Android Wear devices have become a common household name in the tech world of late, and many tech-sters right now have already gotten one of these devices, while some are still hoping to get their hands on one for their smartphones.
This is probably the reason why there are many players in the smartwatch field today, and the number of manufacturers offering smartwatches are on the increase.
Back in August, a conventional watchmaker known as “Fossil Q” teased an upcoming Android Wear device — its first smart wearable outside its conventional tik-tok (tell-the-clock) type of watch.
Little did we know that the rather oddly named Fossil Q Founder watch wasn’t so far off from an official unveiling which happened last week. The watch company already has the stainless-steel band version of its Fossil Q Founder up for sale on its official online store for just $295.
At a first glance, you will notice the watch’s face close resemblance to that of the Moto 360 smartwatch with the same “flat-tire” display. We have a circle watch face that is made of stainless steel and measuring in at 46mm with a matching 22mm steel band. The company also offer different ranges of interchangeable bands for the smartwatch at an extra $30 per band.
The Q Founder smartwatch has 4GB of internal storage and a 400mAh battery which should be able to take you through the day. The device also supports fast changing with its wireless charging dock.
The Q Founder is one of the only two smartwatches which are powered by an Intel Atom processor (the second being the insanely-priced $1500 Tag Heuer connected smartwatch). The smartwatch runs on Android Wear and it’s compatible with Android OS versions 4.4 and above.
The Founder watch comes with support for Fossil Q Fitness Tracking app which will help you keep track of your daily activities and will assist you in achieving your fitness goals.
The device also has an IP67 water and dust resistance rating, so you don’t have to worry about the watch getting damaged in the case of minor water accidents and the fossil guys claim that it can last up to a depth of 1m of water for 30 minutes. Other features of this Android Wear device includes Bluetooth 4.0+, Light sensor, motion sensor, among others.
As we said earlier, the stainless-steel band model of the Fossil Q Founder watch is now available for purchase on Fossil’s official online store for $295. However, the leather-band variant is listed on the site as “coming soon”, hinting that it is not yet available for purchase, and it has a price tag of $275.
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