We are excited to announce our latest activity trackers, smarter analog watches, and slimmer Android Wear smartwatches at the 2016 Fossil Global Exposition at Baselworld in Switzerland. The latest additions to our Fossil Q line of devices strike the perfect balance of fashion and function.
Today’s announcement includes 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 in 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, our 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 the latest Q devices a versatile edge and making them the perfect addition to 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.
Q HYBRID SMARTWATCHES
Who says watches should only be used for telling time? Hybrid smartwatches (coming this fall) alert you to incoming calls as well as notifications from your closest contacts with just the turn of the watch hands. They also track everything from steps to calories, sleep, automatic time zone updates, a second time zone (seen in the sub-eye on the analog dial), and connect to an Android smartphone or iPhone device via Bluetooth®. Like Q Motion, these hybrid 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.
Check out our Fossil Q wearables here.
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