FEMALE’s 2019 Car & Gadget Awards
Most Fashionable Wearable – Fossil Gen 4 Smartwatch
A tech-packed timepiece
Looking for a classic watch that comes packed with modern technology? Introducing the Fossil Venture HR – the latest slick addition to the American fashion brand’s wrist device line-up! A female-friendly smartwatch made for the everyday android or iPhone user (compatible with Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.3+), this fourth-generation Venture runs on Google’s newly updated Wear OS and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Platform.
An accessory beyond its aesthetics
This model comes in a variety of cases and bracelets not only for the watch wearer to lust over, but to also pair elegantly with just about any outfit you wear – whether it’s a workout attire or a date-night dress. To top it off, it features quick-release straps and bracelets that allow you to easily change to any designs of your liking and the customisation option doesn’t end there! Ranging from fashion-forward to novelty dials, users are also able to switch watch faces anytime to suit their moods. Want something more personal? Then choose a picture from your pre-paired social media account as the background of your watch face to make the already stunning touch-screen digital display stand out even more.
Fitted with upgrades that matter
Simplicity and affordability aside, this intuitive smartwatch is equipped with tech upgrades – Heart-Rate Tracking, Untethered GPS and Swim-proof functions that users of its predecessor have long been waiting for. To sum it up, the wrist-based optical heart rate monitor works as advertised, so you can now manually and automatically take a heart rate reading on the go. Its IP67 rating means that you don’t have to worry about it getting wet. It’s swim-proof up to 50 metres, so you can wear it while swimming or in the shower. Lastly, the standalone GPS capability ensures that you won’t have to bring your phone along when you’re out exercising as the watch will automatically map and track your location and distance during logged workouts via Google Fit and other third-party fitness apps.
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