Fossil Q Explorist and Venture hands-on: Android Wear design watches with full round show - Techies Updates

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Fossil Q Explorist and Venture hands-on: Android Wear design watches with full round show

Smartwatches frequently look techy, plain, thick, or ugly. The Fossil Q Explorist and Venture watches carry a full round usable show with superb materials and every day wear solidness.

Back in May I investigated the Fossil Q x Cory Richards smartwatch, however it had that base punctured tire on the show that kept it down a bit. 

Fossil's new Q Explorist and Q Venture models bring utilize a comparable form and outline, yet with a full round show. 

These are not smartwatches centered around movement following like we see with most wearables since they don't have heart rate screens on the back and are designed according to other Fossil form and day by day wear watches. They look and feel great with a sensible value given the innovation inside. 

Details of the Fossil Q Explorist include: 

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • Show: 1.4 inch 454x454 pixels determination
  • Working framework: Android Wear 2.0
  • Smash: 512MB
  • Capacity: 4 GB interior stockpiling
  • Remote innovation: 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • Different highlights: IP67 clean and water safe, coordinated mouthpiece and speaker
  • Groups: 22mm standard width
  • Measurements: 46mm round and 12.5 mm thick 

The Q Explorist that I tried had a smoke shading stainless steel body and band. There are five case and band choices accessible for the Q Explorist with costs of $255 for the calfskin groups and $275 for the stainless steel ones. 

Determinations of the Fossil Q Venture include: 

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • Show: 1.4 inch 454x454 pixels resolutio
  • Working framework: Android Wear 2.0
  • Slam: 512MB
  • Capacity: 4 GB inward capacity
  • Remote innovation: 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • Different highlights: IP67 tidy and water safe, incorporated mouthpiece and speaker
  • Groups: 18mm standard width
  • Measurements: 42mm round and 11.5 mm thick 

The Q Venture has a similar two costs for cowhide and stainless steel with eight shading alternatives accessible. As should be obvious in the specs show, it is somewhat littler than the Q Explorist for those with littler wrists. 


These watches are hefty and measure significantly more than most wearables I use every day. The heaviness of them is near a few telephones today, perhaps significantly heavier. They are assembled well, however you will know you are wearing them toward the day's end. 

There are three catches on the correct side of the Q Explorist with the center crown likewise turning to enable you to look through records, for example, the application launcher. The Q Venture has a solitary catch on the correct side and it doesn't turn. 

The showcases are touchscreen so you can swipe and tap on them. I wound up utilizing the touch screen more than the catches more often than not. 

The stainless steel watch body of the Q Explorist fits my wrist well, however might be too vast for those with littler wrists. The Q Venture is littler and is focused towards those with littler wrists. These watches have alluring bodies, one with a dim genuine look and the other with an a la mode showy look. 

The watch confront glass is smooth and changes pleasantly into the bezel. There doesn't give off an impression of being a surrounding light sensor on this look as splendor levels are physically chosen. 

An amplifier and speaker are available on the Q Explorist. There is a mic on the Q Venture, however no speaker. Music and calls sound respectable through the speaker so you can utilize this to accept calls while strolling without the capacity to hold up your telephone for a call. 

There is no optical heart rate sensor on the back like we see with most smartwatches today. The back has a matte plastic material and is the place the lightweight USB link puck attractively appends to energize the watch remotely. 

The stainless steel band has fast discharge pins inserted in the tie with calculated finishes that fit into the watch body. You can swap out and utilize different groups on both watches, with 22mm and 18mm ties. 


Gratefully, these Fossil watches dispatch with Android Wear 2.0 so you start with the most recent working framework. There are a few adaptable Fossil watch faces and a Fossil Q application to enable you to customize the look of the watch. These incorporate inconveniences to get to your coveted information or dispatch applications appropriate from the watch confront. 

Android Wear 2.0 conveys the Google Play Store specifically to the watch so it is somewhat not the same as the past adaptation where you dealt with your watch applications with the Android Wear cell phone application. At first I discovered it somewhat ungainly to oversee applications and updates on the watch straightforwardly, yet I don't introduce a huge amount of applications so could setup the watch in around 20 minutes with the applications I needed to utilize consistently. 

Google Assistant is available in Android Wear 2.0 and is one of the real highlights I utilize routinely with these new smartwatches. Press and hold the catch on the crown to dispatch Google Assistant and talk your demand boisterously. While the watch has a speaker, Google Assistant demonstrates to you the reactions to your request and does not give a reaction in capable of being heard shape. 

Swipe down to see the watch status and access settings. Swipe up from the watch face to see your warnings. Single press the crown catch to dispatch the application launcher. 


The Fossil Q Explorist was my most loved and I delighted in wearing it for half a month. It was substantial, yet did not trouble my wrist and after I took out two or three connections it fit extremely well. These watches have all the earmarks of being exceptionally well made. 

I am genuinely not a major fanatic of Android Wear and am not satisfied with the way you now need to discover and introduce applications specifically on the watch. The past technique for overseeing applications on your telephone, like the Gear S3 Frontier and Apple Watch, is better IMHO. For whatever length of time that you don't introduce a huge amount of applications, things are awesome. Be that as it may, it can set aside a long opportunity to get applications introduced on an Android Wear gadget. 

I've possessed the capacity to get past the greater part of a day with the smartwatch, yet needed to energize it each night to have the capacity to traverse the following day. The show brilliance can be turned as far as possible up to help with visiblity in sunshine, yet it isn't as clear and splendid as my Gear S3 Frontier or Apple Watch Series 3. 

The watch is quick, extremely agreeable, and functions admirably as a day by day wear look for triaging messages, checking your Google Now cards, noting approaches the go, sending fast instant messages, and following your movement while not working out. 

The Fossil Q Explorist and Venture look awesome and can be worn at the workplace or around town. They are estimated reasonably for pleasant looking design watches that likewise fill in as smartwatches.

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