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Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch

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Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch

      Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch

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      Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch
       
      3.5

      (based on 37 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome Watch running Android

      I've had the watch a few weeks now. Really wanted something that counted my steps, showed my messages and looked traditional. This watch has done all those and more!
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      I've had the watch a few weeks now. Really wanted something that counted my steps, showed my messages and looked traditional. This watch has done all those and more!

      As I wore it more and more, I started to really understand and like the great features it has like showing my Google cards. Getting a notification when I'm leaving for work about traffic is a great way this watch integrates with and android phone.

      Battery life has been on par with my previous smart watch. I can get an entire day of use with no issues at all. Usually have 20% left at the end of a day with moderate use. If it's charged in the morning and will get me through a busy work day and make it until bedtime, that's a win in my book.

      I also Enjoy the ability to customize it with tons of great affordable bands from fossil. I customized my watch with a grey leather band that the nice lady at the store recommended and she even changed the silver buckle with the black one to match my watch.

      I had an AW Sport and for what I used it for I couldn't justify the looks of it and the higher initial price tag and higher band price tag over this.

      Great job Fossil!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good design failed by bad tech

      This is my second Android Wear watch, after the original Moto 360. I wanted to move to a watch designed by a timepiece maker instead of a tech company but have been let down...Read complete review

      This is my second Android Wear watch, after the original Moto 360. I wanted to move to a watch designed by a timepiece maker instead of a tech company but have been let down by the lackluster components Fossil has decided to use in their second generation watches.

      As a piece of jewelry that rests on your wrist, I think the Q Wander is a resounding success! Unlike my former smartwatch, this one has some heft to it. The steel case feels solid, as well as the ceramic (?) back. I like that the lugs have a non-traditional design that remind me quite a bit of a Shinola watch. The black silicone strap is incredibly soft and pliable. The size is good, too, with a bit smaller screen and slightly larger bezel. Unless it's glowing with a notification, it looks more in line with a regular timepiece that a piece of tech strapped to my wrist.

      But it's a step back in quality in other ways. The screen -- arguably the most important part of a smartwatch -- is very low quality. It has easily the worst viewing angles of any LCD I can remember and swiping through the interface shows considerable motion blur. The screen also has the "flat tire" cut-out, usually reserved for the immensely useful Ambient Light Sensor. Except this watch doesn't have the sensor! It makes absolutely no sense to not have a full circle if you're going to leave off the only reason to have a flat tire. I guess Fossil got a deal on cheap, semi-circle displays!

      And even though it uses Snapdragon's 2100 chip especially made for wearables, I've found a fair bit of stutter and lag. In many ways, my previous watch, what with its aged internals, is still a better performer. But the watch does have some tricks many other Android Wear watches don't have, like the external speaker for phone calls and media playback.

      I've had considerable trouble with the small, magnetic charging puck as well. The watch only ships with the cable and not a wall wart, which isn't that big a deal since I have MANY sitting around the house. But for the first hour (during setup), I couldn't tell if the watch was getting a charge (it wasn't). I wasn't sure if the wall warts I was using were under or over performing, possible causing harm to the $300 watch! Eventually, with a fair amount of manual fiddling, I could get the charging indicator and screen to come on. It charges very slowly, too. My previous watch has a foolproof dock that always works and charges MUCH faster. Users in other forums indicate theirs do pick up a charge right away, so I may have a faulty unit.

      Besides the looks, the best aspect of the Q Wander is the battery life. I could get a full workday worth of use from my previous smartwatch but not much else; however, the longevity of this one is fantastic! I use "Always-On" mode and have easily half the battery left at the end of long day. No need to top it up before going out on the weekend.

      Ultimately, I'm not sure I got my money's worth from this watch. I guess I was expecting -- at minimum -- the same performance from my much older watch, but with the looks and style of a Fossil timepiece.

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      5.0

      LOVE!

      By 

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      I love this watch. Battery life is excellent! Very sharp and user friendly. I am able to receive text and notifications. Speaker is very clear when using it for phone calls. Kinda bulky for petite wrists, but makes it very easy to read texts! Android user.

       
      5.0

      My son loved it!

      By 

      from Wichita Ks.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      It's sleek and very nice looking. My son was excited when he said "Ok google" and it opened. Now he can receive messages quietly when in class and not have to look at his phone. He personalized his watch face as a Marines watchface because he wants to join next year. It was easy for him to create his watchface. He is in love with this smartwatch. Nextyear I hope to get him the 3rd series for the Ole screen. Thank you fossil for helping me make my sons Christmas wonderful

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Orlando FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      Very easy to function.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Quality not that great for the price

      By 

      from NC

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      Barely worn a few times and the silicone band broke right at the link. Can't find a replacement.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far I like it

      By 

      from Spring Tc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      My only complaint is that the face is bigger than I thought.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Smart looking smartwatch

      By 

      from London

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      This is so much better looking than my old Apple Watch. I love it.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would buy again

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      Was a gift for my husband, he loves it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great watch

      By 

      from London

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      I love my Fossil watch. It may not be perfect but it does what I need and it's excellent value for money.

      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not What I Expected

      By 

      from Richmond, VA

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      I bought this watch for my partner as an anniversary gift, thinking that it would be pretty comparable to an Apple Watch in features but more her style aesthetically. I was told when I bought it that it synced well with iPhones and that she would be able to text, talk, download workout apps, etc. Instead we found that there are a lot of limitations that I wasn't told about even when asked directly about them, but when we tried to return it they would not let us. Now I feel like I have wasted hundreds of dollars on a watch that is not what I was told it would be. Do your own research and make sure that this watch actually has all of the features that you are looking for!

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great Phone but.....

      By 

      from Houma, LA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fossil Q Wander Touchscreen Silicone Smart Watch:

      Great Phone ,God's features but it won't stay connected to my phone. Very frustrating when you are waiting for them to communicate with each other. Don't know about this watch.

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