While most diesel watches are large, bulky designs, the Diesel on Fadelite Smartwatch is a stylish and lightweight wearable watch with a particularly transparent strap. After a quiet release in early 2020, Diesel is now publicly re-launching the wearable with a new cyberpunk-style edition designed by Canadian artist Mad Dog Jones.
The new edition has bracelets and matching dials with neon pastels and digital designs that evoke the aesthetics of Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and other ’80s visions of techno-dystopias. In addition, the carrier and the case are transparent and remind of theclear enthusiasmDays of the late 80s and early 90s.
Other than that, the MDJ edition works just like the standard Diesel On Fadlite – a Wear OS watch that comes with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset and 4GB of onboard storage.
From CES to September
The Diesel On Fadelite was presented at CES 2020 as an alternative to modern smartwatches that either look bulky (Apple Watch 5, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2) or powerful (Samsung Galaxy Watch 3).
We liked the Fadelite because it offers a lighter experience than most other smartwatches thanks to its nylon case and watch straps, while still delivering the expected wearability.
We hadn’t heard from the watch since January, and while the Fadelite has been quietly released in the months since then, this is essentially the right start.