New Fossil Q smart analogue watches bag September release date

Q Crewmaster, Q Nate, Q Gazer, Q Tailor all heading to our wrists
Fossil smart analogue watches land

Fossil has announced the availability of its smart analogue watches announced at Baselworld 2016, which are set to land on 28 September.

The range includes the Fossil Q Nate, Fossil Q Crewmaster, Fossil Q Gazer and the Fossil Q Tailor. They all build in a host of smart features and are pretty much the same watch, just with different stylings. All include fitness tracking with goal progress displayed on a second dial on the watch face.

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And the smartness doesn't end there. There's also a healthy dose of notification action, where you be notified about calls and messages from specific contacts on the watch itself. You set up a number for a contact and when they calls you'll get a vibration and the hands will point to corresponding number on the face.

There's also an alarm set via the app and the ability to add dual time zones.

A host of new watches

It's going to get mega confusing to explain the visual differences here, so check out the pictures and captions below – and let us know what you think.

Fossil Q Crewmaster – solid stainless steel build. Designed for men. $175

Fossil Q Tailor – leather straps, rose gold, simple styling. $175

Fossil Q Mate – quintessential Fossil watch style. $175

Fossil Q Glazer added bling on bezel and metal straps. $175

Want our opinion? Well you're going to get it anyway: these watches feel every bit as good as the likes of the Mondaine Helvetica No.1 Smart and the Withings Activité Steel – and ooze Fossil's classic design. If you like a Fossil watch, these are right on point. You wouldn't even know they were smart: and what greater compliment can a wearable get in 2016?


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2 Comments

  • Jlhowland24 says:

    Any updates on how these watches perform? They're at the top of my list but I've seen some amazon and fossil.com reviews that hint at issues with Bluetooth connectivity as well as problems with a week vibration alert. Thoughts. I'd really love to see a side-by-side of these with a withings device since they seem to be the standard-bearer. Also looking forward to an indepth review of the Steele HR once it hits shelves. 

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