Fossil unveils new Q Gen 4 smartwatches powered by Wear OS and Snapdragon 2100

Fossil unveils new Q Gen 4 smartwatches powered by Wear OS and Snapdragon 2100
Fossil is pretty serious when it comes to smartwatches, as the company announced a new wave of wearable devices powered by Google's Wear OS and Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip platform.

The new Q line is the fourth generation of the smartwatches launched by Fossil, and a step up in comparison with the previous series. According to Fossil, there are “several new technology features” that these new Q Gen 4 smartwatches bring on the market, including heart-rate tracking, NFC (Near Field Communication, Untethered GPS, and Swimproof Functionality.

Also, thanks to the optimizations it made to the battery, users of the new Q Gen 4 smartwatches will be able to charge their wearables within an hour to last all day. The new collection comes with more than 36 exclusive dials, and users will be able to add an increasing number of third-party apps to their wearables, as well as social media photos as watch face backgrounds.

There will many variations of the Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist HR available for purchase, but they will have one thing in common, the holistic user experience.

Aside from packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, the new Fossil smartwatches will offer at least 24 hours of battery life, Bluetooth and NFC support, wireless syncing and magnetic charging, interchangeable straps and bracelets, as well as stunning touchscreen digital display.

All Fossil Q Gen 4 smartwatches will be compatible with iOS 9.3 and up, as well as Android 4.4 and later (no support for Android Go though). The smartwatches will be available for purchase for $255-$275 in the coming weeks.

source: Fossil

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4 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

They always make really nice looking smart watches that look just like a regular watch. So inconspicuous!

2. Deadeye37

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Finally! The Q Explorist with NFC, GPS, HR, and being able to take it to the pool. They just checked all the boxes for me. Now I'll have to see how long the battery lasts IRL. Also, will have to see how much better the 3100 processor is and what those watches look like. If the watch lasts all day without any problems, I may have to replace my Huawei Watch 2 for the Q Explorist. The HW2 is really nice, but it doesn't have the sexiness factor that the Q Explorist has. And I can't take the HW2 to the pool/beach (which I go to frequently).

3. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I assume Google Pay should work with the NFC so I'll definitely consider.

4. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Always had my eye on the Explorist as I love the "regular timepiece" look of it, but it was missing one key feature that prevented me from pulling the trigger...NFC! Now that it's finally included, I may just get the new model (although now I'm waiting for the new SOC update.)

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