The New Fossil Q Control touchscreen smartwatch is ready to hit the UK market. Fossil have pulled out all the stops with this new model which now includes heart rate tracking. The watch features a stunning round full colour display that is fully customisable to suite your tastes and personality. You can customise the features too with on the go activity tracking, music control, voice activated Google, Google maps, and interchangeable watch straps.
The new watch is powered by Android Wear™ and is compatible with phones running Android™ 4.3+ or iOS 9.0+ however it is useful to note that not all features are supported by every phone so you would be wise to check your phone is on the list. ( Most new phones are supported) Just don’t try and connect it to your Nokia 3310. Like many other hybrid watches and smartwatches the watch uses Bluetooth Smart Enabled 4.1 low energy to keep a strong connection between your phone and your watch.
It also features some great notification features such as texts, emails, app alerts, multiple time zones, alarm clock, social media and calendar alerts making this seemingly do most if not all the same things as an Apple Watch. I really think this is a strong rival to the Apple watch at a much more affordable price tag. With smart watches it can be hard to find the middle ground between costing a fortune and getting a good quality, responsibly sourced, reliably watch however this watch is probably one of the best smart watches of the year so far and has been released right next to Black Friday and Christmas making it the ideal gift to give to a friend, family or loved one this festive season.
The watch is also water resistant to 5ATM or 50 metres, which means you can wear your Fossil Q watch whilst you shower or swim, it measures your heart rate continuously during your workout to give you the best analytics possible.