Fashion brand Fossil has officially launched its range of new smart wearables which were announced back in August at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2015,. Collectively known as Fossil Q, they include a smartwatch and several activity trackers cleverly disguised as fashionable bracelets.
With more and more “classic” brands opting to design smartwatches that actually look like watches, Fossil has opted for the same, designing the Fossil Q series to be something style-conscious consumers would be comfortable with wearing.
The two smartwatches in Fossil Q come in two styles – one with a touchscreen display and the other with a traditional analog watch face. In addition, the two connected bracelets are designed for men and women respectively.
Users can also install an app which has features that allow them to keep track of their steps taken, calories burnt (Q Activity), and even notifications (Q Notification). There are also features that prompts the user to break free from their routine (Q Curiosity).
The Fossil Q Founder has a touchscreen display and sports an Intel chip inside. This Android Wear smartwatch is slightly bigger in size but the company has mentioned that it is working on a size that better suit the ladies.
The Fossil Q Grant is actually a smartwatch that has an analog watch face on the surface but underneath it is where it syncs and tracks the user’s activity while still being able to notify them of calls, texts and notifications using haptic feedback and the LED indicators on both sides of the watch.
The Q Reveler is designed for men while the Q Dreamer is designed for women, both come with a narrow leather band. They’re identically thin, lightweight and has the same features and push-notification method as the Q Grant.
The Q Founder will be launched very soon and it will cost $275 (about RM1,175). As for the Q Grant, Reveler and Dreamer, they will be available in stores on 25 October 2015. The Q Grant will cost $175-$195 (about RM750 – RM835) while both the Reveler and Dreamer will be sold for $125 (about RM530). No word yet on whether it will reach Malaysian shores and how much it would cost.