While on holiday in Orlando Florida I lost my Apple Watch at the water park volcano bay yesterday.
While out shopping I spotted the Fossil Q Founder Gen 2 at only $40 which I thought was good deal as I wanted a watch that looked mechanical but was a smart watch.
Strong build quality
Looks like a mechanical watch
IP67 protection rating
Screen doesn’t fill watch face
Lacking high-tech features
I recommend it to anyone who wants a great looking watch that also shows notifications from your smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. The Q Founder 2.0 is technically unremarkable, but really fantastic looking.
It doesn’t have a wide range of unbelievable features, the strap isn’t made of dried phoenix wing or something truly unique you can change the straps which changes the look of the watch. The software can be bothersome. It just happens to make me smile when I catch sight of it on my wrist.
Ive mentioned technical shortcoming number one no heart rate sensor and now it’s time to talk about shortcoming number two. The 1.5-inch circular screen has that divisive flat tire look.
I had my doubts that the Fossil Q Founder 2.0 but took a chance with it at the price I got it for. It’s more of the same on the software side, which you can get on any Android Wear device. Unfortunately, you’ll also be getting the same unforgiving treatment of a wearable-sized battery here, too.
Storage: 4GB Flash
Memory: RAM is 512 MB
Operating System: Android Wear™
Sensors: G-Sensor, Gyroscope
Compatibility: Android™ OS 4.3+ or iPhone 5/iOS 8.2+
Connectivity: Bluetooth® Smart Enabled / 4.1 Low Energy, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n – Powered by Android Wear™
Battery Life: 400mAh — Estimated all day
What’s In the Box: Wireless Charger (USB Type), Quick Start Guide
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100