Fossil - Q Explorist Gen 3 Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel - Blue

Stay up to date with this Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist smart watch. It has a built-in fitness tracker, so you can monitor your workouts, and a notification system that syncs with your smartphone apps. With its elegant leather band and customizable dial, this Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist smart watch is also a great fashion accessory.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel
  • Quick start guide
  • Wireless charger

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 19)

Features


Compatible with select Apple and Android devices

Including smartphones and tablets with an Android 4.4 or later (excluding go edition) and iOS 9.3 or later operating systems.

Calendar, SMS, email and social apps notifications

Keep you updated on day-to-day happenings.

Touch, tap, and swipe for easy menu navigation

The smart watch features an LCD touch-screen display.

Wear OS by Google

Personalize your watch face to show your next appointment, your fitness stats, or your contacts. Check and respond to messages, right from your watch. So you will always see what is important.

Stainless steel case

Along with a 22mm luggage leather watch band ensures durability and an elegant look.

IP67 rating

Your watch stays protected from dust and can withstand immersion in up to 3.3' of water.

Wireless connection to your device

Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity enables simple one-touch pairing.

Vibrate mode

Quietly alerts you to a range of notifications, such as incoming e-mails, calls and text messages, as well as upcoming calendar events.

Rechargeable battery

For extended battery life. Charge easily using the included wireless charging dock.

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Overall customer rating

4.1
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyably Fashionable

    Posted
    CorruptSS
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Elegant yet simplistic Fossil has done it right. Software: Android wear 2.5 (2.0 with some updates since) is fast, fluid and no lag. The watch so is stable. No crashing has happened since vie owned it. Hardware: Being the snapdragon 2100 processor with 768mb of ram, the watch screams. I can easily get notifications, change watch faces with no lag and keep going through the day. Build Quality: Being made from metal, it’s VERY comfortable. The overall structure is rigid, no flex. The glass is smooth and responsive to the touch. The pins to hold the watch band on are recessed into the band loop so be careful removing them. Bands supported are all 22mm bands. Design: Being a larger watch of 46mm, I was skeptical it was TOO big. It is perfect for my wrist. I am a husky guy so I thought it would be a tight fit. I was wrong. The fitment is firm yet functional. Smooth and simple on the bottom for a nice, easy fit. Screen: It’s elegant. Bright, Clear, Very accurate in color. My Huawei watch Gen1 was nice but lord, this one takes the cake. It really pops colors. Battery: So far I have charged it each night. The first day ended with 55%. Next day it was 67%. The 3rd day was 72%. It seems as the watch gets more accustomed to use, it learns your use and enhances its longevity. Band: The included leather band is VERY premium, Comfortable, breathes quite nice (no excessive sweat builds up) and keeps its color nicely. No fading yet. Charging: Charging is nice since it can use ANY 1amp (1A) QI charger. The included one has a red light on the USB end to let you know it actually made good contact. If it doesn’t it won’t light up. Charging is slow but slow and steady is better than making it get super-hot. Connectivity: Bluetooth range is GREAT. I left it in a cabinet at work, walked 100ft away and it stayed connected. (Granted that’s almost line of sight no walls). I don’t use wife just Bluetooth. As a Watch for day to day tasks, texting, google searches, and notifications I love it. I have not done calls on it yet as my job doesn’t permit it. Would I buy it again? YES. Will I recommend it? YES. When it’s on sale, get one if you can!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, works ok

    Posted
    Katzav
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    No issues to date, simple to use, and looks amazing...all of that for such low, sub 250$, price...cant get any better than that. Love the three buttons and the ability to customize them, love the assistant button, hates that it always getting pressed by me twisting my wrist. So whats the issue? not as rich interface and features as Apple Watch. Yes its not costing as much as well, but would love to see more fitness features integrated without the need to download 3rd party apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 1st Wear OS Watch; So Far, So Good...

    Posted
    TezElNerdo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After swearing to NEVER get a touchscreen watch after going with Pebble, I bit the bullet and went with an Android Wear (now Wear OS) watch. It's fairly simple to learn how to use and is made of great quality (which is what you'd expect from Fossil). Also, I've been able to make the battery last for 48+ hours, more than the 24 listed on the product page through some changes in the settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst watch

    Posted
    Mona

    This watch was bad I have a iPhone 8plus I got it to sync to my phone but no messages would pop up when I got a text watch is worthless for iPhone it was just like a regular watch instead of a smart watch returning it tm also had to wait cause it was on back order when I orderd it and was not told worst experience ever had with best buy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fossil smartwatch

    Posted
    Ursula

    Love the look of the watch but if you have small wrists like myself it may be a little too excessive and uncomfortable. Tried wearing it for a full day and found myself not using it as much as I thought I would and it would hurt my wrist whenever i bent my hand. Decided to return it to get something a little more simple. Nice look but just not for me or my small wrists.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good smartwatch

    Posted
    LightHouse48
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Had the Fossil Q Marshall before I bought the Explorist, and I prefer the Explorist far more. The build is sleeker and not as heavy. Easy to use except, I might be the only one, but I can't seem to sync the watch with the Fossil App. Either way it doesn't take points away from my review. Beautiful watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch that works great with android

    Posted
    Tdub
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I love this watch. Has a beautiful face and doesn't look like a piece of technology on the arm. I would give it a five if it wasn't for the fact that when i flex my wrist, it constantly bumps the main button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium Quality. Genuine Leather Band

    Posted
    David
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Easy to use. Android based software. GPS capable. Comes with neat games too! All day battery life. Wireless charging. Stays connected while using a LG Bluetooth Headset which is essential to my use.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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