Fossil Q Founder is a new Android Wear smartwatch that works with iPhones and Android phones

Fossil Q Founder is a new Android Wear smartwatch that works with iPhones and Android phones
In case you want a smartwatch that's not made by a smartphone vendor, Fossil has something for you. The company (known for its regular wristwatches, but also for accessories and other products) today announced its first line-up of smart wearable devices, created following a collaboration with Intel (of which we first heard last year). The line-up is dubbed Fossil Q, and includes an Android Wear smartwatch.

Presented as "a powerhouse packed into an elegant package", Fossil's first Android Wear watch is called Q Founder. There aren't too many details about it, but we know that it's got a metallic body and a circular display (which is pretty big, according to Mashable), and will work with Android handsets, as well as with iPhones, thanks to a dedicated Fossil app. Fossil says that the Q Founder will be released in time for the holiday season (presumably in the US first). Prices for the smartwatch will start at $275.

The Fossil Q series also includes the Q Grant watch (priced as low as $175), which can sync up with Android phones and iPhones (using the same dedicated Fossil app) to deliver notifications and track your steps. This isn't an Android Wear watch, though - it's a regular watch that's a little bit smarter than the rest.

Fossil also has two smart bands: the Q Reveler (for men) and Q Dreamer (for women), each costing $125. They have similar designs, and let you choose from either leather, or silicone bands. Fitness tracking, notifications, and vibrating alerts are among their features. Unlike the G Founder Android Wear watch, the Q Grant, Q Reveler, and Q Dreamer will all be sold by Fossil starting October 25.


sources: Press release, Mashable

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