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Hands-on: the Fossil Q Grant isn’t Android Wear, but could still make for a nice smart companion

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Hands-on: the Fossil Q Grant isn’t Android Wear, but could still make for a nice smart companion

The Fossil Q lineup didn’t handiest have an Android Wear watch — there are health bands or even analog watches in its arsenal. One of the ones is the Fossil Q Grant, which — like the Razer Nabu Watch — is going for a extra conventional watch revel in whilst enforcing a little bit of smart capability.

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The Fossil Q Grant’s “smart” functions don’t prolong too some distance. Your wrist will vibrate while any related notifications come thru on your telephone (and a little blue notification whilst blink if that isn’t sufficient). It additionally counts your steps. And that’s it.

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Most of the magic (if you'll be able to name it that) is completed in Fossil’s app. They’ll display you what number of steps you are taking and can use that information to estimate what number of energy you’ve burned. It’s right here the place you'll be able to additionally decide which notifications ship an alert for your watch, so the ones disturbing Twitter pals gained’t be environment your watch off each and every 5 seconds.

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And that’s that. It’s an odd watch differently, with a dial that’s used to manually set the time simply as you may on some other conventional timepiece. It does glance quite just right, although, so we’ll provide it a few issues on that on my own.

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You can see the more than a few fashions and wrist straps in the pictures above, and you'll be able to head right here to order one should you’re bought.

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