Fossil to acquire Misfit for US$260 million

Fossil Q wearables

Texas-based Fossil recently unveiled its line of Fossil Q wearables. Its parent company, Fossil Group, today announced that it will acquire Misfit, the company behind the Misfit Shine and Shine 2 activity trackers and other fashionable wearables, for US$260 million (about CA$345 million). The acquisition provides Fossil not only with Misfit’s current products but also those currently in development along with a scalable cloud and app […]

Fossil unveils Fossil Q Founder smartwatch and connected accessories

Fossil Q wearables

The time for teasers is over; Fossil today formally unveiled its Fossil Q line of wearables. Billed as a “line of fashionable connected accessories that showcase the design excellence, expert craftsmanship and bit of whimsy that defines Fossil,” a total of four different devices will be available along with a companion app. “Our customers are obsessed with their personal sense […]

Fossil teases upcoming Fossil Q smartwatch and wearables

Fossil Q smartwatch teaser

Fossil first announced its intention to jump into the wearables market earlier this year. The company has since stayed in the news, regularly confirming that it was getting closer to launching its first devices developed with Google and Intel. It finally teased its new smartwatch and line of connected accessories back in August. The brief glimpse was enough to confirm that […]

Fossil smartwatch to launch as Fossil Q?

Fossil smartwatch at IDF 2015

Fossil gave us a short glimpse at its first smartwatch at this year’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF), one of three wearables it plans on launching later this year. Aside from confirming that it will be powered by a mobile Intel processor and Android Wear, the company revealed little else, not even its name. A USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) trademark filing […]

Fossil unveils first wearables including Android Wear smartwatch

Fossil smartwatch at IDF 2015

Fossil first announced its intention to launch a line of wearables back in early March. More recently, the company’s CEO announced that the company would launch both a smartwatch as well as a connected “smarter watch” next quarter. Yesterday, it teased both along with a line of connected bracelets for both men and women at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) keynote. Fossil also […]

Fossil sees future in “smarter watches” as well as smartwatches

Fossil watch closeup

Fossil first announced its intention to jump into wearables back in March. It outlined a strategy that includes a range of devices, some with displays and others without. More recently, it announced that it would launch new Fossil watches “with some added technology features” as early as Q4. CEO Kosta Kartsotis yesterday provided additional details as the company announced its Q2 financial results. […]

Fossil watches with “added technology features” coming as early as Q4 2015


The Fossil Group first announced its intention to jump into the wearables market back in March. It promised a range of accessories and price points that would be offered under both its Fossil brand as well as licensed brands Michael Kors and Emporio Armani. Fossil CEO Kosta Kartsotis this week shed more light on the company’s plans during a conference […]

Fossil Group wearables coming this year

Fossil 2015 wearables ecosystem

High-end watchmakers are not the only ones jumping into the wearables space. Fashion companies are also rushing in. The latest to announce plans to offer what it calls connected accessories later this year is the Fossil Group. Greg McKelvey, Fossil’s chief strategy and marketing officer, yesterday outlined the company’s plans to analysts. Fossil plans to offer ‘multiple accessories and price points” both […]