April 16, 2024

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

Fossil is announcing the release of two new smart watches at Baselworld 2016, following up on their first touchscreen smart watch, the Fossil Q Founder. The new Fossil Q Wander and Fossil Q Marshal actually reduce case size down from 47mm to 44mm and 46mm, respectively. The Android Wear pieces introduce another welcome change from the 13mm thick Q Founder – a slimmer case, which the brand claims is motivated by customer feedback. It always does well to listen to your customers, and Fossil seems intent on keeping their fashion-oriented identity while simultaneously trying their hand at the smart watch game.

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

The Fossil Q Wander is the “softer”-looking new Fossil smart watch, sporting clean lines and elegant-looking wire lugs. This is certainly Fossil’s attempt at taking some of the heft out of the Q Founder which, while attractive, could not claim to be as soft and light looking as the Fossil Q Wander. Even the word “wander” conjures up images of someone whimsically getting lost in an urban jungle wearing their easygoing, take-with-you-anywhere smart watch. At 44mm, with several interchangeable strap options, this may be an appealing women’s smart watch or just a good choice for anyone who doesn’t want quite so much bulk on their wrist.

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

The Fossil Q Marshal, as hinted by the military-sounding name, is a bit bolder than the Fossil Q Wander. At 46mm, it has a more aggressive bezel and lug look, and also comes on a steel bracelet or a variety of vintage-inspired leather straps. Both new Q watches will have a new wireless charger, but we don’t have any images of that yet. For the most part, both of these watches provide aesthetic changes from the Fossil Q Founder, but I’m looking forward to getting a chance to wear them around and see for myself.

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

Finally, we have some of the new “smart analog” watches, which is another way of saying connected device. I liked the Fossil Q Grant, their first connected device, but in terms of aesthetics, Fossil wants to clearly appeal to a much broader audience. While these pieces aren’t perfect, I think you’ll see these on a lot of wrists. Notifications, step & calorie tracking, sleep monitoring, automatic time zone updates, and a second time zone in the sub-dial are the main selling points of the new smart analog pieces. Like the Fossil smart watches we’ve previously covered, all these devices are Android and iPhone compatible.

Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Smart Watches & New 'Smart Analog' Watches Watch Releases

The new Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal, and smart analog watches should be available sometime between this summer and fall. We don’t have prices for the smart analog pieces, although the previous Fossil Q Grant retailed for $195. The Fossil Q Wander and the Fossil Q Marshal are priced starting at $275. fossil.com

SOURCE:http://www.ablogtowatch.com/fossil-q-wander-q-marshal-smart-watches/