Wearables

Fossil Q Founder Gen 2 Review

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.

Good

High-class style

Strong build quality

Looks like a mechanical watch

Competitive price

IP67 protection rating

Bad

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.

Specification

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

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