Fossil launches its first sporty smartwatch, the Q Control


Fossil is absolutely relentless this year. After announcing no less than 300 smartwatches earlier this year, the company launched yet another wearable device, the Q Control. Unlike any of Fossil's other smartwatches, this one is aimed at a certain category of buyers.

Fossil Q Control is the company's first sporty smartwatch. As expected, it runs Android Wear 2.0 and fully supports iPhones and Android handsets running OS 4.3 or later. Fossil also confirmed the smartwatch features connected GPS and compatibility with Strava, as well as Google Fit.

Hardware-wise, the Q Control packs the usual Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, along with 4GB internal memory. The battery powering the smartwatch should offer around 24 hours of standard (not continuous) usage.

A heart rate sensor and some unique digital watch faces will be included too. Fossil announced the Q Control is available for purchase online and retail stores starting this week for $275.

source: Wareable

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2 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1864; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I am so glad I gave up my Android Wear 2.0 LG Watch Urbane LTE and chose the disappearing Pebble instead. The Pebble is just infinitely more useful and well designed in regards to its software !

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You have got to be kidding. The Pebbles are using a single core ARM MCU clocked as 120 MHz. With only kilobytes of RAM, and a tiny bit of storage (64 MB). This Android Wear smart watch has a quad core 1.2 GHz SoC with 768 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of storage. Plus wifi and Bluetooth. You didn't even have access to control the Bluetooth on the Pebbles, and there was no wifi on any pebble. As far as software is concerned you can do a hell of a lot more with Android Wear, than you could ever do with any Pebble. Pebble was hobbled with its hardware, which limited it's software functionality.

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