Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander now available for purchase in the US

After going up for pre-orders earlier in the month, the Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander are now available for purchase in the US.

The two Fossil Q-series smartwatches share many of their hardware characteristics, such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 4GB of integrated storage space, as well circular displays (which unfortunately come with a black bar at the bottom that's usually called a 'flat tire'). On the connectivity side, the Q Marshal and Q Wander both offer support for Bluetooth 4.1 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11n.

Although the two new Fossil smartwatches are highly similar to the older Fossil Q Founder in terms of specs and features, there are some design differences between them. For instance, the Q Founder is slightly larger than its two younger sibling. The Founder comes with a 47mm diameter case, while the Wander and Marshal feature a 45mm one. This difference in size is also reflected in the battery: the Founder has a 400mAh unit while the other two come with smaller 360mAh batteries. Speaking of charging, the Fossil smarwatches, this operation is done via a charging cradle which magnetically latches on the back side of the wearables.

Specs aside, however, the main highlight of the Fossil Q-series smartwatches is the design, one that mimics the look and feel of a traditional analog wrist piece. There are multiple (interchangeable) bands to choose from, with options ranging from two-tone stainless steel and brown leather to silicone and even black leather. Depending on your preference of model and band, you can get one of the new Fossil Q smartwatches at prices varying between $275 and $315.

Anyone interested?

source: Fossil



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Q Flounder seems to get my interest. But I'm not going beyond $250 for it.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The founder was released last year. Clearly you are trolling. Also the author got the processor wrong. It's Qualcomms new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. Which is 30% small than the Snapdragon 400 wearable processor, and 25% more efficient.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Founder, not Flounder. Also, the Founder has been available for months in the US. Almost bought one myself back in January.

3. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

47mm massive 45mm big so no small to normal 40mm to 42mm size. No thanks also still to thick.

7. RaulBlas

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

Premium watches are big and thick. This is a trend that started long ago with Panerai.

4. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

They should know better, the flat tire is a no go. They can't build a watch around fashion/style, and then mar the face of it with what amounts to dead pixels.

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