Fossil Q Founder smartwatch goes on sale today

Fossil Q FounderFossil unveiled its Fossil Q line of wearables last month. Among them was the Fossil Q Founder smartwatch which is powered by Android Wear and a low power Intel Atom processor. The company today announced that it is now on sale in the U.S. at select Fossil stores and online.

Much as other Android Wear devices, the Fossil Q Founder will provide a range of notifications and activity tracking. Voice commands also allow you to perform a range of actions hands-free. Google Now cards will also provide a range of information, including flight details and even a weekly curiosity challenge.

“Technology is a major disruptor in many industries right now – even fashion. But to successfully merge the two, you need to have the fashion design expertise and focus on it first,” said Jill Elliott-Sones, chief creative officer at Fossil. “What’s most exciting about Q Founder is not only how it looks, but the true flexibility it offers our customers. Thanks to its ability to pair with both iOS and Android devices, and the personalization opportunities it brings, we’re more accessible to more people, and able to complement even the most unique personal styles.”

Fossil Q Founder

Fossil Q Founder specifications:

  • Processor: Low-power Intel Atom
  • Operating system: Google Android Wear
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: None
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope
  • Battery: 400mAh with wireless charging
  • Dimensions: 46×46×13 millimeters
  • Other: 22mm strap, IP67 rating, compatible with Android and iOS

Much like the Moto 360 smartwatch, the Fossil Q Founder display is not fully round and has a black bar at the bottom.

The Fossil Q with a leather strap sells for US$275. With a metal bracelet, it costs US$295.

The Fossil Q Founder will make its way to Canada by mid-December. It will be available at Fossil and select Hudson’s Bay stores. It will sell for CA$335 for the leather strap model.

Source : Fossil