Smartwatch Class – The Fossil Q Founder is the first android wear smartwatch made by Fossil company. Fossil has been very famous in the world of conventional watch, but now they also tried to make a debut in smartwatch era to compete with Apple, Tag Heuer, Samsung and many other smartwatch makers.
Fossil Q Founder Review
To be a new comer in smartwatch market, Fossil hasn’t made an easy way. With some android wear usual issues, Fossil Q Founder still struggles in showing their best within this newest particular smartwatch.
Today, Smartwatch Class would like to show some quick review about the Q Founder’s design, specification and price.
Fossil Q Founder Design and Display
The present of some new comers in the world of smartwatch gives lots of good impact. It feels like the conventional watch maker such as Fossil, Guess, and Tag Heuer have helped Samsung, Motorola, and even Apple company to make a better designed smartwatch.
Having a look like a chronograph watch, the Fossil Q Founder is weight in around 72g which is very big in term of Android wear.The diameter is 46 mm just like the big size Moto 360. But sadly Fossil Q Founder is thicker.
The strap can be grabbed in metal and leather. So you don’t need to worry about having a not-your-style kind a watch on your hand.
Talking about the display it is not having so much differentiation towards Moto 360. It uses the same ambient sensor for adjusting screen brightness which is mainly based on the environmental lighting. Just like the Moto smartwatch, the LCD display is 1.5-inch with 360 x 326 resolution and 240 ppi density.
However, Fossil Q Founder isn’t powered with heart rate sensor. But if you like this watch as your fashionable watch, you might not need this feature and it will be so fine for you.
Fossil Q Founder Specs
Fossil is motored by Android Wear which is one of the best smartwatch OS by now. Within the platform, the performance of Fossil Q Founder is much supported by the Q companion app. For other apps, the Fossil smartwatch possesses no problem in operating it. You can use Google Now cards, Voice control plays, and Citymapper which is basically an android wear app that worked very find with this watch.
This Fossil newest smartwatch is packed with 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory. The Wi-Fi support is pretty nice but don’t expect a GPS to be present in this smartwatch, unfortunately.
For its processor, it’s run by the same processor of Tag Heuer Connected which is Intel Atom Z34XX. Compared to Qualcomm, this processor doesn’t make any big differences.
Fossil Q Founder Price
Fossil Q Founder is basically the most expensive Fossil Q type of watch. The price is in front of Fossil Q Reveler, Fossil Q Grant and also Dreamer activity trackers. However, the price is quite cheaper compared to the main competitor namely Tag Heuer Connected, Moto 360 and Huawei Watch. Huawei Watch is the most expensive one with $350 price offered and followed by Moto 360 with $299. Gladly, you can get Fossil Q Founder with only $295. You can also decrease the price with using a brown leather strap to replace the metal band with only paying $275.
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Fossil Q Founder
Fossil Q Founder can make differences in the world of smartwatch with its lovable design and well performed specification. The price is also better compared to Moto 360 and Huawei Watch. But sadly there is no heart rate monitor and GPS on it.