Fossil has been teasing the fact that they’re bringing an Android Wear watch for a while, but the company is finally revealing the full details. Here it is: the Fossil Q Founder. It’s a fashionable smart watch that won’t break the bank. We didn’t know whether they’d look to go all out as they have a line of luxury traditional watches, but we’re surprised to learn that it’s more affordable than options from Huawei and Motorola.
Fossil’s watch is powered by an Intel chipset, which is an interesting departure from the industry norm of going Snapdragon. Other than that, though, it’s pure Android Wear. They want to draw you in with their Q app with the following features:
Q Activity: This built-in fitness tracker lets you know how many calories you burned and also provides results in a curious way to make your activities a bit more fun. No need to ditch your favorite fitness apps; this tracker can connect seamlessly to Google Fit™, Health, UP by Jawbone® and UA Record™ by Under Armour.
Q Notifications: These notifications are your cue that a social media update, important call or meeting awaits. Filter by just the contacts or apps you care about – or get them all. It’s up to you.
Q Curiosity: Cue your curiosity! These notifications alert you that it’s time to break free from routine, look from a different angle or try something new in your community. These activities will ignite a new perspective, open up your creativity and leave your brain feeling refreshed.
Interesting indeed. Fossil also had other connected wearables and fitness trackers to announce. The Q Reveler, Q Grant and Q Dreamer will all be on sale October 25th. They connect to your Android or iOS device and offer up a competent fitness experience. But if it’s that Q Founder you want, you’ll have to wait as the company didn’t yet have details about its impending arrival.