Is My Phone Compatible With A Smartwatch?

Asking yourself, "Is my phone compatible with a smartwatch?" Here's how to find out.

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Before you purchase a new smartwatch, you'll want to make sure that it's a make and model that will pair seamlessly with the smart technology you're already carrying around with you.

Fossil Q smartwatches

Fossil Q Smartwatches - All Generations 

Fossil Q smartwatches with touchscreen dials are compatible with Android and iOS devices, and specifically those with Android OS 4.3 and iOS 9 and above. As long as your phone has Bluetooth, you'll be able to pair it with your Fossil Q smartwatch! 

If you're running iOS, go to the App Store and download the Android Wear App. If you're running Android, install it from Google Play. Once your smartwatch has a charge, you'll be able to follow the Android Wear app instructions to pair your watch with your smartphone and start using it.

Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatches

Fossil Q Hybrid Watches - All Generations

Fossil Q hybrid smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS devices, specifically those running Android OS 5 or iOS 9 and above. As long as your phone has bluetooth, you'll be able to pair it with your Fossil Q hybrid watch!

Your hybrid watch runs on a standard coin-cell lithium battery, so you won't have to charge it before pairing it with your smartphone. If you're running iOS, go to the App Store and download the Fossil Q App. If you're running Android, install it from Google Play. Make sure your Bluetooth is turned on, and hold the middle button of your watch until it vibrates 3 times to put it in pairing mode. The watch hands will animate, and the Fossil Q app will take you through the setup process for your hybrid watch. 

 

Shop our favorite smartwatches and hybrid smartwatches, and get connected with Fossil Q today.