Fossil’s range of Android Wear smartwatches will be coming to Australia the company has confirmed to Ausdroid after announcing their US launch will go ahead this month.
The Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshall will be hitting US Stores and online from August 29th, with pre-orders going live on August 12th. Australians will have to wait a little longer, but not as long as usual with Fossil advising us that both watches are scheduled to launch in Australia at Fossil retail stores and our website from the 5th of September.
Both models of watch will feature a 45 mm case size, with always-on touchscreen. The differences in style is what separates the models with the Q Wander featuring ‘a beautiful soft curving, multi-finish case with artfully sculpted wire lugs’ while Q Marshal is aimed at a different market with a ‘striking rugged case’.
Of the designs for the Q Wander and Q Marshall, Jill Elliott, chief creative officer said
Q Wander and Q Marshal beautifully marry form and function for a stunning addition to your everyday style. Fossil is known for its quality timepieces and we’re proud of the seamless expansion to our wearables collection. These slim yet highly functional smartwatches reflect the elevated design of a Fossil watch while incorporating a digital experience that’s important to today’s customer.
Not much is known about what’s under the hood, but their initial announcement back in March, an Intel processor as well as 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM was rumoured. Charging will be via the rear with a magnetic charger connecting to the smartwatches.
Fossil has partnered with Google Fit and MyFitness Pal for activity tracking, and as an Android Wear watch you can connect it to both Android and iOS smartphones. Smartphone integration of course includes notifications like text messages and emails, as well as app notifications. And you can tell the time on it! Fossil will be further enhancing the software side of things with their Fossil Q Android (and iOS) app that can be installed, letting you set goals, and further customise your experience with more watch faces, upload activity data to partners such as UA Record by Under Armour and UP by Jawbone.
Pricing has been announced in the US at $295, with Fossil advising they will be announcing Australian pricing shortly.