Fossil Q Wander vs Apple Watch - April 2020

Fossil Q Wander vs Apple Watch

Shopping for smartwatches can be difficult. There are a tremendous amount of options out there with many factors to consider. Comparisons can be useful because it’s an excellent way to weigh out pros and cons, and to find out what your looking for in a smartwatch. The following will compare the Fossil Q Wander and the Apple Watch.

Fossil Q Wander

The Fossil Q Wander is the newest digital display watch that connects easily to your phone. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and works with both Android and iOS devices. It looks far more like a traditional watch than the Apple Watch, due, in part, to the circular design.

The battery stays charged for about a full day, which isn’t all too impressive. It has a water-resistant rating of IP67, meaning it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes without being damaged. It’s by far the larger of the two, with a 45mm case size and a thickness of 13.5mm.

The screen is always on, allowing you to see the time without having to turn the screen on by pressing a button. Also, you have a built-in microphone and speaker. These can be used to easily access apps or conduct phone calls.  You can easily change watch faces, and even design your own watch face.

The Fossil Q Wander is, by design, more feminine than the Apple Watch. It’s quite stylish, with downward angled lugs that prop the watch slightly up on the wrist. While it comes with a silicone strap, classier leather and stainless steel bands are also available. From a quick glance, you probably wouldn’t suspect the Fossil Q Wander to be a smartwatch. It certainly looks far more formal than the sportier Apple Watch.

The Fossil Q Wander has all the basic activity tracking and notification features. However, appearance is the real selling point for this smartwatch, as there are plenty of smartwatches out there that do the same or more for less money.




Apple Watch

Just from comparing the pictures, you should be able to tell that the Apple Watch is more fitness-oriented than the Fossil Q Wander. Not only is it less bulky on the wrist, but it also has some useful features that the Fossil Q Wander lacks, such as a heart-rate monitor. The heart-rate monitor is a highly popular tool and some of the more fitness oriented consumers will not consider buying a smartwatch that does not have one.

With the Apple Watch, you can receive and make calls, dictate text messages, utilize plenty of apps, and track your fitness — all without the need to take out your smartphone.

The Apple Watch is much thinner and lighter.  However, the band is a bit wider. Its battery life is around the same (about 18 hours). Therefore, you’ll likely want to charge both watches each night. Each watch features a magnetic charger.

Unlike the Fossil Q Wander, the Apple Watch does not have sleep tracking. However, with the Fossil Q Wander being a bit bulky, it may be uncomfortable to sleep with. Anyways, each of these smartwatches need to be charged every night, making sleep tracking a bit of a hassle.

When it comes to water-resistance, these two are about the same. We’ve gone over a couple different features, but the main difference between these two comes down to appearance. While the Fossil Q Wander is a feminine, traditional, and more formal looking smartwatch, the Apple Watch looks sleek, sporty, and modern. Which do you prefer?




Here are some interesting videos showing both 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!