fossil gen 4 q venture vs gen 3 q venture compared

Fossil Gen 4 Q Venture vs Gen 3 Q Venture Compared

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Fossil Gen 4 venture is high-end smartwatch with a classy design and has NFC, GPS and HRM inbuilt. It is the successor to Gen 3 venture. In this post we compare Fossil Gen 4 Q Venture vs Gen 3 Q Venture specs and their features head-to-head to find all the details that sets this two apart.

Fossil Gen 4 Q Venture vs Gen 3 Q Venture Compared

 Fossil Gen 4 Q VentureFossil Gen 3 Q Venture
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EDITOR'S RATING

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 4 Q VentureFossil Gen 3 Q Venture
Device typeClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 3 Q Venture--
Successor--
Released dateAugust, 2018September, 2017
Ideal forWomenWomen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.2 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixel454 x 454 pixel
Density----
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttons (i digital crown and two pushable buttons)Touchscreen plus 1 physical button
Multi-touch----

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension40 x 40 x 13 mm42 x 42 x 11.5 mm
Weight
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather (silicone straps available)Leather (silicone straps available)
Bezel Material
Band size18 mm18 mm
Screen protection
Water resistantYes, IP67, 3ATMYes, IP67
Swim-proofYes, recommendedNo, not recommended
Color(s)Black, rose-gold, oliveBlack

MEMORY

RAM512512
Internal storage4 GB4 GB
Memory card slot----

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.1 LE
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFCYesNo
GPSYesNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology----
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesNone
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories burntYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Pedometer----
AccelerometerYesYes
Magnetometer ----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesNo
Barometer----
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.1Wear OS 2.0
Chipset----
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby :1-2 days , Mixed usage: ~1 dayStandby :1 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day
ChargingInductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemYes, Google payNone
Compatibility Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion appFossil Q appFossil Q app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 4 Q VentureFossil Gen 3 Q Venture
StrapStrap
Inductive charging magnetInductive charging magnet
Quick starter guildQuick starter guild

What are The Differences?

Fossil Gen 4 Venture vs Gen 3 Venture Specs and Features compared
  1. Design
  2. The major difference between Fossil Gen 4 Venture and Gen 3 Venture is the design plus the Gen 4 has GPS, HRM and NFC inbuilt which can’t be found in the Gen 3 Venture.

    Fossil gen 4 venture has a smaller case size of 40mm while Gen 3 has a bigger case size of 42mm. However, Gen 3 Venture is less thick and slimmer at 11.5mm thickness size compared to Gen 4 venture 13mm thickness size. Gen 4 Venture has a slightly smaller screen size of 1.19 inches compared to 1.2 inches of Gen 3. In other words, Gen 3 Venture is bigger and slimmer while Gen 4 Venture is smaller and thicker but has a better compact and elegant design.

    Fossil Gen 4 venture has three buttons, one rotatable digital crown button and another two buttons that makes navigating the interface a lot easier. While Gen 3 has just a single button.

  3. Connectivity
  4. Fossil Gen 4 Venture having more hardware components inbuilt is better than its predecessor. The Gen 4 Venture has inbuilt; a GPS, Heart rate monitor (HRM) and NFC for mobile payments. These 3 hardware components can’t be found in Gen 3 Venture. The Gen 3 can only use GPS functions by connecting to your phone GPS which can be quiet unsuitable in certain situations. You can’t automatically track monitor your heart rate on the Gen 3 venture as well.

  5. Fitness Tracking
  6. Fossil Gen 4 venture is rated IP67 and 3ATM meaning overall it is water resistant up to 30 meters under water, while the Gen 3 venture rated IP67 is water resistant up to 1meter. Clearly, you can’t wear the Gen 3 venture to the pool, making it a bad choice for swimming enthusiasts who wish to track their swimming activities. However, the Gen 4 Venture can be worn to the pool allowing you track swimming activities.

  7. Battery
  8. There is no much difference in the battery life between these two. Although Fossil Gen 4 Venture seems to offer a slightly longer battery life of about 1 hour.

  9. Fitness Tracking
  10. The Gen 3 Venture does lack GPS and HRM, this makes it a very bad choice for fitness and activity tracking compared to the Gen 4 Venture which has both GPS and HRM built-in.

    Which Should You Buy ?

    Unless you really like the design of the Gen 3 Venture, otherwise, the Gen 4 Venture is a better choice. It gives real value for money, comes with a better design, a more fascinating appearance, has all the standard sensors built in for a complete fitness tracking. It is complete smartwatch.

    Our Pick

    Obviously, the Gen 4 Venture has all the pecks of a high-end and complete smartwatch. It is a great choice for fitness tracking as well a perfect fit for every occasion. We pick the Gen 4 Venture, it gives better value for money and cost just about $30 higher than its predecessor.

    Where to Buy

    Fossil Gen 4 Venture

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    Fossil Gen 3 Venture

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