(Mirror Daily, United States) – Everything that is smart is in. Smartphones, smart TVs, smart thermostats, smart cars and smart watches. And the smart producers like Apple or Samsung are starting to get competition when it comes to smart timepieces. The new Android watches from Fossil are proof that technology can be elegant and timeless.
At first, the Android smartwatches were only produced by tech companies like LG, Samsung, ASUS, Motorola and others. But slowly, big watch companies realized that the classic, wearable timepiece is rapidly being replaced by its more technological advanced counterpart.
Some established companies, like Rolex or Cassio, remained faithful to their designs and carefully crafted, lifetime lasting components. Others, like Fossil, saw the opportunity of expanding their offer and came with their own version of high-tech wrist watches.
The Q Founder was the company’s first attempt at Android Wear. The model was launched last year, and it featured Android compatibility. Because Fossil prides itself on the fact that their products can last a lifetime, the model is still on the market.
But it’s not alone, not anymore. The new Android watches from Fossil, the Q Wander, and the Q Marshal will bring serious competition to the “traditional” high-tech wearables created by companies which worked with Android long before Fossil realized that time can be displayed on an analog wrist accessory.
The Q Wander features a multi-finish, soft case. It looks somewhat similar to last year’s model. But the key is in the subtle differences, the Q Wander is better, and more attentively crafted than the 2015 model. Upon closer examination the wearer can observe a design that follows the edge of the casing. If anything, it could be assimilated to the Gear S2’s dial case. Also, the timepiece features additional spacing between the crown’s ridges.
The other smartwatch that Fossil will bring to the public attention is the Q Marshal. As the name suggest, its design is a bit more rugged. It’s more of a manly timepiece with a rough contour and a leather bracelet.
Both the models will be available in 44 and 46 millimeters, and the base cost will be of $275. Naturally, any additional improvement like a bigger size or a metal bracelet will bring along an extra cost.
Both the Wander and the Marshal feature wireless charging and multiple body colors. The latter option allows women to rock a Fossil made smart wear with little to no difficulty.
The new Android watches from Fossil will be available sometime “later this year”.
Image source: Fossil.com