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Fossil Q Control Review

The third-generation Q watch by Fossil is first to include a heart-rate monitor.

Smart Watches date May 19, 2018 MAD Team

MSRP $ 275.00
MSRP $ 275.00


  • Ample Android Wear apps
  • Slashproof
  • Google Assistant
  • Healthy battery life


  • Lack GPS
  • Lack NFC
  • Quite expensive



Nowadays, Smartwatches are not merely a thing to wear, it has well become a fashion accessory. Who doesn’t want to hear a notification from a nicely guided smartwatch around the wrist? And the Fossil has nailed this aspect and rolled its futuristically designed smartwatch with some steel build. As of now, the company is offering gold and grey colors in Q Control.

In terms of hardware, the smartwatch has come up to the expectation of a Fossil product. The smartwatch sits very comfortably around any type of wrist, thanks to its 20mm bandwidth. The silicone band won’t annoy you even after hours of physical activity. Fossil has added a new layer to navigation that feels very fluent. The display size sits at 1.3-inches with a 450×450 resolution. The bright spot of this smartwatch is its touch-sensitive display around the edges of the bezel. It lets you swipe along the edge of the screen bezel without hindering the screen display.

A solid performer in day-to-day use

The swim tracking by Fossil Q Control is just incredible

There nothing much special about the display, but it functions well. But one thing that stands out the Q Control display is the ambient light sensor, finely placed under the display. It saves the user from the fury of direct sunlight and one can easily navigate through the watch in any lighting condition.

The watch runs on Wear OS, which was earlier known by the name of Android Wear. This operating system has been spotted on many of the smartwatches in the past. Though, after the arrival of other operating systems, Wear OS seems to be out-of-fashion and it holds true to it due to its same app selection, and also there is no significant change in the functioning since its launch. However, Wear OS is updated to the latest Android Oreo and comes in a number of wonderful watch faces.

In the performance department, Fossil Q Control doesn’t disappoint me at all. The smartwatch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and 512MB of RAM. Throughout the testing, the watch didn’t pop up any issue and obviously, anyone can fall for it. During my previous experiences with smartwatches, performance was always stumbled with some of the other hiccups, but not with Q Control.

Fossil Q Control holds true to its basic functioning of fitness tracking. With Google fit installed in it, the smartwatch can keep constant track of your steps, heart rate, and other workout sessions. The additional feature of water resistant makes it a perfect match for a smartwatch. You never have to worry about the weather, if you are wearing it. On top of that, the watch also offers swim tracking with apps such as MySwimPro. Bravo!!

In the context of battery back-up, Fossil Q Control was quite impressive. Even after putting it under some rigorous testing, the battery lasted for almost a day, which is certainly much better than many of other smartwatches presently available in the market. If you wish to fuel your watch for some more time then you need to turn on battery saver mode, which will offer some more juice.

The wireless charging is quite common in the recent smartwatches, but I think, Fossil forgot to pack this feature in Q Control. For many of you, strapping a magnetic pin-based charging puck may become a tiresome job. The addition of wireless charging would have undeniably added the missing punch.

Final Verdict

All inclusive, Fossil Q Control turned out to be an excellent smartwatch. In the performance and build aspect, this smartwatch transparently excels. If you are thinking about comparing Q Control with Samsung’s Gear Sport then you will be disheartening yourself for sure. I wish, Fossil would have thought something better of its OS. Rest, I think Fossil succeeded in delivering an accomplished smartwatch.

Where to buy: MSRP $275.00

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