Fossil has recently announced the addition of a few new smartwatches to its already extensive product line. Its most high-tech products to date, arrive with a plethora of enhancements delivering a more complete and well-rounded experience when it comes to exercise.
The Q Explorist and the Q Venture have been transformed into the Wear OS watches in their current iteration. As was stated earlier, the first one has a diameter of 45mm, which is intended for men, while the other one has a diameter of 40mm, which is geared toward ladies.
The watches come with what Fossil refers to as its Generation 4 technology, despite the fact that they still feature the same attractive style. This includes the incorporation of a pulse sensor and GPS technology within the watch so that it can be used independently of a smartphone. Additionally, there is a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip that enables users to make payments via Google Pay. Each watch includes 512 megabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 4 gigabytes of storage capacity internally.
Out of everything, the absence of a heart rate monitor was probably the one that stood out the most to the prior generation. In addition, there is the typical assortment of sensors, which consists of a microphone, an altimeter, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor. When coupled with Google Fit, the wearables now possess the technological capability to take the place of fitness trackers.
As a result of design enhancements, both the Q Explorist HR and the Q Venture HR are now resistant to water. At long last, you can take a swim or soak in the tub without worrying about damaging your Fossil smartwatch. Your swimming workouts will also be recorded by them.
Each one is encased in stainless steel and features a touchscreen. In addition, there are multiple designs from which to select, as well as over thirty-six distinct watch faces with which to personalise the appearance. Additionally, the straps may be switched out, with the Q Explorist HR supporting bracelets measuring 22 millimetres and the more feminine Q Venture HR supporting wristbands measuring 18 millimetres.
Regrettably, the watches continue to use the Qualcomm 2100 CPU, which is the same chipset that drove the prior generation of watches. Qualcomm has not yet introduced a successor wearable chipset to the market.
The battery life is rated at 24 hours, which most people would agree is not particularly outstanding. The good news is that the smartphone can be refuelled for another day with a top-up on the electromagnetic charger that takes less than one hour to complete.
According to Steve Evans, Executive Vice President of Fossil, “Since our introduction into the smartwatch industry, it has always been our primary objective to be nimble and react rapidly to technological breakthroughs and design.” “Since our entry into the smartwatch market,”
“We are aware that a significant number of watch wearers own both a conventional watch and an activity tracker of some kind. This new development of smartwatches will provide customers with a single device that meets all of their requirements by incorporating significant technological features into their design while maintaining our high design standards.””
The retail price range for these watches is $255 to $275, depending on the style. You can learn more about them by visiting fossil.com.