Fossil Q Marshal - July 2020

Fossil Q Marshal

While other smartwatches seem like they are designed for techies first and watch wearers second, the Fossil Q smartwatches are the opposite. It appears that Fossil Q’s main priority is designing classy watches that will appeal to traditional watch wearers, with the added bonus features of a smartwatch. Certainly, a model like the Fossil Q Marshal is more likely to impress a traditional watch enthusiast than something like the Apple Watch, for example.

The Fossil Q Marshal is one of Fossil’s hottest wearables. It’s made from stainless steel and the straps are interchangeable. It’s on the large side for a smartwatch, at 14mm thick with a 1.4inch display.

The Fossil Q Marshal has a crown like a traditional watch, but it only functions as a button. Pressing it quickly will turn the screen on or off, a longer press will allow you to access apps, and pressing it twice in a row enables Theatre Mode.

The LCD display has a 320×290 pixel resolution, and is relatively easy to read in the sun. The Fossil Q Marshal has a dust and water-resistant rating of IP67. This means it is fully resistant to dust, and can be submerged in a meter of water for 30 minutes without any problems. While rain and perspiration shouldn’t be a problem, swimming with it is not recommended.

The Fossil Q Marshal has a 360mAh battery with 4GB of storage. Battery life is so-so, generally needing to be charged every night. The charger clips to the bottom of the watch magnetically. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS.

Here’s a list of some of the features of the Fossil Q Marshal:

  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC
  • Phone notifications
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Customizable watch faces

As you can see, the Fossil Q Marshal has many of the standard features of a smartwatch. However, this watch does have some negative qualities. For one, it does not have a heart-rate monitor, which is a big letdown for some people. Also, there have been complaints of the watch lagging sporadically during usage as well as poor display quality.

Check out the videos below for more information on the Fossil Q Marshal:


My name is David and I'm a total tech nerd. I always have been and always will be. I've really gotten into smartwatches since they've come out. They show great potential to change our lives almost as much, if not just as much, as smartphones have. I'm also an internet entrepreneur that makes my living via tech. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you have!