Taking the stylish look and elegant design of the former Fossil Q and adding so much more to it, the Fossil Q Venture HR is ready to amaze you with both its looks and its performance.
Who said you can’t combine beauty with brains? That’s what the Venture HR does exactly.
Fossil Q Venture HR In-Depth Review
The Fossil Q Venture HR keeps the classic elegant design of the Fossil Q and adds improved modern technology to it.
The 40mm case that is rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet will definitely get your approval.
The “HR” in its name refers to its new heart rate monitoring feature which gives you info related to your heart rate during all workouts from yoga to running.
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It also keeps track of all your activities and shows you the steps taken, distance walked, and calories burned.
The Venture HR allows you to set custom goals for yourself like drinking water or exercising, which makes it a great motivation to reach goals that are unique to you.
The Fossil Q Venture HR gives you the freedom to leave your phone behind with no worries at all as it has built-in GPS to show you where you are and where you’re going and map out your walk or run.
It also stores your music for you so you can hype up your workout from any app including Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Soundcloud, iTunes, or Apple music.
Furthermore, it lets you make online payments through Google Pay in almost any place that you can use your credit card.
You can feel safe jumping into a pool or hopping in the shower without taking your Venture HR off as it’s swim-proof and won’t suffer damage when it gets in contact with water.
Connecting your watch via Bluetooth to your phone will make it deliver your text, call, calendar, multiple time zones, alarm clock, and smartphone app notifications to its screen with a gentle buzz to catch your attention which ensures that you don’t miss out on anything.
If you’re traveling to a different time zone, the Venture HR automatically adjusts according to the correct local time.
The built-in microphone allows you to send voice commands to your watch to perform a variety of tasks. You can also assign certain functions that you use the most to specific buttons.
The Fossil Q Venture HR gives you a degree of personalization thanks to the customizable dials that you can swap to match your mood.
You can also customize the watch face with any photo you want from your Instagram or Facebook. You can also switch the strap with any 18mm strap thanks to the interchangeable design.
Powered by Wear OS by Google, it’s compatible with both Android (4.4+) and iOS (9.3+) smartphones as well as any device that has Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.
The Fossil Q Venture HR doesn’t take much time to charge as it can reach about 80% of charge in just one hour. Although it lasts around 12 hours only, which isn’t the best battery life around and is subpar to many rivals at the same price range.
However, the short charging time required compensates for that.
With the same elegance and grace as the original Fossil Q, the Fossil Q Venture HR performs better and offers a lot more features. The original watch did seem to be a little overpriced, but with the new additions the Venture HR has, it’s a great bang for your buck.