Replace: The Fossil Q Wander has been discounted since its authentic announcement at IFA 2016. We have now seen the value drop to $149 /£150 (about AU$200) and it might go even decrease throughout gross sales durations. The watch now additionally sports activities Put on OS software program, however we have left our authentic fingers on overview intact under that refers to Android Put on software program on the watch.
The Fossil Q Wander, one in all two new Android Put on smartwatches from the time piece producer, is a smartwatch for women and people with slimmer wrists.
Q Wander costs begin at $295 (round £200, AU$390), relying on the kind of strap you fancy with silicone, leather-based and chrome steel all attainable choices.
The steel design is modern and chic, moderately than the extra rugged Q Marshal, which supplies it a extra refined look on the wrist. It additionally will not drown smaller wrists in a sea of casing, which sees the Q Wander focused extra in direction of the feminine market.
You’ll be able to simply swap straps too, permitting you to vary the look of your Q Wander for an evening out or train session. It could possibly additionally monitor your steps and actions, supplying you with a weekly report in your motion.
It sits comfortably on the wrist, with the flat plastic rear devoid of a coronary heart fee monitor. When you will not be capable of monitor your beats per minute, the Q Wander is water-resistant so you may take it for a fast dip.
The display screen is shiny and clear, making it simple to learn and there are a variety of watch faces pre-installed on the Q Wander permitting you to personalize your new wearable. You’ll be able to even program sure watch faces to seem at particular factors in a day.
Meaning you possibly can have a health watch face prepared on your morning exercise, which then modifications to one thing extra skilled if you get to work, after which switches to one thing extra private come the night.
It isn’t totally round nonetheless, with it sporting the identical “flat tyre” chunk at its base – identical to the Moto 360 – when Fossil has hidden some sensors.
More often than not you will not discover it, however if you do it is a bit annoying it is not a full circle like, you recognize, an precise watch.
On display screen you will discover the inventory Android Put on setup, with all kinds of functions now out there on your watch. And the excellent news is you do not have to have an Android telephone for the Q Wander to work – it’s going to additionally play properly with iPhones.
Navigation is clean and hundreds instances are quick, because of the Snapdragon 2100 chip sitting inside. That is an improve over the processor discovered within the older Q Founder and the efficiency distinction between the 2 is noticeable.
Charging is simple too, with a magnetic disk which sticks onto the rear of the watch. It’s totally, similar to the charger for the Apple Watch – some might say too comparable.
The Fossil Q Wander is not precisely small, however its slimmed-down proportions will probably be welcome aid to those that discover the present fleet of smartwatches a bit overbearing on the wrist.
The robust design and improved efficiency makes the Q Wander a stable smartwatch, however on the finish of the day it does not boast any further performance over the competitors.