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|Band Material Type||Leather|
About this item
- Smartphone notifications, touchscreen functionality, activity tracking, custom goal & alarm settings, customizable watch faces & watch bands, music controls & micro apps, microphone & speaker controls
- Estimated 24-hour battery life, based on usage; charger included; imported; water-resistant IP67: dust & splash resistant
- Case size: 46mm; Band size: 22mm; blue plated stainless steel case with silver-tone bezel and genuine brown leather band; interchangeable with all Fossil 22mm bands. Built in fitness tracker
- Powered with Wear OS by Google; compatible with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) and iOS 9.3+ smartphones; Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; supported features may vary between platforms and countries
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From the manufacturer
Be notified of important texts, calls, social messages and e-mails- right from your fingertips.
Track your everyday accomplishments: steps, distance and calories burned.
Pick Your Apps
The information you want (and need) the most, at a glance.
Customizable Dials & Features
Customize the face of your smartwatch anytime you want. Simply choose a Fossil or Wear OS by Google design, adjust the colors, then add the complications of your choice to your watch face.
Swap Your Straps
Match your Fossil Smartwatch to your look in seconds with interchangeable straps.
This wearable has an estimated 24-hour battery life.
Note: Battery life varies based on usage.
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|GPS (Tethered)||Tethered Only||Tethered Only||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Water Resistance||Water & Dust Resistant||Water & Dust Resistant||Swimproof||Swimproof||Swimproof||Swimproof|
|Speaker / Microphone||Microphone||Microphone||Microphone||Microphone||Speaker + Microphone||Speaker + Microphone|
|Charging / Battery Life||3 Hour Charge Time / Approx. 1 Day Battery Life||3 Hour Charge Time / Approx. 1 Day Battery Life||1 Hour Rapid Charge / Approx. 1 Day Battery Life||1 Hour Rapid Charge / Approx. 1 Day Battery Life||1 Hour Rapid Charge / Approx. 36 Hour Battery Life (plus 2 additional days in low-power mode)||1 Hour Rapid Charge / Approx. 36 Hour Battery Life (plus 2 additional days in low-power mode)|
|Music Controls||Control & Store Music on Watch||Control & Store Music on Watch||Control & Store Music on Watch||Control & Store Music on Watch||Control & Store Music on Watch||Control & Store Music on Watch|
|Customization||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands||Custom & Social Dials + Interchangeable Watch Bands|
It's adventure time—our Q Explorist smartwatch keeps you connected wherever the road takes you. Customize the full-round display and three buttons with your handiest features, receive notifications (on the go) and automatically track your activity from the hiking trails to the gym. Smartwatches built with Wear OS by Google are compatible with iPhone and Android phones.
Wear OS by Google and other related marks are trademarks of Google LLC. Touchscreen smartwatches built with Wear OS by Google require a phone running Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3+. Supported features may vary between platforms. iPhone users cannot respond to messages or app notifications from the watch. iPhone users cannot ask Google Assistant for directions. The watch will only receive push notifications from navigation apps activated on the iPhone. To avoid damage to your watch, only use with included charger. Do not use a USB hub, USB splitter, USB y-cable, battery pack or other peripheral device to charge.
Quick Start Guide [PDF 736 KB]Important health precautions IMPORTANT HEALTH PRECAUTIONS [PDF 97 KB]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.15 inches; 8.8 Ounces
- Item model number : FTW4004
- Department : Mens
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : September 23, 2017
- Manufacturer : Fossil Connected Watches Child Code
- ASIN : B074G2DH94
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,943 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
- #19347 in Wearable Technology
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Fossil Q|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||46 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.5 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Item weight||8.8 Ounces|
|Warranty||If this product is sold by Amazon, please review the manufacturer’s website for warranty information. If this product is sold by another party, please contact the seller directly for warranty information for this product. You may also be able to find warranty information on the manufacturer’s website.|
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For Maximum Battery saving Under Display settings turn " Always 'On' Screen " off, Brightness to Automatic, and Gestures ' Tilt to wake' Off and if you are having issues with your sleeve causing the watch to turn on, Enable Automatic Screen lock and set to a pin. ( having a Pattern lock will cause your sleeve issue to also accidentally fail to input the right pattern making it prevent any new pattern attempts for 30seconds.
If you only need the watch for 14 or so hours and don't have the issue with your sleeve turning the watch on, keep tilt to wake and Always ' On ' Screen turned on.
Coming from Asus Zenwatch 3, which I actually still liked, this watch is much more responsive and, in my opinion, better crafted. I was surprised by the smoother animations and shorter loading times. The leather band on the Explorist is supple but sturdy and feels so much nicer than that of my previous smart watches (before the Zenwatch 3 I had a 1st Gen Moto 360).
It got the Oreo update, so that's nice for anyone who is disappointed their current watch got left behind.
Negatives: no nfc, heart rate sensor, lte and I'm pretty sure there's no speaker. But I think I made a phone call on my previous watch 2 times in the year I used it, so it doesn't bother me with my usage.
It's still only a little over a week with this device, but I was impressed after the first boot by it's speed and the quality of the device itself.
This has to be qualified, though. The Emerald Sequoia watch faces are gorgeous and these are the only ones I have been wearing. I switch out all 21 faces depending upon what information I want to see for a while. I read all the material at the Emerald Sequoia web site and in the section regarding ambient watch faces they explain that predominantly black watch faces use less battery than white, so most of the time I have a darker face selected, unless I want certain info from another face. Also, I don’t need a high brightness on the face, so I either turn the brightness down to level 2 or use the automatic setting to let the watch self-adjust to ambient lighting. I do have all notifications turned on, but that only gets me email, messages, and notifications from Sky Safari Pro. So, I do use features that conserve battery, but over the entire day I have no problem with the battery. Wifi is on, but I can’t tell whether or not the watch uses it, and the watch is always connected to my iPhone 8 Plus. I suspect those connections use some charge, but apparently not much.
One more thing is that with first use I was disappointed with the battery keeping a charge and didn’t think it was as good as the first generation Apple Watch. But I did a complete factory reset the second day, as was suggested on some Wear OS blog that I read, and that seemed to fix any problems. When I go to bed at night the watch goes on the charger and is 100% when I wake up early in the morning.
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I charged, paired and got it all working great on Monday night with no issues. Loaded a couple of face apps & fitness trackers on Tuesday and used it to track my walk no problems. Charged it overnight on the supplied charger and worked perfectly during the day with similar usage to the previous day. It was down to 16% by 4pm so I put it on for a top up charge to about 25% as I was going out for dinner and didn't want it running down.
Charged it again overnight (Wednesday) and had no issues in the morning and set off to work with a full charge.
By lunch time, the watch could not be woken up, the power button didn't work and it was just dead as a door nail. I had been in a training session that was pretty active so I knew the watch would have registered a lot of wrist movement and would have been turning on a lot more than usual.
I was starting to get concerned as I had already had this happen to the Ticwatch and just couldn't believe that I was having deja vu.
So, I got home and immediately put the watch on charge and straightaway the charge bar icon popped up rather than the Fossil icon and %. I thought great, it had simply run out of juice and the charge would fix it.
I took the watch off 3-4 hours later and it immediately turned on but was showing the "Tutorial - Swipe to continue" screen. I attempted to swipe but it would not accept any input gestures, including the external button pushes. After several frustrating minutes, I decided to upair and reset the watch via the WearOS app on my phone. This worked as usual and the watch restarted and eventually settled on the "Tap to continue" screen.
I now cannot get past this - the watch is not accepting any input, be it taps, swipes or button pushes with the exception of the crown push opening the Settings screen, which also is frozen and I can't scroll or swipe through the options.
The restart long push does work but it just brings me back to the "Tap to start" screen again and again.
I've reached out to Fossil and put a post on Reddit to try and get some assistance or advice. I've only come across one other user with a similar problem and there wasn't an update so I assumed he returned it for a refund rather than get a software/hardware resolution.
I love the look and feel of the watch but at this point it's just a lump hanging uselessly on my wrist. I will update my post if I get any helpful feedback and can change my rating.
1) i was super excited to buy n use this watch since 6 months . To my surprise the watch was received in a box which no where on earth u will find except Amazon. The box was totally different from the one shown in image . Reason1 which says the product was not original and looks like a fake one
2) the watch took 6 hours to update the latest os and 8 inbuilt apps.
3) no where on playstore you find the most important app cardiogram. U need to first install it on phone firstly n search for app in phone. This has to be and supposed to be pre installed being Gen3 watch
4) Limited Watch Face Options and no third party app to link
5) The watch doesn't sync properly with the phone
6) Most important reason not to ever buy this phone is the battery. It Won't Last more than 6 hours. Buy it use watch n most of the time its under charging.
7) Charing is extremely Slow
8) Heats Up Like Hell During Use
9) Worst Thing To Buy in name of smart phone.
A lot many people have tried out the watch for a couple days and returned it for poor battery life. Read on to know why this actually happens and why it is not a problem.
Firstly, the watch looks fantastic and it's a head-turner.
The display and the build quality of the watch is great. IP67 water/dust resistance is a plus.
It runs on Googles Wear OS and you get the play store for any apps you want. But remember that the number of apps for watches are limited and not as many options are there as you would get for an Android phone.
Also, the watch has a weaker processor than your phone and it will feel a little slower or not as snappy as your phone.
# Gen 3 vs Gen 4 watch:
1. No HRM <--> Has HRM (I don't need it) (HRM: Heart Rate Monitor)
2. Uses phone location <--> Has GPS (Again not needed)
3. Has speaker <--> No speaker (Why fossil, why??)
4. Slow charging <--> Fast charging (Again not needed)
5. INR 15,999 <--> INR 21,999 (Not gonna pay more for same processor)
# everything else is identical
# Now the pros and cons of this watch:
1. Notifications: You get all notifications from phone and can reply to all of them. No apps needed on the watch.
2. Phone Calls: You can make calls on the watch via phone and the watch has both mic and speaker for you. Although, the speaker sound is not that loud and you might not hear clearly in loud surroundings.
3. Display: The display is really big and the colours are vibrant.
4. Battery life: Battery life is also great on this gen 3 watch, but it takes a few days to work properly (more on that later).
In the latest OS version Google has added some battery optimisations which has improved battery life a lot.
5. Apps & updates: Backed by Google, so you have play store apps and also the Wear OS updates that you get periodically. Google is working slowly and making Wear OS better with these updates.
6. Fossil quality: It's a Fossil watch; It's attractive, durable and you get proper service. It sports a premium build.
1. Initially a few days you get poor battery life and a sluggish performance.
When you setup the watch for the first time, it will start updating almost every app as well as the OS.
The watch requires a few days of charging/discharging cycles in order to be calibrated properly.
Once all this is done (and it happens automatically), your watch will give you really good battery life.
So, don't return your watch after using it for a day and noticing poor battery life!
On the first day of setup I had kept my watch on charging until all the updates were downloaded and installed.
But still if you use watch heavily, you'll not get more than a days battery life.
So think of it this way: you wear the watch all day and keep it on charging all night.
2. Processing power: Processor does not feel snappy as we are now used to the 6/7/8 series Snapdragon processors on our phones. But this is because the market is not focused that much on watches right now. Even the next gen processor from Snapdragon has the same clock speed.
3. No charging adapter: You don't get an adapter to charge. Only the charging cable is provided and you are expected to plug it in your computer. I am using a 1.5V adapter from Xiaomi and it works just fine.
4. Costs compared to US: Fossil is selling these watches in US for $275(approx 19k) and for 22k in India.
Why not start local production and reduce the prices??
So overall, I can recommend you to get this gen 3 watch as it a good deal right now.
didn't expected this much poor quality from brand like Fossil. I am giving this review after a year. Watch have 24hr Bettery back up.
Auto shut down started after 3months use.
From last 4months I kept it in my drawer not using because there is no service centre in my city. Totally waste of money.