Fossil today has announced the fourth-generation of Q lineup smartwatches Q Venture HR with 40mm stainless steel casing and Q Explorist HR with the large 45mm case. The Fossil Q Venture HR and Fossil Q Explorist H will be available by the end of October 2018 at Rs 19,995 and Rs 21,995, respectively.
The new Q Venture HR and Q Explorist HR retain the company’s simple, modern aesthetic with a host of advanced features including a heart-rate sensor and a standalone GPS chip.
Commenting on the same, Steve Evans, EVP of Fossil said:
Since our entry to the smartwatch market, it has always been our first priority to be nimble and adapt quickly to innovations-both in technology and design. We know a lot of watch wearers have both a traditional watch and some kind of an activity tracker— by adding significant features in terms of technology, without compromising our design standards, this new generation of smartwatch will provide consumers with one device that fits all of their needs. Ensuring the best possible experience for our customers has always been important, which drove the innovation of this product; we cannot wait to see the consumer response around the globe.
The smartwatches are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC and pack NFC for Google Pay, built-in GPS that allow the users track walks, and runs, hikes, bike rides, and more, Swimproof Functionality, and a heart rate sensor where users can get the reading and automatically track heart rate across multiple types of workouts using Google Fit.
It features a stainless steel case and touchscreen digital display and the company claims 24+ hours of battery life. The straps and bracelets are interchangeable (Q Venture HR: 18mm / Q Explorist HR: 22mm). It supports Wireless syncing + magnetic charging and is compatible with iOS 9.3+ and Android 4.4+. Most importantly, it is powered with Wear OS by Google.