Traditional Fossil timepieces are considered to be elegant and classy while being quite affordable too. Many enthusiasts swear by the brand when it comes to traditional, mechanical watches. However, the company hasn’t enjoyed the same success and following when it comes to smartwatches. Well, that could change for the better with its latest offering, the Fossil Q Explorist HR smartwatch. Here are its specifications, features and price.
Superb design and display
The Fossil Q Explorist HR is a great-looking smartwatch that closely resembles a traditional watch. Many people who only have a glance will mistake it to be a mechanical watch because of its large, circular glass front, notched bezels and old-school crown buttons.
What makes the Fossil Q Explorist HR much more than just a mechanical watch is its brilliant 1.4inch OLED panel that is sharp, bright and beautiful. The screen comes with an always-on option that enables you to tell the time without raising it and waking up all the smart features inside.
The smartwatch is offered in a variety of attractive colours that can be further customized with straps made out of different materials like metal, silicon and more.
Decent performance and useful features
The Fossil Q Explorist HR runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset and offers 4GB of internal storage. The smartwatch offers dual connectivity options though Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Performance is snappy and there aren’t any lags while launching apps or using the in-built functions.
Unlike previous Fossil smartwatches, the Fossil Q Explorist HR is water-resistant up to 30 metres. So, you don’t have to worry about any water damage for the most part. Another nice touch is the built-in NFC chip that allows you to make contactless digital payments via the smartwatch itself.
The Fossil Q Explorist HR also lets you store and control music without the need for your phone. Other useful features include activity tracking and heart-rate tracking.
Impressive battery life
Although the company itself claims all-day battery life on its official website, the Fossil Q Explorist HR might just last you even more than that. Charging is fast and easy with the proprietary charger in the box that gets the battery up to 80% with just one hour of charging. All in all, we have no complaints when it comes to battery life.
The Fossil Q Explorist HR smartwatch retails at around Rs 21,999 and offers some great features like built-in GPS, a heart-rate monitor, NFC capabilities and good battery life. Though on the larger side, it is a relatively light watch that most people will wear comfortably on their wrists. Whether you should buy it or not is a matter of personal opinion, but if you do, there are more chances that you will be happy and satisfied with your decision. For an easy buy, you can also consider Tata Capital’s consumer durable loan that comes with flexible repayment options.