A recent update to the Fossil Gen 5 is causing dozens of watch faces to be unavailable.
Update deletes watch faces from selected Wear OS smartwatches
For years, Fossil has been very popular with watch wearers, because thanks to the traditional design, the smartwatches look good and with Wear OS also offer many useful Google functions.
The update for the Fossil Gen 5, which is currently available from the Google Play Store, ensures that you are considerably restricted in the selection of watch faces. A few new watch faces will be made available, but this seems irrelevant in view of the massive removal of many other watch faces. In terms of numbers, there were 55 designs to choose from before the update. After the update, there are only 24 left and there are only 2 new ones.
It is not confirmed, but the changes will affect the LTE models of the Fossil Gen 5 and Gen 5E and possibly also older models. Those who are affected have noticed that the dial on their watch has changed automatically or they have received a message about the “optimization”.
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