Fossil (in collaboration with Intel) has unveiled a stylish Android Wear watch, the Fossil Q Founder. Yep, the one they've been teasing since August.
It has a 46mm steel chassis and a round display (with a Moto-like "flat tire" display) and comes with a selection of steel and leather bands. The watch is rated at IP67 (up to 1m of water for half an hour). Fossil has prepared several companion apps that will help you load a new Fossil dial – one you download or one you make yourself.
The Fossil Q Founder smartwatch can track your activity – walking, running, jumping – and the Q Curiosity feature will alert you to interesting details on your surroundings.
"Technology is a major disruptor in many industries right now – even fashion. But to successfully merge the two, you need to have the fashion design expertise and focus on it first," said Jill Elliott-Sones, chief creative officer at Fossil.
The smartwatch is powered by Android Wear and supports Android (4.4+) and iOS devices (iPhone 5 and later, iOS 8.2+). The retail package comes with a wireless charging dock. There's no word on screen type or resolution, but the battery is a decent 400mAh.
The Fossil Q Founder will go on sale today in select Fossil stores, starting at $275. It seems that the initial units will come with a stainless steel band, the leather band option is marked "coming soon."
By the way, if this one is too gadget-y for you, the Q Grant smartwatch has a classic look (with physical dial and arms) but more limited functionality.