Fossil’s latest Hybrid Gen 6 smartwatch comes with a built-in Alexa voice assistant. You can ask Alexa questions and even control your smart home devices. In this article, let us take a quick look at how to set up and use Alexa on the Fossil Hybrid Gen 6 Stella and Machine smartwatches.
How to Setup Alexa on Fossil Hybrid Gen 6 Smartwatch
The Fossil Hybrid Gen 6 smartwatch has an all-new dashboard and a redesigned interface. You can quickly open apps from the home screen, including a quick shortcut for the Alexa voice assistant. Unfortunately, Alexa can only answer via text, not voice, as there’s no speaker onboard.
Having said that, here’s a step-by-step guide to using Amazon Alexa on the Fossil Hybrid Gen 6. But before we start, make sure you’ve correctly set up the watch with the Fossil app (Android, iOS) on your phone. Also, you must have a working Amazon Alexa account. If not, install the Alexa app and set it up.
For starters, Alexa can be set up during the initial onboarding process. The Alexa feature card will automatically pop up where you can tap “Get Started” to begin. However, if you missed the popup, you can set it up later using the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Fossil Smartwatches app on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Step 2: Under Updates on the home screen, click the Alexa banner.
Step 3: Click on Get Started.
Step 4: Hit Continue and sign in with your Amazon account if not already.
Step 5: Follow on-screen instructions and allow Fossil to access your Alexa voice services when prompted.
Step 6: Furthermore, check the boxes to allow Alexa Skill by Fossil to access the data in your Fossil account.
Step 7: Tap Continue. Alexa is now successfully set up on your Fossil smartwatch.
Steps to Use Alexa on Fossil Hybrid Gen 6 Smartwatch
Once set up, you can quickly launch Alexa on your Fossil smartwatch by tapping the Top button. It can be customized in pusher options. However, you can also launch it using the steps below:
Step 1: Press the Middle button to open the apps menu on your Fossil Hybrid smartwatch.
Step 2: Tap the Top button to navigate to Alexa.
Step 3: Tap the Middle button to activate Alexa’s listening mode.
You can now give voice commands or ask your queries.
What Can Alexa Do on Fossil Smartwatch?
Using the Alexa voice assistant on your Fossil Hybrid smartwatch, you can:
- Check news and weather information on your wrist.
- Get answers to your questions on the web.
- Control your smart home devices.
- Fossil custom skills like “Start workout with Fossil, “Measure my blood oxygen with Fossil,” or “Show me my wellness data with Fossil.”
Alexa Not Working on Your Fossil Smartwatch?
If Alexa is not working on your Fossil smartwatch and throwing errors like “authentication failed” or “no response from Alexa,” make sure:
- Your watch and phone are connected via Bluetooth.
- Your smartphone has an active internet connection.
- The Fossil app is running in the phone’s background or foreground.
- If nothing works, reset the watch and pair it again.
This was a quick guide to setting up and using Alexa on the Fossil Hybrid smartwatch. Given the hybrid profile, there are very limited things you can do on a smartwatch. Thankfully, the inclusion of Alexa on the Hybrid HR Gen 6 helps keep away boredom from the e-ink display and basic UI. Stay tuned to WearablesToUse for more such articles.