Watch maker Fossil announced plans this summer to get into the smart watch space, and now Fossil is starting to show off its Fossil Q line of connected accessories.

The Fossil Q line includes a smart connected bracelet, a connected watch without a digital display, a watch with a round face and Android Wear software.

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The company isn’t providing a lot of details yet, but Fossil says its devices will:

  • Work with phones running Android, iOS, or Windows software
  • Support activity tracking features such as step counting and calorie burning estimates
  • Allow you to select what type of notifications to view

The bracelet will come in men’s and women’s styles, and the watch will support “classic” bands.

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While there’s no shortage of smartwatches on the market, many of the first products to run Google’s Android Wear software have been watches from PC and phone makers, not watch makers. But 2015 is the year when watch companies ranging from Fossil to TAG Heuer are getting into the game, along with other familiar names including Casio and Swatch.

via xda-developers

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2 replies on “Fossil Q Android Wear smartwatches coming soon”

  1. I posted here, that I’d never buy a smartwatch from a phone or computer maker; that a Watch company would be more likely to produce one I might buy.

    But Fossil isn’t the right one… they’re just a ‘fashion watch’ maker, they don’t even make their own movements. And this one is supremely ugly…

    Companies I’d consider for a smart watch:

    – Citizen
    – Random Kickstarter outfit
    – Breitling
    – Seiko
    – Omega

    Oh and lol Traser – at least they already know how to make watches that keep glowing without battery power! Its a start in the right direction 😉

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    If you look at Citizen’s ‘Satellite’ ‘Eco Drive’ watches, they’re a prime candidate for making the first non-idiotic ‘smart’watch.

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