It’s been two months now since we first learned of Fossil’s upcoming wearables, as the company brought along its latest gadgets to the Intel Developer Forum. Fossil had several models with varying feature sets to show off, ranging from simple notifiers, to fitness trackers, all the way up to the company’s first Android Wear smartwatch. A few weeks later, we picked up more details still, including a name for the lineup: Fossil Q. Today the rest of the pieces fall into place, and we meet the entire Fossil Q family of products, including the Q Founder smartwatch.
Unfortunately, Fossil is still being super-light on details, and while we know the Q Founder will cost about $275 and start selling sometime before the holiday season, we’ve heard jack when it comes to anything like hardware specs or battery life. Hopefully those all-important specifics will surface in the weeks leading up to retail availability.
Next there’s the Q Grant, the watch you find below. This one is largely standard dumbwatch fare (those are actual hands you’re seeing, not an LCD screen), but with a pair of LED notification lamps that can be color-coded to indicate messages from specific contacts. This guy will sell in the $175 to $195 range.
Beyond that, Fossil also introduces its Q Reveler and Q Dreamer fitness trackers. Despite the two names, these are both the same product, with the branding attempting to split sales down gender lines. Like the Q Grant, they use color-coded notification alerts, as in addition to vibration cues. They’ll work with Fossil’s companion app to gather information on calories burned and distance traveled. Both will sell for $125, and along with the Q Grant, those sales get started on October 25.