- Stay connected with display notifications and touchscreen functionality for texts, calls, emails, and app updates. Our smartwatches use Bluetooth technology to connect to your phone.Case Size : 46mm
- With built-in activity tracking, you can track your everyday accomplishments including steps, distance, and calories burned. Automatically syncs to your phone so you can keep tabs on your activity and notifications without ever pushing a button.
- Control your music on your favorite music player. Use the built-in microphone and speaker to do a variety of tasks on your smartwatch using just your voice. (Voice compatibility with Android™ OS 4.3+ only.)
- Effortlessly charge your Fossil Q by placing it on the inductive charging magnet (included). This wearable has an esitmated 24-hour battery life, based on usage.
- Fit your style with customizable watch faces and interchangable straps - compatible with all Fossil brand 22mm straps. Compatibility: Android OS 5.0+, iPhone 5/iOS 9.0+, Smartphone App
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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.
Control Your Music
Control your music with your phone's selected music player whether it's Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, Google Play, iTunes or Apple Music.
Customizable Dials & Features
Customize the face of your smartwatch anytime you want. Simply choose a Fossil or Android Wear design, adjust the colors, then add the complications of your choice to your watch face.
Swap Your Straps
Match your Fossil Q 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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|No Charging Required||✔||✔||✔|
|Customization Options||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Dials||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Dials||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Dials||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Buttons||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Buttons||Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Buttons|
|Control Your Music||✔||✔||✔||Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone||Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone||Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone|
|Microphone + Speaker||✔||✔||✔|
|Auto Update Time/Date||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
Fossil's Q Founder Smartwatch has a refined digital face and smart connectivity wrapped up together in a sleek design.
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces
- ASIN: B01EQZPVNK
- Item model number: FTW2117
- Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 11, 2016
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Fossil|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||45 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Item weight||6.40 Ounces|
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||ROYAL TIME|
|Color||Smoke IP/Black IP||Smoke||Rose Gold||Black/Black||Blue IP|
|Operating System||Android/Android 4.3/iOS||android, ios||android, ios||Android™ OS 4.3+, iPhone 5/iOS 9+||Android/Android 4.3/iOS/iOS 7/iOS 8|
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This watch is a superb design and look very elegant. Setting this up is straight forward and just need to install the android wear app on phone and pairing.
I was so concerned about how the battery performance is? Happy to see that even with the gestures on and always screen on options the battery goes for whole day and it lasts to 20%. Definitely depends on how many watch apps you have, but having gmail and whatsapp messages mostly this was the result. I would suggest to turn off the always screen on option and then you will see the battery go even longer.
Also, you can block the apps which you really don’t want to be notified.
Played music and voice call quality also very good.
I chose the Two-tone gunmetal stainless steel variation and had to shorten the strap. You can do this on any of the fossil stores with no additional charges.
This watch comes with a thin screen protector which you can keep it on, if you want an additional protection on the watch screen. Touch screen works fine with this protector on.
I’m happy to explored this and liked it so much. Hopefully this review would help you too.
Design/Build – 9/10
By far my favorite aspect of the watch is the design of it. I was holding out for a smartwatch that looked and felt more like a traditional watch. It just feels very solid with really good weight to it. There are other smartwatches out there that look good as I almost opted for a Moto 360 2nd gen, there is just something different about the way this looks and feels in comparison to other ones that are not made by a watch maker. Just my opinion.
The two-tone color of the Q Founder would be great for a traditional watch, and it’s even more so as a smartwatch. The metal band swaps out easy which is great. I currently go back and forth between the metal band and a 2 piece Nato strap.
Display – 7/10
The display is probably the one weak-point of the Q line of smartwatches. If you are looking straight on at the display, it looks good, showing clear images. Off to the sides, it definitely washes out some, maybe due to the fact that it’s a transflective lcd panel? Not sure. It could also benefit from a higher resolution as some watch faces just don’t appear as sharp. I have noticed the occasional ghosting when swiping around the display as well.
I am someone who is willing to accept the ”flat tire” if the blank space is meant to serve a purpose. The 1st gen Q Founder housed the ambient display sensor there, but it appears that 2nd gen one serves no functional user purpose. It wasn’t a deal breaker for me, but I would have preferred the ambient light sensor or fully round display.
The display does get very bright, bright enough for me to see during the daylight so that’s a definite plus. In all around use I only have the brightness set to 2 out of 5.
Function/Features – 8/10
As far as features go, the Q Founder is comparable to most other smartwatches out there as it includes almost all the same hardware features minus a few. It has a speaker, mic, WiFi, Bluetooth, wireless charging, and tracking sensors. There is no GPS or heart-rate monitor. The omission of those last two don’t really affect me in my use of the watch. I would not utilize this watch as a fitness companion any more than I would wear a traditional watch for fitness. I would opt for a traditional fitness band that would serve that purpose.
The speaker will do in a pinch as it is not that loud, plus, I am not one that will most likely be taking and receiving calls from my watch. The mic interprets my voice commands about 90% of the time. I leave WiFi off to preserve battery so I can’t really say how the WiFi experience is. The Bluetooth connection to my phone has been solid when my phone is in range. I am a huge fan of the wireless charging and was one of the selling points for me on this watch. I know that the pogo pins are probably fine, but I wanted a watch with wireless charging. There is a vendor on Amazon that makes a watch stand for these and it is quite nice for charging/resting the watch on (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDJWCRR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Lastly, it seems to track my steps just fine which for me is a nice plus to have throughout my day.
The last part is Android Wear, which is just about the same on all smartwatches running it. The OS has some useful features that I’m sure will improve over time with Android Wear 2.0. There are plenty of videos that will walk you through Android Wear Functionality and features.
Performance – 8/10
The Q Founder 2.0 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 wear processor and it does the job just fine. The watch is snappy when navigating around and the interface is generally smooth.
I do not use it with the always on display as battery life is more important to me than having the display on when I am not looking at the watch. The watch wakes up just fine for me when I move my wrist in the position to view it. At times when it may not, which is not often, a simple screen tap wakes it up.
The battery life for me on a typical day is more than adequate as most smartwatches will get you about a full day and need to be charged nightly. At the end of my day, which is around 14-16 hrs of having the watch on, I typically have anywhere between 40-60% battery life left. I’m sure that if I had the screen on all the time, this would be far less. I know of other watches that do a little better on battery, but like I said, for me, this was acceptable.
Overall – 8/10
The Fossil Q Founder 2.0 checks almost all the boxes that I would want in a smartwatch. I am a person who has always enjoyed wearing a traditional watch which this gives me that function plus the added features like notifications, changing watch faces, step counting, quick voice dictation for searches and text replies, changing out watch bands easily, etc. The display could use some improvement but it is not a terrible one like I’ve seen and read in some reviews.
Lastly, I will say again that my experience has been using Android as my phone as mentioned earlier is a Moto Z Play, which gives me all the features that the watch is capable of. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a nice smartwatch and understands what its limitations are.