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Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist run Android Wear 2.0 on a $255 budget

Earlier than promised, Fossil unveiled the third generation of its Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches. Both run Android Wear 2.0, of course, and are based on Qualcomms Snapdragon 2100 chipset.

Both watches come in a choice of metallic and gold color hues with a metal or leather band (exchangeable). The Q Venture has a 42mm case, the Q Explorist is 44mm in diameter; both watches measure 12mm thick. The two models are easy to tell apart the Explorist is slightly larger and it has two buttons in addition to the crown.


Fossil Q Venture in Stainless Steel and Rose Gold
Fossil Q Venture in Stainless Steel and Rose Gold
Fossil Q Venture in Stainless Steel and Rose Gold
Fossil Q Venture in Stainless Steel and Rose Gold

Fossil Q Venture in Stainless Steel and Rose Gold

The Q watches have an estimated all-day battery life and offer activity tracking: steps, distance and calorie tracking. The watches are IP67 waterproof, but thats not enough for swimming.


Fossil Q Explorist in (Smoke) Stainless Steel
Fossil Q Explorist in (Smoke) Stainless Steel
Fossil Q Explorist in (Smoke) Stainless Steel
Fossil Q Explorist in (Smoke) Stainless Steel

Fossil Q Explorist in (Smoke) Stainless Steel

The Q Venture and Q Explorist are available on Fossils website for pre-order at a price of $255 to $275, depending on the strap (metal is $20 extra). The watches will start shipping on September 24.

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