Fossil Q Marshal Review - July 2020

Fossil Q Marshal Review

The Fossil Q Marshal is the next generation from the Fossil Q line. The previous watch in this line was the Fossil Q Founder. You have many styles to choose from to fit your personal design preferences. This watch is much faster than its predecessor.


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. Like a traditional watch, the Fossil Q Marshal has a crown on the side.

The battery life is about 1 day — which is not great for a smartwatch. However, it is not terrible. If you’re not using the watch for sleep tracking, 1 day should be sufficient. It just means you should get in the habit of charging each night, which doesn’t really differ from the standard smartwatch.

It has a built in microphone and speaker, although the speaker is not very loud. During phone conversations, the consensus is that the person can hear you fine but you may have trouble hearing them unless you are in a quiet environment.

You can use Google Maps, Spotify, Google Calendar, and many more useful apps on the Fossil Q Marshal. It is compatible with both Android and iOS, though it tends to work better with Android devices.

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.

If fitness tracking is a priority, the Fossil Q Marshal may not be the smartwatch for you. While it has many useful fitness-related features, its bulkiness, weight, and low battery life makes it a less desirable fitness tool than most other smartwatches. Furthermore, it lacks a heart-rate monitor.

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

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

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a brilliant processor that is setting the new standard for smartwatches, so we like that the Fossil Q Marshal has included this. However, there have been complaints about the Fossil Q Marshal having a poor quality display. Also, there are many reports of frequent lagging.

Alas, the most redeeming quality about most of the Fossil Q’s products is their appearance. It seems like Fossil Q’s main priority is designing classy watches that will appeal to traditional watch wearers, with the added bonus features of a smartwatch. From its bulkier size to the more formal band options, it’s easy to see how models like the Fossil Q Marshal can be more appealing to original watch enthusiasts.

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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!