Fossil Q Wander vs Huawei - April 2020

Fossil Q Wander vs Huawei

The following will compare the Fossil Q Wander with the Huawei smartwatch. These are both smartwatches powered by Android Wear, meaning many of their features will be similar. Let’s start with a broad overview on each:

Fossil Q Wander

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Display


Screen Size: 1,5″

Display type: LCD

Screen Resolution: Unknown

Touch Type: Multi-Touch


Body


Size: 45mm diameter, 13.5mm thick

Casing: Stainless Steel


Platform


OS Platform: Android 4.3+, IOS 8+


 

Huawei

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Display


Screen Size: 1,4″

Display type: AMOLED

Screen Resolution: 400 x 400 px

Touch Type: Multi-Touch


Body


Casing: Stainless Steel

Size: 42mm diameter, 11.3mm thick


Platform


OS Platform: Android 4.3+, IOS 8+

Both these devices sport unconventional looks for smartwatches, in the sense that they are designed to look more like a traditional watch. It’s the Android way. The Fossil Q Wander has a more traditionally feminine design, while the Huawei is where a “classic Swiss design meets smart technology”, as their website puts it.

Notice the difference in lugs between these two. While the Fossil Q Wander has larger lugs that angle downward to create a small platform on the wrist,  the Huawei’s lugs are far more subtle; in fact, they essentially blend in with the band. Speaking of bands, both watches offer leather and stainless steel options which only add to their luxurious appearance.

They each have customizable watch faces, which are designed to look like a traditional watch, rather than a digital clock. Both screens are always on, which differs from many smartwatches that require a touch or tilt in order to light up.

Since they are powered by Android Wear, their features are more or less the same, although one major difference is that the Huawei has a heart-rate monitor, while the Fossil Q Marshal does not. Huawei claims a 1.5 day battery life, while the Fossil Q Marshal lasts around 1 day. However, this difference is relatively insignificant, considering you’d have to charge both watches each night anyways in order to last the next day.

The Fossil Q Wander is significantly larger; its diameter is 3.3mm longer and the watch is 2.2mm thicker. Both smartwatches score a water-resistant rating of IP67, which means they’re capable of being submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes without taking damage.

With these smartwatches being a bit of a tossup in the features category, the inclusion of a heart-rate monitor and a slightly longer battery life gives the Huawei a slight edge. However, these watches could really come down to which size and appearance you prefer.

That’s it for the comparison. Check out the videos below for more information:

About 

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!