Google buys upcoming smartwatch technology from Fossil Group

Fossil smartwatch lineup (2018)

Watchmaker Fossil Group this week revealed that it is selling some smartwatch technology it is currently developing to Google. The transaction is valued at $40 million (about CA$53 million). It will see Google acquire both new smartwatch intellectual property and and a portion of Fossil’s R&D team. Greg McKelvey, EVP and chief strategy and digital officer of the Fossil Group, provided little […]

Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander smartwatches to be available August 29th

Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal

Fossil introduced two new Android Wear smartwatches, the Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander, at Baselworld 2016. The company at the time promised a launch in either late summer or early fall. Yesterday, it announced that both will go on sale on August 29th with pre-orders to start later this week. “Q Wander and Q Marshal beautifully marry form and […]

New Fossil smartwatches and smarter watches to be unveiled during Baselworld 2016

Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshall

Fossil announced the Fossil Q Motion activity tracker just days ago and brought it to SXSW 2016. It today announced it will unveil new wearables at its 2016 Fossil Global Exposition taking place in Basel at the same time as Baselworld 2016. It plans to announce two new Android Wear-powered Fossil smartwatches and a new a smarter analog watch. “We love the digital influence on […]

CES 2016: Fossil Q54 Pilot smartwatch

Fossil Q54 Pilot

Fossil unveiled its line of Fossil Q wearables back in October. Among the new devices introduced was the Fossil Q Founder smartwatch and the Fossil Q Grant “smarter watch.” Today, the company introduced a new watch, the Fossil Q54 Pilot. Billed as a “smartwatch for analog watch lovers,” lacks a digital touchscreen display, opting instead for the connected approach we saw […]