Fueled by last year’s acquisition of Misfit, the Fossil Group continues it march towards its goal of offering more than 100 wearables by the end of the year. The latest pair of smartwatches to join that collection are the Q Wander and Q Marshal, which go up for early order on August 12.
The pair of Android Wear watches are compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. They’ll relay notifications from your phone to your wrist, alerting you via vibrations form their haptic sensors. They’ll also play nice with Google Fit, Under Armour’s UA Record, Jawbone’s UP and MyFitnesPal.
Both the Q Marshal and Q Wander start at $295 and each come in a 45 mm case size. The Q Wander, with its wire-frame lugs and multi-finish case, is the beauty of this pair, while the more rugged Q Marshal plays the part of the beast. But you can pretty up both watches with interchangeable straps that come in leather, stainless steel and silicon.
The two watches include magnetic chargers for wireless charging, microphones to listen out to voice commands and dictation, speakers for talking back, and sensors for activity tracking. All of that is tucked behind an always-on display, which is ready to wake up whenever it has a new alert for you.
The Q Marshal and Q Wander join a lineup of Q family smartwatches that now numbers more than 20. They’re part of a large collection of wearables that Fossil says will number more than 100 watches by the end of the year, all of which will ship to more than 40 countries.
Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal Smartwatches Available for Pre-Order August 12
Smaller Android Wear™ Smartwatches In-Store & Online August 29
“Q Wander and Q Marshal beautifully marry form and function for a stunning addition to your everyday style,” said Jill Elliott, chief creative officer. “Fossil is known for its quality timepieces and we’re proud of the seamless expansion to our wearables collection. These slim yet highly functional smartwatches reflect the elevated design of a Fossil watch while incorporating a digital experience that’s important to today’s customer.”
A perfect balance of function and fashion, Q Wander and Q Marshal pack the power you need to efficiently accomplish all your daily tasks in a smaller, sleeker package. Features include:
- Touchscreen, always-on display
- 45 mm case size
- Notifications with vibration
- Compatible with Android™ and iOS
- Refined steel and classic leather accents
- Microphone & Speaker
- Activity tracking & Step Goal Setting
- Customizable watch face design
- Interchangeable straps
- Automatic Time Zone
- Magnetic Charger
- Partner Activity Integration including Google Fit™, UA Record™ by Under Armour, UP by Jawbone® and MyFitness Pal™
Q Wander has a beautiful soft curving, multi-finish case with artfully sculpted wire lugs while Q Marshal has a striking rugged case. Both devices have limitless options for personalization including interchangeable straps in leather, silicone and stainless steel, and thousands of customizable options per dial choice, including the dial’s color, numbering, hand style and color, and sub-eyes.
These smartwatches help you stay on track with timely traffic and flight updates, allowing you to get the information you want, when you need it. Both Q Wander and Q Marshal feature always-on displays and feature a haptic sensor that vibrates when you receive a notification, so you’ll always be aware of important information like time, calls, text messages, emails, and app alerts. You can also easily view text messages and emails on your smartwatch when it is paired with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Android smartphone users can also respond to these messages from the smartwatch by tapping the touchscreen or by using voice commands. Not your standard-looking activity trackers, Q Wander and Q Marshal stylishly track walking, jogging and running so you can see your progress over the course of seven days.
And with no exposed pins or connectors, charging both smartwatches is a breeze. The back of each smartwatch easily connects to the magnetic charging unit.
Q Marshal and Q Wander are compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones and start at $295.
There are now more than 20 products in the Fossil Q line-up – including activity trackers, smartwatches, and a variety of straps and accessories.