Hot Gift Item Alert! My Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

 

Step aside James Bond, I have a new favorite gadget, the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch with Wear OS by Google! And this baby does it all! If you’ve been following my tech obsessions then you know that I’m 1000% addicted to smart technology. It tickles me to the core when I can say a command and voila! It’s granted. It’s like having your own personal Genie in a bottle, well, kinda. So why I am I flipping over the moon about the hottest Fossil women’s smartwatch? Because it runs on the Wear OS by Google which means it does everything but the dishes. Check it out!

 

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About the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch in 40mm Stainless Steel Rose Gold

 

If you have a Google Home or use the Google Assitant on your smartphone, then you know how glorious it is to say, “Okay Google what is the weather for tonight?”. But the awesome doesn’t stop there. You can ask Google to do just about anything like, to play music, set a calendar event, a reminder, an alarm, your math, make phone calls, texts, you can even ask it what you should wear. I mean come on! If you haven’t arrived at the smart technology that is the Google Operating System, then I highly recommend you join the party. It’s a game changer. Never again will I have to do math during baking sessions, or get my news from the internet. It’s all right here at my command with all the James Bond vibes I ever could have dreamed of when I was a kid. 

 

Who Is the Fairest of Them All? The Fossil Women’s Smartwatch of Course

 

First, let’s just talk about how smashing this baby is! Right out of the box I was dazzled by the stainless steel rose gold color and bling! Not a delicate smartwatch by any means, the Fossil women’s smartwatch is durable, pretty, and classy. 

 

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Stainless steel rose gold.

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Just look at the detail Fossil put into this watch!

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It’s the perfect watch face size.

 

Everything I need in my new favorite Fossil women’s smartwatch is right at the tip of my finger. Let’s break this down from left to right (and up and down) shall we? Here are some of the highlights of my gorgeous new obsession:

 

Swipe Left 

 

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My Genie in a bottle. I can speak a wide range of commands that interact with my Google Home smart devices. Although I was home when I took this image, it seems as though my bad weather related internet issues created a lag once I was on my Wi-Fi. Easy fix, turn my phone’s Wi-Fi off. You’ll see this image again further down the article when I talk about the Wear OS by Google.

 

Google’s OS is at my command. I just press the microphone and ask away! Here are some of the most common things I find myself asking for,

 

What’s the forcast for tonight?”

What is 4.4% x $150?” (and other fun math questions)

Text Gauge.”

Make an appointment for December 24th at 1:00am to put the presents under the tree.”

Call my mom.”

Tell me something inspiring.”

 

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Got my inspiration for the day!

 

Turn my kitchen lights to 50%.” (for use with smartlight systems)

Turn on the living room TV.” (for use with smart TV).

Take me to my next appointment.”

 

On this screen, I can see everything from the weather to motivational quotes and more. The Fossil women’s smartwatch can communicate with either an iPhone or Android smartphones. 

 

Swipe Right

 

This is where I can stay in tune with my body by recording information about exercise sessions, my heart rate, track my distance, my calories burned, my activity, sleep activity, steps taken and floors climbed so I can keep my daily health goals in check. The gorgeous rose gold stainless steel goes with my workout clothes and just about any outfit (including my blogger ensemble which at this point in time are my pajamas). 

 

Swipe Up

 

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My flight! How awesome is this?!

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I love that my Amazon package notification came up on here. Life simplified!

 

This is where I found a range of quiet notifications from incoming e-mails, calls and text messages, social apps, as well as upcoming calendar events. I can reply right here from my smartwatch by either voice or text. I can even draw faces to make emojis! 

 

Swipe Down

 

Here I can access my settings like airplane mode, battery saver, find my phone (it will call my phone which is amazing) Google Pay, turn my screen off to save battery, and do not disturb.

 

And Last but Not Least, Function Buttons 

 

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Assign commands to the top and bottom buttons.

 

There are three function buttons on the side of the watch which I was able to assign functions to.

 

The main button pulls up a plethora of apps to include; weather,  find my phone, Google Pay, Agenda, Alarm, Contacts, Google Fit, Fit Breathe, Fit Workout, Flashlight, Fossil Q, Keep Notes,  Media Controls, Noonlight, Google Translate, Google Play Store, Reminders, Stopwatch, Settings, and Timer. 

 

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I’m obsessed with checking the weather. I love this!

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There are so many apps! It’s like having my phone!

 

I assigned my agenda to the top button and Google Fit to the bottom button.

 

Wear OS by Google

 

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My Genie in a bottle. I can speak a wide range of commands that interact with my Google Home smart devices.

 

I said it before and I’ll say it again, Google is my favorite in the way of voice recognition technology. Since I use the Google Home, every shred of smart technology in my life is linked to the Google OS. I love that Fossil chose to go with the Wear OS by Google because not only is Fossil a reputable brand name known for its quality watches, but it means my watch is compatible with everything in my home and even my car (which runs on Android Auto). I can tell my watch to play a song and when my phone is linked to the USB in my vehicle, it plays in the car!

 

The Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4.4 or later (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3 or later operating systems.*

 

The Hardware and Watch Beyond Its Superpowers

 

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The watch face can be changed to suit any look.

 

This Fossil women’s smartwatch is made with an 18mm stainless steel watch band ensures durability and an elegant look with its gorgeous rose gold color and a side of sparkle.  It’s water resistant against submersion up to 164′ of water. It has Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity and NFC technology enables simple one-touch pairing and is GPS enabled. Charge it on its wireless charging dock for up to 24 hours of use! It’s smart, pretty and durable! It also has 512 megabytes Watch Memory (RAM) and is Wi-Fi compatible. 

 

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Wireless charging dock. I love that it’s super small and streamlined. Less clutter!

 

The Final Verdict

 

I’m head over heels in love with the new Fossil women’s smartwatch and you will be too! It’s not only stunning in appearance, but it’s durable and gives me everything I could ever need from the Wear OS by Google I could ever need. From staying connected to my notifications and the other smart tech in my home to keeping track of my schedule, health and more, the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is everything a girl could want in a smartwatch. 

 

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What’s your smart tech obsession? Tell me in the comments below!

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

17 Comments on this post

  1. LOVE that these watches have gone digital! I am SOOOO into them now! I actually would wear a watch!

    GiGi Eats Celebrities / Reply
  2. omg the watch is soooo pretty and it is a smart watch, love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Chad
    http://www.mosaicslab.com

    Chad / Reply
  3. That is so cool that Fossil has a smartwatch. I am sure all the watch brands will be in the smartwatch game if they haven’t already.

    dalleynedvm / Reply
  4. Yowza, that IS one smart watch! I will definitely be putting this on my wish list!

    Lindsay Rae / Reply
  5. Wow, this Fossil smart watch is so cool and pretty. I love the styles and the features of it, this will be a perfect gift for me to receive on this Christmas day.

    Catherine Santiago Jose / Reply
  6. This is so cool and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Sri Mallya / Reply
  7. I love Fossil. It also looks way more dressy than most of the sports watches.

    BMB13 / Reply
  8. I’m shopping tomorrow for a grown son of mine. I’ve got one for the other (grown son) and it’s so nice I’m headed in to find another for the other boy. 🙂

    Rose A (@mail4rosey) / Reply
  9. This is an amazing watch! I love all the details that are in this watch.

    Danielle / Reply
  10. The display looks amazing with the band. How updated! I really love the classic look with the tech spin.

    Lindsay N Pevny / Reply
  11. I MUST have this in my life! I have a smartwatch right now, but it’s so ugly. They’re always black and plain and just awful. This one is so pretty!

    Stacie / Reply
  12. This is some impressive technology and it looks really nice too. I’d use this all the time!

    Liz Mays / Reply
  13. Wow! Fossil is making a strong comeback! I love the quality of their products, and this is a lot sexier than my Apple Watch!

    Elicit Folio / Reply
  14. That is a beautiful watch! I’m amazed at all the features that it can do. Smartwatches has kicked it up a notch.

    Danielle / Reply

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