Fossil’s Q Founder runs Android Wear, but its other new wearables are fitness trackers

Fossil has officially announced a range of wearables under the Fossil Q brand, including two fitness trackers and two smartwatches. Reports of the new connected devices started a few months ago, and Fossil recently teased the products at Baja East and Dion Lee fashion shows in New York, ahead of the launch.

Here are all the different devices in the Fossil Q lineup:

Q Reveler and Q Dreamer

The two fitness trackers, the Q Reveler and Q Dreamer, offer fitness tracking and notifications from your most-used apps. A “subtle nudge” or flash LED will alert you to incoming notifications. The main difference between the two trackers is style: The Q Reveler is for men, while the Q Dreamer is for women.

The Q Dreamer will come with a silver watch face and brown band or a black watch face and black band. You can get leather or silicon straps. The Q Dreamer comes in two colors, silver and gold, and there are eight strap options. Both trackers will be available on October 25 for $125.


Q Grant and Q Founder

The first Fossil smartwatch offers limited connected functionality, similar to the Withings Activité. Named the Q Grant, it is capable of alerting you to incoming notifications with three LEDs, which light up in multiple colors to represent different contacts. The watch can also tracking fitness and activity. The smart wristwatch sports a classic Fossil watch face, which is not customizable. It will be available on October 25 and costs between $175 and $195.

The Q Founder is an actual fully-fledged smartwatch that runs Android Wear. It will offer similar functionality to most Android Wear devices, and supports Android and iOS devices — Windows Phone support was not mentioned in the press release. The smartwatch will be available “this holiday season” for $275.

Fossil confirmed that Intel chips will run inside all four of the devices. The specific chip for each model wasn’t detailed, but we suspect the Q Founder will require more horsepower to keep running throughout the day. Battery life also wasn’t mentioned in the press release.

All four devices will be compatible with Fossil’s mobile app, which includes Q Activity, a fitness tracker that connects with Google Fit, Health UP by Jawbone, and UA Record by Under Armour. Users will be able to choose which notifications matter on the app, as well, and can tailor the LEDs to represent a specific person or notification type.

We’ll keep you updated on the three devices here, as we learn more.

Next page: All the rumors leading up to the launch


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