Fossil Q Explorist HR Full Review

Shahriar Siam

There are a plenty of Fossil watches effectively available, yet the organization has made some genuine moves up to its reach with the Q Explorist HR.

The Fossil Q Explorist appeared in 2017, and the tech quickly matured. A ton of the opposition around the Explorist improved, including a few watches from the Fossil brand itself.

With the Q Explorist HR, Fossil has tried to make a watch that rivals the most recent items like the Samsung Galaxy Watch or Apple Watch 3, without losing the unique Fossil looks.

There's likewise the new Fossil Q Venture HR, which is showcased at ladies yet might be appropriate for anybody searching for a more modest wristwatch.

Product Dimensions 5 x 5 x 0.7 inches; 2.8 Ounces
Item model number (Model: FTW4016)
Department Mens
Batteries 1 CR2 batteries required.
Date First Available August 29, 2018
Manufacturer Fossil Connected Watches Child Code
Dial color Black
Water resistant depth 100 Feet

Price & Release Date

You would now be able to arrange the Q Explorist HR from the official Fossil site in the US, UK and Australia.

The cost of the watch contrasts relying upon what variant you're hoping to purchase. The least expensive variant with a silicone or cowhide lash is set at £249/$255/AU$429. In the event that you need the watch with a hardened steel tie you'll need to spend a touch more at £269/$275/AU$469.

The Q Explorist HR is a bigger watch - the organization has its new Q Venture HR for those with more modest wrists - and it includes a superior form metal plan. It's a 45mm case size, which is on the bigger finish of watches and gives it the space for a bigger touchscreen in the center.

We don't have a clue about the specific specs for the showcase - for reasons unknown Fossil doesn't share this data - yet it looked splendid and clear. We thought that it was anything but difficult to move around the showcase with our finger as it's a bigger size than some different smartwatches.

You have a determination of various plans to browse. For the watch body, you'll see it comes in blue, silver, dark, rose gold, gunmetal or smoke and each is made of tempered steel.

There is additionally an assortment of tie alternatives including metal connections or silicone. There's additionally a calfskin alternative - this is the one we've looked into, and we truly like it - that has silicone within that makes it agreeable for working out.

We've discovered the earthy colored calfskin blended in with blue body to be a striking look, however the Q Explorist HR glances alluring in this tone. It sits huge on your wrist. yet, you won't think that its all that weighty as Fossil has figured out how to keep it light.

The case thickness is 13mm, which is about the norm for a smartwatch. It's additionally water safe, or what the organization calls swimproof. In particular, it has an obstruction rating of 3ATM, so you'll have the option to take this in a pool or shower without stressing over destroying it.

The correct hand side of the watch has two fastens that you can tailor to open whatever applications you see fit, while in the center there's a crown that you can pivot to avoid through menus inside the UI.

In case you're searching for a watch with an especially large showcase, this is well worth putting on your shopping rundown of likely choices. Be cautioned however, you can even now observe a moderately thick dark bezel going around the outside - the screen won't contact the edges of the watch.


Fossil watches presently can't seem to represent considerable authority in wellness includes, and you've regularly been exceptional off looking to an appropriate running watch or different smartwatches to get the best involvement with your exercises.

The Fossil Q Explorist HR needs to change that however, and this is the best endeavor yet from the organization to make a completely fledged wellness watch.

It might look too premium to even think about taking running, however there's bunches of tech here that will accomplish more than track your progression tally.

For a certain something, it accompanies Google Fit and Google Fit Workout applications ready, so you can follow your activity system effectively utilizing them, or download different applications from the Google Play Store.

There's a pulse screen on the rear of the watch that sits near your skin and will take readings throughout the day. It will likewise continually screen your pulse when you're in exercise, which is especially useful and we discovered it to be exact.

It's valuable to have an image of your pulse throughout the day, and it's considerably more helpful to have a thought of your exercise HR results.

GPS is accessible on the Fossil Q Explorist HR too, so it will have the option to follow your area regardless of whether you go running without your telephone. We found the watch set aside a frustratingly long effort to associate, and we were left holding up more than 30 seconds to begin our exercise while the watch associated.

At the point when it was associated, it remained associated on a brief go around some rustic regions and we discovered it gave a comparative report of the separation to what we realize that it generally will be.

Specification & Feature

Everything from past Fossil watches is accessible again here, however this time there's some new tech inside that adds some additional highlights.

There's a NFC chip that permits you to utilize Google Pay from your wrist, which means you can make quick and simple contactless installments.

The watch comes running the most recent Wear OS programming, which is anything but difficult to explore, and Google is going to push out new updates to improve the stage and make exploring around the watch significantly simpler.

Having Wear OS implies you can download any Wear OS application from the Google Play Store and make them run on your watch immediately, in addition to it will work close by iPhones just as Android gadgets.

The Q Explorist HR has the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset inside, which we've recently observed perform well in an assortment of watches since it was reported in 2016.

We didn't have any stammering or execution issues presently utilizing the watch, yet you won't get any of the advantages of a more current chipset called the Wear 3100 that we've currently found out about.

The more current chipset is prepared to do better battery life, and that may have been worth sitting tight for. Fossil has said it will make more watches with this tech inside, so you might need to hold on to purchase another watch when those are declared.

Battery Life

The Fossil Q Explorist HR won't have the option to keep going as long as the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, yet you'll see it will get past an entire day prior to waiting be revived. That is reliably the situation with this watch as far as we can tell.

Regularly we had the chance to bed with around 15 or 20% extra in the tank on the watch, which we weren't excessively dazzled by.

With more restricted utilization you may discover the Q Explorist HR will keep going for in excess of a solitary day, however we didn't figure out how to get the watch to keep going for over a day and a piece. Two days would be the most extreme we could predict.

Charging the watch is simple with a restrictive charger that comes in the case. The charging plate is attractive so it'll append effectively to the back of the watch and Fossil suggests you just utilize the charger in the container to revive the gadget.

We found that the watch energized strikingly quickly, so it shouldn't take you long to siphon more battery into your watch when you need it.

The new quick charging highlight implies you can put it down to charge for an hour and realize it will get you through a night without any problem.

There's no low-power battery mode on the Q Explorist HR however, which would have been an approach to effectively drag out the battery life of the watch.


Pros Cons

Large, clear display

Only one day battery

Great design

Can only use proprietary charger

Expanded fitness tech

Not the newest chipset


Fossil's most recent watch looks incredible and comes pressed loaded with tech too. It's not the most progressive smartwatch on the planet, but rather considering its cost you'd be unable to turn out badly with this Wear OS gadget.