I really wanted a smartwatch, but not just any smartwatch, I wanted one that looked stylish, that I could wear whether I was at work, socialising, working out or just chilling. So I did a lot of research and the Fossil brand seemed to offer just what I wanted. I went into Park Jewellers in Golden Island Shopping Center in Athlone Town and the staff were so helpful. I decided on the Fossil Gen 4 Rose Gold Stainless Steel Smart Watch.
These are the features on the Fossil Gen 4 Smartwatch:
- NOTIFICATIONS: Fossil smartwatches use Bluetooth® technology to connect to your phone. When a notification or alert arrives, a gentle buzz lets you know right away.
- AUTOMATIC TIME ZONES: When travelling to another time zone, your Fossil Smartwatch automatically updates to the correct local date and time.
- CUSTOMISABLE DIALS: Match your watch to your mood or personal style and swap your dial whenever you want. The choices are endless.
- MICROPHONE: Use the built-in microphone to do a variety of tasks on your smartwatch using just your voice.
- CUSTOM GOAL TRACKING: Create custom goals to track what’s most important to you, like drinking water or exercising.
- WEATHER: You’re always prepared when you can get the forecast with a tap.
- SOCIAL WATCH FACES: Make your own dial by personalising select watch faces with your favourite Facebook or Instagram photos.
- CUSTOMISABLE BUTTONS: Control your music, check the date and more. Assign the functions you use most to your buttons.
- RAPID CHARGING: You won’t have to take your smartwatch off for long to charge it up – get up to 80% in one hour with rapid charging.
- ACTIVITY TRACKING:You move and it tracks steps, distance and calories burned.
- MULTIPLE TIME ZONES: Keep track of the local time and the time in another part of the world.
- CONTROL YOUR MUSIC: Control your music with your phone’s selected music player, whether it’s Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, Google Play, iTunes or Apple Music.
- LED FLASHLIGHT: Illuminate the interior of a bag or small area with the LED flashlight.
- WATCH APPS: Get the information you want and need the most at a glance.
- UNTETHERED GPS: Leave your phone behind. Use untethered GPS to track your run’s distance (and play your stored music) on your watch.
- CONNECTIVITY: Your wearable is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, specifically with Android OS 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3+. All devices have Bluetooth® 4.1 Low Energy and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
- GOOGLE PAY™: Never get caught without your wallet again. Use your watch to make payments almost anywhere you can use a credit card.
- MUSIC STORAGE: Store music and apps directly on the watch so you can leave your phone at home.
- HEART-RATE TRACKING: From running to yoga (and more), this smartwatch measures heart rate automatically during a workout.
- CUSTOMISABLE WATCH STRAPS: Match your Fossil Smartwatch to your look in seconds with interchangeable straps.
- ALARM: Set an alarm for wake-ups and workouts (and every reminder in between).
- WIRELESS SYNCING: Automatically syncs to your phone so you can keep tabs on your activity and notifications without ever pushing a button.
- CALENDAR ALERTS: Never miss a meeting, party or event again with reminder alerts sent right to your wrist.
- DATE REMINDER: Check today’s date on your smartwatch at any time.
- STOPWATCH: Track your laps and time races with stopwatch mode.
- SWIMPROOF: Wash your hands, jump into the shower or hit the pool without fear. Your smartwatch will be safe and sound.