Fossil Founder Q: watch in Android Wear finally available

The Fossil Founder Q is one of the few connected watches in Android Wear to work with an Intel chip, including that of Tag Heuer. The company has just started marketing. So now we know its price – 279 euros or 299 euros depending on its finish – and all of its data sheet.

Q Founder (FTW20002P) is the first watch from Fossil connected in Android Wear. She was seen briefly in August, during an event organized by Intel. A month later, Fossil more detailing his watch with some photos. Then, in October, Fossil had given more information and some video. The last building block just asked since Fossil has just started marketing the Q Founder, from 299 euros in France or $ 275 US for the version with a stainless steel bracelet, directly the brand site. There is also a version with a leather strap, not yet available, which will be sold 279 euros.

An Intel chip

The opportunity then to discover a little more in detail the features of the watch. First, the Founder of Q Fossil SoC integrates an Intel Atom, a rare decision in an industry that swears by the Snapdragon Qualcomm 400. the Tag Heuer Watch Connected however include, unveiled earlier this month and incorporates an Intel Atom Z34xx. For the Founder Q, we have no further details except that the watch incorporates 4 GB of flash memory for storage and 1GB of RAM.

Standard bracelets

The screen of 1.5 inches supporting a resolution of 360 x 320 pixels or a resolution of 240 DPI. However, it is unclear if the slab is LCD or AMOLED kind. However, it knows the size of the casing: 46 mm in diameter and 13 mm thick and a stainless steel construction. The box weighs 72g and is compatible with standard bracelets with a width of 22 mm. Great news if you want to change the standard strap with a beautiful leather strap. The watch is water resistant as evidenced by its IP67 certification allows immersion up to 1 meter deep.

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A thermometer?

To track activities, the Founder Fossil Q integrates a tracker appears to be a simple pedometer works with the gyroscope and accelerometer integrated. Fossil also seems to have built a thermometer (a first in Android Wear) to display the outside temperature. Unless it’s just the temperature read from a Google Now card.

1 day autonomy

At independence, Fossil announced 24 hours thanks to a battery with a capacity of 400 mAh. An autonomy that seems limited against other Android Wear watches as able to hold almost 48 hours. Recharging it would last about 4 hours.