Fossil Q Wander Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch

  • Hardside/Steel
  • Stay connected with display notifications for texts, calls, emails, and app updates. Control your music on your favorite music player through Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, GooglePlay, iTunes, or Apple Music.
  • With built-in activity tracking, you can track your everyday accomplishments including steps, distance, and calories burned.
  • Fit your style with customizable watch faces and interchangable straps – compatible with all Fossil brand 22mm straps.
  • Use the built-in microphone and speaker to do a variety of tasks on your Android smartwatch using just your voice.
  • Stay charged for up to 1 day (based on usage) with the wireless conductive magnetic charger. Compatible with Android Devices 4.3+ and iOS 8+ / iPhone 5+.

I’m a huge smart watch fan and also a fan of Fossil watches in general. I’ve had a bunch of smart watches ranging from the Moto 360 to the Apple Watch. I’m not a particular fanboy of any brand and consider myself brand agnostic. So when I had the chance to buy the Android Wear Fossil watches I was excited to try them out. The parent brand of Fossil is trying to bring smart waches across all their brands such as Micheal Kors, Kate Spade, Diesel, Skagen, etc. It’s cool that they’re bringing technology and fashion together, but there’s a lot more work to do.

Pros:
– Looks good. That’s what the fashion part is for right
– Built pretty solid. Feels like it is put together right
– Water resistant

Cons:
– Heavy. I work out alot and it still feels heavy on my wrist
– Performance is inconsistant
– The display is somewhat blurry and looks washed out.

For the price of $350, these watches are some of the best looking ones on the market right now. The plus is that they are also water resistant which makes it easier to not be nervous about getting it wet in the rain. But with the performance and how the screen changes and the funcitons itself, the smartwatch is no different than any other Android Wear out there on the market. Plain and simple, the display is lackluster. I don’t think it’s worth the $350 price tag. If you want a good looking watch, just get a regular Fossil watch. Albeit, these are cheaply made watches (not as cheap as the knock offs you get in Chinatown, but definitely not worth the pricetag for the higher end ones).

So in conclusion, it’s OK. If you have the money go ahead and spend it to get the watch, but I would wait for something better. The technology has to go a bit further at this point because it really just feels like a Moto 360 with lipstick on it.

 

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