructions to install Wear OS on your smartphone.
  4. Open the Wear OS by Google app on your phone, then select Start Setup.
  5. Grant the required permissions by tapping Agree button.
  6. Now it will start searching for the watch, make sure you have Bluetooth enabled on your phone.
  7. Once you see the watch name on the screen, tap on it.
  8. You will see the pairing code on both your watch and phone, if the codes are the same tap Pair button.
  9. On the next screen, you will see the option to connect the watch with WiFi, tap Connect, then tap next.
  10. If you have any backup stored in Google Drive, you can restore it.
  11. Now it will ask you to grant permission to sync contacts, call logs, messages, notifications, and more, tap allow.
  12. Once you see “You’re all Set” on your screen, tap Done.

Now you can start using your Fossil Gen 6 (series) smartwatch with your iPhone or Android smartphone.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with new wearable devices. Haneet is covering smartphones at YTECHB. For tips, you can connect Haneet at haneetsingh@outlook.com

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