Fossil Q Explorist Review
The first thing we must mention in the Fossil Q Explorist review is the design and value. This smartwatch is still based on the latest technology and it comes with impressive features, but it is more affordable than similar models. This made it very popular and a desirable unit to own in 2019. Anyway, let’s see what this model has to offer.
Features Fossil Q Explorist
The design is standard for most smartwatches. You get a reasonably big display and stainless steel construction. What we like to add is that a user has at his disposal many different bands to choose from, so you can get the look you really want or the look you need at that particular moment.
This is primarily men’s smartwatch, so it comes in a bigger size and it has a robust design. However, thanks to the aforementioned advantage, you can customize it precisely as you want, so this may be a unit suitable for women as well.
Compatible with iOS and Android
Due to the fact this unit is powered by Wear OS, which is owned and developed by Google, the Fossil Q Explorist is compatible with Apple and Android devices. As usual, we can see slightly better compatibility with the Android operating system, but iOS users will also be able to get the most out of this unit.
Connection is simple and standard. The smartwatches use Bluetooth 4.1 meaning that it will work on newer smartphones. It may be impossible to connect it on other, old devices. But, it supports all versions of Android 4.4 and newer and iOS 9.3 and later.
The unit is rated as an IP67 water resistant smartwatch. This means that it can withstand most water-related usages and there won’t be any damages to the unit or the internal components. If you want something even more resistant, this model is once again the best choice!
Beside water-proof design, it is also immune to the dust and shocks. Of course, this isn’t some impressive result, but it is still worthy of your consideration and it can make a huge difference.
24 hours of battery life
We liked the battery life this model has to offer. It is rated at 24 hours, but this is possible only with mixed usability. Most of you will look at shorter battery life, while those who use it as a regular watch will get even more impressive battery life. The bottom line is that the battery life is decent and it is even slightly better than models made by competitors have to offer.
Plenty of available apps and possibilities
All smartwatch users will want a device that comes with many, different apps available. In this case scenario, we can see only the positive sides. There are countless apps to choose from and all the main and popular ones are supported. In addition, there are also plenty of apps which will customize the unit and change the dials, the screens and etc. They are useful when you want to make the smartwatch ideal for your outfit or something similar.
Yes, a standard feature allows for you to track the number of steps you made, the duration you have covered and even the average speed. We should point out that this is accurate data and you can use it for your personal records. It is also possible to download one of many apps of this kind and get advanced activity tracking as well.
The Fossil Q Explorist isn’t primarily designed for activity tracking, but it offers plenty of possibilities and you can get the most out of it.
Integrated speaker and microphone
Yes, the tested model came with built-in speaker and microphone. What this means is that you can use it for making phone calls directly from your smartwatch, without a need to use a phone. We can add that the speakers are loud and offer a decent sound quality. The same applies to the microphone.
Controlling music from your smartwatch is possible as well. This is one of the most common and the most desirable feature at the moment so you will definitely want it on your new smartwatch. Thanks to a massive display, navigation is simple and you get the superb control over your music at any given moment.
A full list of notifications
The smartwatch will notify you about any alarm, message and even phone call. Basically, it is equipped with full-list of notification so any alert or a notification your phone gets will be transferred to the smartwatch as well. You don’t have to look at your smartphone and you can reply to most notifications directly from the smartwatch user interface.
The display is large and offers vivid colors. We liked the brightness as well and in a nutshell, the display is an advantage of the Fossil Q Explorist. It is covered with a mineral glass and it comes with a transparent foil, which can be removed.
- Brand: Fossil
- Model: Q Explorist
- Type: Digital smartwatch
- Materials: Stainless steel, glass, leather, and aluminum
- Activity tracking: Yes
- Notifications: Yes
- Battery life: 24 hours
- Mic and speakers: Yes
- Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches
- Weight: 6 ounces
- Year: 2017
- Modern and advanced unit
- Made of stainless steel and leather
- Plenty of bands to choose from
- Built-in speakers and mic
- Attention to details
- Water resistant, dust proof, and shockproof
- Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems
- Music control
- Plenty of dials to choose from
- Crown button position
- Lack of NFC features
Should I buy it?
At the end of the Fossil Q Explorist review, all we can say is that this model is a desirable smartwatch of the newer generation. It is loaded with features, it is made to last and it comes with superb attention to details. We want to recommend it to all users who are planning to use it for an active lifestyle and for demanding applications. The last but not least, the list of customizations is more than just long.
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