At CES 2016, Intel hosted the smartwatch Fossil because as you will recall are (for now) the only wearable on the market with its chips and we were able to see them for the first time, leaving impressions “hot” in the video below . We got our hands on Fossil Fossil Q Q Founder and Grant, the smartwatch launched during 2015 with the activity tracker Fossil Fossil Q and Q Dreamer relever, but at the show in Las Vegas range has grown with a new “smart watch “Q54 called Pilot. Unfortunately it was the only one not present.
Q54 Pilot owes its name to the analogue chronograph Pilot 54, so it has a classic look without touch display (as Q Grant) and some smart features. The case is constructed of stainless steel, but the strap can be chosen in leather or steel. Components “hardware” are concentrated at the bottom of smartwatch, on a hard plastic, and are virtually the same as Grant Q: Bluetooth module, LED colored, vibration, accelerometer and coil for wireless charging. Essentially can control physical activity, by measuring the distance traveled and calories burned, and notifies you of calls or SMS on your smartphone (Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 8.2 or later). Fossil Q54 Pilot will be available this spring at $ 175-215, depending on the configuration options. The pack will also include a dock for charging wireless.
Fossil Fossil Q Q Founder and Grant us but really amazed: watches are traditional, but with a “brain”. Fossil Q Founder has a stainless steel water-resistant (IP67) with touch and round straps 22mm leather and steel, while Fossil Q Grant has a stainless steel case with a display (no-touch) and strap leather or steel. From the technical point of view, they have roughly the same technical specifications with 4GB of internal memory, 400 mAh battery for up to 24 hours of battery life, Bluetooth 4.1 and various sensors, including a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope. There is also a microphone for voice commands, but only in Q Founder. Perform all the functions of a fitness tracker and more vibration and LED indicators you can be customized (in color and in the activation time) depending on the message sender / call. Unlike the Q54 Pilot, the Q and Q Founder Grant are already available in the US market and in the online shop of the company: the first can be found at a price of 275-295 dollars, while the other has a lower price of 175 -195 dollars.
Fossil Q family
Always at the CES 2016, Fossil has announced two new versions of Q Dreamer and other straps for men and women, which will be available by January. The company also made it known that it has updated the Q app, which shows in the 1.1 release notifications faster and information as soon as you start the app. Q Notifications now supports 17 additional applications, for a total of 50. You can change your profile photo and there are new supported languages, including Italian, and this gives us hope on the arrival of Fossil Q also on our market . Fingers crossed