Hands on Review – Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Light Brown Leather Smartwatch
The Fossil Q Wander is one of the latest Android Wear smartwatches launched in IFA 2016. Since the Q Marshal is for men, the Q Wander is intended for ladies out there.
Starting at $295, you may opt for a Q Wander with a stainless steel band, a leather band or a silicone band.
The Q Wander like its male counterpart focuses more on design. The watch features a metal, sleek design that’s elegant and more appropriate for the ladies. The watch is comfortable on the wrist even though it has a certain bulk to it. The straps are interchangeable so if you have a slimmer wrist, you always have the option to choose another band.
The Q Wander looks just like the Q Marshal. Both have a physical crown button on the right side and holes on both sides for the built-in mic and speaker. The display is also the same on both watches. It’s a 295 ppi display that looks bright and clear so texts are easy to read. The same with its male counterpart, the Q Wander also suffers from the so-called “flat tyre” effect. The black bar on the bottom of the screen is where things light sensors are placed. Although it’s not that big of an issue, it’s still disappointing that you don’t get a full-circular display on what is otherwise a great display.
The watch can track daily activities like your steps and distance traveled. The stock Android Wear software gives you access to a huge selection of apps and options for your watch. The Q Wander is also compatible with iPhones which is great especially if you don’t have an Android phone. You can also choose from a collection of watch faces anytime you want.
Navigating through the watch is fast and the apps are launching pretty quick thanks to the new Snapdragon 2100 processor powering it. The new processor also promises better battery life as it said to draws 25% less battery power than the previous models.
- Activity Tracking
- Wireless Charging
- Touchscreen Functionality
- Smart Alerts
- Interchangeable Bands
- Smartphone Notifications
- Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
- LED Flashlight
- Sleek and elegant design that’s very appropriate for the ladies.
- Lots of customizing options.
- Simple wireless charging.
- No heart rate monitor
- Suffers from “flat tyre” effect.
- Can be quiet big for ladies with slim wrists.
The Fossil Q Wander is an attractive smartwatch for ladies. The watch puts a big emphasis on the design and thanks to that new processor inside, there is no problem when it comes to its performance. Its Android Wear setup is good but it definitely needs more functionalities to edge out its competition.
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The Fossi Q Wander is an all-around excellent smartwatch that's made exclusively for ladies out there.