Fossil's newest Android smartwatches have recently been made available for retail. The Fossil Q Wander, Fossil Q Marshal and the Fossil Q Founder are already available in the U.S. and Europe.
Fossil Q-Series Android Smartwatches Specifications
With the wearable's high-end specifications, they have become a strong contender for the market's most popular smartwatches. With the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it is possible that the Fossil Q series and the Samsung phone are a perfect match for each other. Not only are they released in the same year, they are also both high end.
In fact, the Q series from Fossil may even be better than Samsung's Galaxy Gear S2. Fossil's smartwatches measure 45 mm diameter for the Q Marshal and Q Wander. The Q Founder, on the other hand, has a 47 mm diameter.
The Q founder wearable has a bigger battery that is 400 mAh in size while the other two have 360 mAh batteries. All three variants support Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and they all share the same internal specs. The Fossil smartwatches use a Snapdragon 2100 chipset and they all have 4 GB of storage.
The charging principle used in LG, Asus and Motorola smartwatches is also used in Fossil's wearables. The smartwatches charge using a cradle with a charging magnet.
Fossil Q-Series Android Smartwatches vs. Samsung Gear S2
Samsung Gear S2 is also a good pair with new Samsung Galaxy phones as it has relatively high-end specs at a fairly affordable price. However, the Fossil Q smartwatches are better than the Gear S2 in a few aspects such as battery and platform. The Gear S2 has 300 mAh battery and a Tizen-operated platform with Qualcomm MSM8x26 chip.
Fossil Q-Series Android Smartwatches Price
For the price, Fossil Q smartwatches are at the $275 - $295 range, depending on the variant. There are also options when it comes to design. You can get the watch in stainless steel, brown leather, gold tone stainless, two-toned stainless, black silicon, or black leather models.