Fossil is going all in on wearable devices this year, teasing that they will announced over 100 options out on the market by the end of the year. On top of what they’ve already announced, today the company is introducing 7 more new wearables.
Most notably are the Q Wander and Q Marshal, two new Android Wear powered smartwatches. Both are available with 44 and 46mm sizes and they also feature wireless charging and multiple body/strap styles. Pricing starts at $275 and both aim to feature designs that closely resemble a traditional smartwatch. .
The remaining 5 wearables include 3 more smartwatches that feature a very traditional design that hide the smart capabilities very well. Pricing on the Q Grant line starts at $175 and they feature automatic time zone updates and activity tracking. Finally the remaining 2 activity trackers give you a mix of activity tracking and basic notifications starting at $95.
All seven new devices will be available starting later this year, however a specific release window has not been mentioned.
Fossil to Announce New Slimmer Android Wear™ Smartwatches, Activity Trackers and Smart Analog Watches during Baselworld
BASEL, Switzerland, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fossil Brand, an innovator in both the fashion watch and wearable space, will announce its latest activity trackers, smarter analog watches and slimmer Android Wear smartwatches at the 2016 Fossil Global Exposition. Coinciding with Baselworld in Switzerland, the latest additions to its Fossil Q line of devices strike the perfect balance of fashion and function.
Today’s announcement adds the next generation activity tracker Q Motion complete with sleep tracking, water resistance and smart tap technology; slimmer Android Wear watches (Q Marshal and Q Wander respectively); and a smarter analog watch, which infuses technology into a traditional timepiece unlike any other. These devices will become available to customers between early summer and fall 2016.
“We love the digital influence on our world today! It opens up a more direct dialogue with our customers, allowing us to design products and update technology in a much more impactful way,” said Jill Elliott, chief creative officer. “Customers want to be connected to the world around them, and are eager to access information about daily activities, filtered content and their social networks. The expanded Fossil Q line brings creativity, curiosity and connectivity through smarter watches and trackers that enhance their personal style.”
Q WANDER AND Q MARSHAL – POWERED BY ANDROID WEAR
With their touchscreen displays, refined steel and classic leather accents, Fossil’s newest display smartwatches—Q Wander and Q Marshal—pack the power you need to efficiently accomplish all your daily tasks in a smaller, sleeker package. Thanks to customer feedback, the cases are now 44mm and 46mm, and have a silicone strap option giving Fossil’s latest Q devices a versatile edge and making them the perfect addition for your everyday style.
- Q Wander features a soft curving, multi-finish case with artfully sculpted wire lugs, making it both beautiful and functional. The interchangeable genuine leather strap provides the style and comfort customers have come to expect from a watch.
- Q Marshal features a rugged case along with design updates like a striking navy blue plated case paired with vintage-inspired leather straps.
Like our existing Q Founder smartwatch, both Q Wander and Q Marshal feature always-on displays, so you’ll continuously have access to important information like time, calls and alerts. You can also respond to messages from your watch by tapping the screen or by using voice commands. These smartwatches also let you stay on track with your commute info, flights and timely reminders thanks to Google Now™ cards. Q Wander and Q Marshal can be personalized with customizable watch face designs, including exclusive Fossil dials, and interchangeable straps.
Both smartwatches are powered by Android Wear—Google’s smartwatch platform. This allows you to get the information you want (when you need it) on a watch that expresses your style and fits what you love to do.
And with no exposed pins or connectors, charging both smartwatches on the new slim wireless charger is a breeze.
Q Marshal and Q Wander are compatible with Android™ smartphones and iPhones. Both touchscreen display smartwatches will be available later this year and start at $275 (US).
Q MOTION—ACTIVITY + SLEEP TRACKER
Fossil introduced an activity tracker last fall that notifies you of calls and texts, in addition to tracking your activity. This summer, Fossil is adding the latest generation—Q Motion—an affordably priced tracker that takes it to the next level. This device also sends you notifications of calls, texts and activity thanks to haptic vibrations and multi-color LED lights.
In addition to tracking your sleep and activity, Q Motion features smart tap technology—a revolutionary way of interacting with the world around you. With Q Motion, a simple tap plays your favorite music, finds your phone or helps you take that perfect selfie.
No need for recharging Q Motion as its coin cell batteries keep it powered for up to six months. Additionally, it’s water resistant for up to 50 meters, and features a sleek new cylinder design and interchangeable straps.
Q Motion will be available this summer starting at $95 (US).
SMART ANALOG WATCHES
Who says watches should only be used for telling time? Fossil’s smarter analog watches (coming this fall) alert you to incoming calls as well as notifications from your closest contacts with just the turn of the watch hands. It also tracks everything from steps to calories, sleep, automatic time zone updates, a second time zone (seen in the sub-eye on the analog dial), and connects to an Android smartphone or iPhone device via Bluetooth®. Like Q Motion, these analog smartwatches feature a smart button giving users the ability to control the world around them. These smart analog watches are the ultimate convergence of fashion and technology, bringing together the elegance and simplicity of an analog watch with the latest technology of a smartwatch—in four unique watch platforms.
More information is available at foss.sl/MeetFossilQ.