Hands on Review – Fossil Q Marshal Touchscreen Gunmetal Stainless Steel Smartwatch
Fossil has brought us perhaps one of the best looking smartwatches that you can get right now, the Fossil Q Marshal. It sports a circular display that is house inside a chunky bezel which gives it a rugged, stylish look to it. Launched at the IFA 2016, it is already available right now and if you are looking for a smartwatch that ups in style, you mustn’t forget about the Q Marshal.
The design of the Q Marshal is what makes it able to compete with its rivals especially the premium smartwatches. The company did a really great job on making this watch desirable. A single crown button sits on the right side of the watch which gives you access to different functionalities and options for the watch. The circular display is bright and clear. It’s easy to see the screen when you are outside. But one thing that can be disappointing to some people about the watch is that black bar on the bottom of the display, like the one you see from Motorola’s wearables. You’ll have to live with that “flat tyre” screen design since the bar houses the watch’s sensors. The watch also has an IP68 rating which means it’s safe to shower with it, just don’t take it for a swim.
And since this wearable also comes with an Android Wear software, its software experience is practically the same as the one you get from other Android Wear watches. It still receives notifications, use third party apps, voice control, fitness tracking and get Google Now alerts. You can also access a good selection watch faces made by Fossil or opt for the ones made by Google.
Inside the Q Marshal is powered by a Snapdragon 2100 processor at its core which translates to fast navigation, no lags, and the applications open up a lot faster too.
- Wireless Charging
- Touchscreen Functionality
- Smart Alerts
- Interchangeable Bands
- Smartphone Notifications
- Activity Tracking
- Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Rugged, stylish design makes the watch desirable.
- Comes with a reasonable price.
- Powered by a fast Qualcomm processor.
- Feels comfortable on the wrist.
- Wireless charging is nice.
- The “flat tyre” design is a huge letdown of what is otherwise a pretty good screen.
- No heart rate sensor included.
The Fossil Q Marshal is smartwatch that’s perfect for fashion minded people. It’s design is comparable with the premium smartwatches out there. With a price tag that’s a little bit over than $300, you’ll get a great-looking watch with great performance as well. It’s really a good alternative for those premium smartwatches out there.
Where to Buy the Fossil Q Marshal Touchscreen Gunmetal Stainless Steel Smartwatch
The new Fossil Q Marshal is a fast all-around smartwatch made exclusively for men thanks to its new Snapdragon 2100 processor, that puts a lot of emphasis on the design department.