Fossil Q Marshal vs Moto 360 2nd Gen - July 2020

Fossil Q Marshal Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

With so many smartwatches out there, it’s important to do research and compare devices in order to find the perfect watch for you. The following will be comparing the Fossil Q Marshal and the Moto 360 2nd Gen.

In some ways, these smartwatches are quite similar. Both of these devices aim to look more traditional — they each have a circular watch face and classy bands such as leather and steel. They each have the standard 22mm strap, wireless charging, and are compatible with Android and iOS devices. However, there is plenty that make each of these smartwatches unique.

Moto 360 2nd Gen


One of the best things about the Moto 360 2nd Gen is its durability; it’s equipped with Gorilla Glass 3 and has a water-resistant rating of IP67. IP67 means it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes without a problem, but it is not recommended to swim with.

Interestingly, it comes in 2 different sizes. This is quite a unique option for a smartwatch. Choose from a 46mm or 42mm screen size; the 46mm screen comes with a 22mm band, while the 42mm screen is equipped with a 20mm band.

The company describes the larger watch as ‘for men’ while the smaller watch is ‘for women’, though many people believe the smaller watch is superior regardless. Each is 11.4mm thick, making it bulkier than the standard smartwatch.

The Moto 360 2nd Gen is equipped with the Snapdragon 400 processor.  It has a decent battery life, easily lasting a full day despite frequent usage. However, it most likely needs to be charged each night in order to ensure that it will last the next day as well.

With this device, you can effortlessly use voice control to access many functions. It can help you to find your smartphone if you’ve misplaced it, alert you if you are running low on battery, and has call/text notifications.

The Moto 360 2nd Gen has a built-in heart rate monitor, which is a highly useful tool that can be used to improve overall health. The screen is usually off, unless you touch it or raise your hand, which helps to save battery. The LCD screen has an ambient light sensor that adjusts brightness, meaning it is readable even in direct sunlight.

Fossil Q Marshal


Like the Moto 360 2nd Gen, the Fossil Q Marshal differs from a standard smartwatch in appearance due to the circular watch face and bulkier size. The Fossil Q Marshal overall the larger of the two, at 14mm thick with a 45mm case. Unlike the Moto 360 2nd Gen, the Fossil Q Marshal does not offer a smaller size, so if you don’t like bulky watches, look elsewhere.

The Fossil Q Marshal uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 2100, which is a more modern processor than Moto 360 2nd Gen’s Snapdragon 400. However, despite having the better processor, the Fossil Q Marshal has the slight disadvantage in battery life. While the Moto 360 2nd Gen is pushing 2 days, the Fossil Q Marshal almost certainly has to be charged each night.

The Fossil Q Marshal has many great fitness features. It’s equipped with a pedometer and many other forms of activity tracking. However, unlike the Moto 360 2nd Gen, it does not have a heart-rate monitor. The Fossil Q Marshal also has an IP67 water-resistance rating.

Fit your style with customizable watch faces and interchangeable straps – compatible with all Fossil brand 22mm straps. You can use the built-in microphone and speaker to do a variety of tasks on your Fossil Q Marshal smartwatch using just your voice. Unlike the Moto 360 2nd Gen, the screen is always on.

There have been complaints about the display quality of the Fossil Q Marshal’s screen. Also, it has been known to lag occasionally. Meanwhile, the biggest knock on the Moto 360 2nd Gen is what is known as the ‘flat tire’. It’s the black bar on the bottom of the screen that is there for sensors, but it ruins the look of the watch for many.

In review, the Moto 360 2nd Gen and the Fossil Q smartwatch are both sort of black sheep in the smartwatch world. Therefore, they actually have quite a few similarities, namely in appearance. Of course, their features differ slightly, so it depends on what you are looking for. Check out the videos below for more information on each of them.


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!