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Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch

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Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch

      Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch

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      Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch
       
      3.7

      (based on 55 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (23)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (10)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Two-Tone Review

      I hope this review helps the undecided buyer. I went into a smartwatch purchase with a couple things in mind. 1. Don't expect multi day battery life out of any current Android Wear...Read complete review

      I hope this review helps the undecided buyer. I went into a smartwatch purchase with a couple things in mind. 1. Don't expect multi day battery life out of any current Android Wear powered smart watch. With some battery saving settings, maybe 2 days max. I charge mine nightly. 2. I'm an Android user, current phone is a Moto Z Play, so I knew I would get the full experience. 3. I wanted a nice watch with some extra features. I wasn't expecting the watch to replace or take priority to the functions of my phone.

      Design/Build – 9/10

      By far my favorite aspect of the watch is the design of it. I was holding out for a smartwatch that looked and felt more like a traditional watch. It just feels very solid with really good weight to it. There are other smartwatches out there that look good, but there is just something different about the way this looks and feels in comparison to other ones that are not made by a watch maker. Just my opinion.

      The two-tone color of the Q Founder would be great for a traditional watch, and it's even more so as a smartwatch. The metal band swaps out easy which is great. I currently go back and forth between the metal band and a 2 piece Nato strap.

      Display – 7/10

      The display is probably the one weak-point of the Q line of smartwatches. If you are looking straight on at the display, it looks good, showing clear images. Off to the sides, it definitely washes out some, maybe due to the fact that it's a transflective lcd panel? Not sure. It could also benefit from a higher resolution as some watch faces just don't appear as sharp. I have noticed the occasional ghosting when swiping around the display as well.

      I am someone who is willing to accept the "flat tire" if the blank space is meant to serve a purpose. The 1st gen Q Founder housed the ambient display sensor there, but it appears that 2nd gen one serves no functional user purpose. It wasn't a deal breaker for me, but I would have preferred the ambient light sensor or fully round display.

      The display does get very bright, bright enough for me to see during the daylight so that's a definite plus. In all around use I only have the brightness set to 2 out of 5.

      Function/Features – 8/10

      As far as features go, the Q Founder is comparable to most other smartwatches out there as it includes almost all the same hardware features minus a few. It has a speaker, mic, WiFi, Bluetooth, wireless charging, and tracking sensors. There is no GPS or heart-rate monitor. The omission of those last two don't really affect me in my use of the watch. I would not utilize this watch as a fitness companion any more than I would wear a traditional watch for fitness. I would opt for a traditional fitness band that would serve that purpose.

      The speaker will do in a pinch as it is not that loud, plus, I am not one that will most likely be taking and receiving calls from my watch. The mic interprets my voice commands about 90% of the time. I leave WiFi off to preserve battery so I can't really say how the WiFi experience is. The Bluetooth connection to my phone has been solid when my phone is in range. I am a huge fan of the wireless charging and was one of the selling points for me on this watch. I know that the pogo pins are probably fine, but I wanted a watch with wireless charging. Lastly, it seems to track my steps just fine which for me is a nice plus to have throughout my day.

      The last part is Android Wear, which is just about the same on all smartwatches running it. The OS has some useful features that I'm sure will improve over time with Android Wear 2.0. There are plenty of videos that will walk you through Android Wear Functionality and features.

      Performance – 8/10

      The Q Founder 2.0 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 wear processor and it does the job just fine. The watch is snappy when navigating around and the interface is generally smooth.

      I do not use it with the always on display as battery life is more important to me than having the display on when I am not looking at the watch. The watch wakes up just fine for me when I move my wrist in the position to view it. At times when it may not, which is not often, a simple screen tap wakes it up.

      The battery life for me on a typical day is more than adequate as most smartwatches will get you about a full day and need to be charged nightly. At the end of my day, which is around 14-16 hrs of having the watch on, I typically have anywhere between 40-60% battery life left. I'm sure that if I had the screen on all the time, this would be far less. I know of other watches that do a little better on battery, but like I said, for me, this was acceptable.

      Overall – 8/10

      The Fossil Q Founder 2.0 checks almost all the boxes that I would want in a smartwatch. I am a person who has always enjoyed wearing a traditional watch which this gives me that function plus the added features like notifications, changing watch faces, step counting, quick voice dictation for searches and text replies, changing out watch bands easily, etc. The display could use some improvement but it is not a terrible one like I've seen and read in some reviews.

      Lastly, I will say again that my experience has been using Android as my phone as mentioned earlier is a Moto Z Play, which gives me all the features that the watch is capable of. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a nice smartwatch and understands what its limitations are.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The sharpest looking watch of them all

      I've only had this watch for a few days but have fallen in love with that completely! It was rather easy to set up but would have been much so easier if I was...Read complete review

      I've only had this watch for a few days but have fallen in love with that completely! It was rather easy to set up but would have been much so easier if I was a Google fan which I'm not. I have my own email address which will not take my phone off of my iPhone. This is a small problem for me though because they don't want to read my email on my watch! Another problem that I do miss is having my own calendar of events. Everything else works fine temperature and all the other keen features! I wouldn't think of sending this Watch back! I just love it!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Battery

      By 

      from Seattle, WA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      Bad battery life only one day

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice looks, good battery, not so easy to setup

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      I have been using the Fossil Q Founder Gen 2 for 5 days. It has a pretty impressive look, much better than an expensive Apple Watch. The battery also lasts 24 hrs even with the display on always. Would have preferred more help in the setup and features available with Android Wear features.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I really really want to shop with you, Fossil!

      By 

      from Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      First, this is not a review of the Q-Founder, as I never even took this watch out of the box. I wasn't supposed to receive this watch. After trying unsuccessfully to purchase my watch and accessories online FOR HOURS, I decided to call Fossil to make this very exciting, albeit expensive, purchase. 3 phone calls and 2 orders later, I managed to make this purchase. Unfortunately, the first order with the incorrect watch did not get canceled, so nearly $500 later I received TWO complete orders. So, another phone call, a trip to the UPS store and 2-3 weeks later, this watch was successfully returned as was my money. As for the watch I did get, love it, as well as all my Fossil handbags and jewelry and other watches! Please Please Please improve your website! Again, I'm trying to make another purchase and am just not able to get your website past the "reviewing your order" point. Heartbroken. But, maybe this is a good thing, perhaps my Fossil addiction is out of control and the universe is saving me from myself. In which case, Thank you, Fossil.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not worth it

      By 

      from San Diego, CA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      Does not sync with mail on apple phone. Only works with gmail. Has to be charged daily. Is not waterproof. Surface scratches easily. Cannot be read outside in sunlight. Wish I had just bought a g-shock instead.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice watch, gets lots of looks...

      By 

      from Lake Charles, LA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      Face glass (bezel) scratches easily, not recommended for use during close proximity /sporty or confined space work.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      I bought it a few weeks ago and it is great except that I can't text from it with my iPhone

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gift for My Husband

      By 

      from California

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      I bought the watch for my husband's birthday. He really likes it, and he seems pleased with the features.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this watch

      By 

      from Florida, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      This is one great looking smart watch. I already opened the Q Marshal and this Founder 2.0 went on sale. I snatched it up with no regrets. Would definitely buy another one.

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Problematic connectivity

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      I bought this a month back. It will connect with the phone for a minute and then connection goes off. My phone doesn't have a problem since it worked perfect with another android watch

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great watch

      By 

      from San Antonio, TX, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Founder 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch:

      The Watch had a great look and liked the customisable dial. But the only disappointment was that the price reduced in two days we bought the watch. That is only thing that made us thought that we could have waited

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