Fossil Announces Line Of Smartwatches That Pick Style Over Tech-Savvy

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The Texas-based mostly retailer Fossil is throwing its glove into the smartwatch recreation - and in doing so, defining its Fossil Q model by selecting trendy aesthetics over tech-oriented performance.
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The retailer Fossil has all the time been recognized for its Texan type with a European sensibility, and the identical appears to carry true for the corporate's first-ever line of smartwatches, which come full with some style-savvy elegant leather-based bands and glossy smart bracelets—all of which current as extra conventional timekeeping (or, within the case of the latter, accent-sporting) fare.

The corporate's first line, referred to as Fossil Q, consists of two sorts of Android-based mostly smartwatches. The leather-based-banded Q Grant runs between $ one hundred seventy five-$ 195, and the metallic black or silver Q Founder is priced at $ 275). There's additionally a pair of smart bracelets—the Q Reveler for males and the Q Dreamer for ladies, that are each $ one hundred twenty five apiece, and include eight band choices.

The official press assertion launched by the retailer suggests the corporate is particularly focusing on the marketability of the Fossil Q watches, touting a sartorial timelessness. "With a spherical face and basic bands, our display watch proves that a related timepiece may be as trendy as its built-in software is useful," the submit delcares.

The smart equipment within the Fossil Q repertoire are powered by an Intel chip, and are every suitable with Apple and Google platform-based mostly apps like Google Match and Apple Well being, and with iOS generally. However whereas the watches and/or bracelets might or will not be decked out (till their official launch across the vacation season, it is unclear about their performance as an entire), there's one factor that may be stated for sure: they're undoubtedly all a few conventional, trendy aesthetic that rivals (just like the aforementioned Apple) often put on the again-burner.

"Identical to having a phone on the desk and headphones on the road, it is a standing image and the watch will evolve equally—it will not simply be for the tech-minded, it's going to even be about type," relayed Fossil's chief strategy and advertising officer Greg McKelvy in an unique with Mashable this previous January. "That is an enormous alternative for us."

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By way of: Mashable

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