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The full specification, features, pros, and cons of Fossil Gen 3 Explorist , a smartwatch for the classic man which runs on the Google wear OS and was released in august 2017.

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Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist Full Specifications

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Features:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 3 Q Explorist
Device typeClassic smartwatch
Predessesor--
SuccessorFossil Gen 4 Q Explorist
Released dateAugust, 2017
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.44 inches
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixel
Density249 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 physical button
Multi-touch--

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension46 x 46 x 12.5 mm
Weight
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather (silicone straps available)
Bezel Material
Band size22 mm
Screen protection
Water resistantYes, IP67
Swim-proofNo
Color(s)Black, gold

MEMORY

RAM512
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.1 LE
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
NFCNo
GPSNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringNo
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burnt--
Calories Consumption--

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

Pedometer--
Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)No
Barometer--
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.0
Chipset--
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeStandby :1-2 days , Mixed usage: 20-24 hours
ChargingUSB Magnetic charging cable
Charging timeAbout 2-3 hours

MISC

Payment system--
Compatibility Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion appFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist
Strap
Inductive Charger
User manual

Fossil Gen 3 Explorist Features

Design

Fossil Gen 3 explorist comes with a great design which makes it very attractive, classy and elegant. The body is built for durability, the case is a stainless steel material, whereas the straps which are interchangeable with a 22mm strap size is made of silicone material. The watch faces can be customized to your choice.

The display is great and it features a brightly full-color AMOLED display with a high resolution that makes the screen readable under all ambient conditions. It is touchscreen and features 3 physical buttons by the right side which allows for easy navigation of the 1.4 inch screen size.

Battery

The battery life of Gen 3 Q Explorist is not so great, perhaps due to the fact that it comes with Qualcomm snapdragon wear 2100 processor which is considered outdated and drains the battery. The battery is li-ion, on standby you should expect a battery life of about 1-2days while on mixed average usage it’s estimated to last almost a day. However, battery life totally depends on usage.

The Gen 3 Q Explorist battery can be charged simple by plugging the USB end to a low-power source, then place the smartwatch on the inductive charging magnet. It takes about 2-3 hours for the battery to be fully charged. To avoid damage to the device, it is recommended that you use only inductive chargers. Also do not use a USB hub, USB splitter, USB y-cable, battery pack or other peripheral device to charge .

Media

The Gen 3 Q Explorist is fun packed. It comes with 4GB internal storage space that lets you store your favorite tracks and other files which you can listen to via a Bluetooth enabled earbud on the go while working out, in the office or just recreating or simply play via the loudspeaker that comes with the watch.

Water Resistance/Protection

The Gen 3 Q Explorist is IP67 certified and as such is water and dust resistant, but below our expectation. It’s not recommended to wear it to the shower, ocean or to water depths below 0.5-1meters.

Activity/Fitness tracking

The Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist is not the perfect choice for fitness minded people. It only comes with the basic accelerometer sensor which only tracks steps and other simple activities from Google Fit app. There is no GPS for tracking outdoor functionality. There is no heart rate monitor for tracking heart rate variations.

Notifications & Application

The Gen 3 Q Explorist comes with a Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE which when paired with a compatible smartphone sync effortlessly to enable notifications alert as they arrive. Notifications include;

  • It alerts you when there is an incoming call or missed calls.
  • It keeps you updated with it’s event reminder and calendar features.
  • It is capable of updating you with weather forecast data.
  • It notifies you when you have a new text message alert.
  • It also alerts you when there is a new email on your phone.
  • It alerts you instantly when there is a notification from different third-party applications such as Facebook alerts, Whatsapp alert and Twitter alerts.

The Gen 3 Q Explorist though comes with a rose-gold stainless strap, the straps are interchangeable with a 22mm strap of your choice. Beside this, the watch faces can also be customized to your choice.

The Gen 3 Q Explorist is compatible with android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later and iOS 9.3 or later.

The Gen 3 Explorist doesn’t have an NFC chip which would have supported Google pay a contactless payment system which lets you make payments on the go with a simple swap .

The Gen 3 Q Explorist has a loudspeaker and a microphone which lets you use the voice command feature for text and otherwise via Google assistant.

Pros

  • The design is very attractive, fashion-focused and classic.
  • The body is built for durability.
  • The Straps and watch faces are customizable.
  • It runs on Google’s wear OS, meaning access to more apps.
  • There is a loudspeaker and microphone.

Cons

  • There is no GPS for outdoor activity tracking.
  • There is no NFC for Google pay.
  • There is no HRM for heart rate monitoring.
  • Tracks only basic activities.
  • The battery is not so great.
  • No sim slot.
  • It’s not swim-proof.

Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on Fossil Gen 3 Q Explorist;

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Features:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7 / 5)

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