Fossil Q Explorist Gen 4 FTW4015

Fossil Q Explorist Gen 4 FTW4015
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Key specs

Width
4,5 cm
Battery life according to customers
Poor
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
No
Integrated GPS receiver
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our smart watch expert
  • Pros:
    The integrated heart rate sensor measures your heart rate via your wrist.
  • Pros:
    The smartwatch notifies you of incoming calls, messages, emails, and gives notifications of your calendar and apps.
  • Pros:
    The smartwatch counts your steps, tracks your sleep, and measures how many calories you burn.
  • Con:
    You can't use the smartwatch to make phone calls.
  • Con:
    It has a shorter battery life than similar watches.
Product Expert smartwatches

The Fossil Q Explorist Gen 4 is a stylish smartwatch with a digital touchscreen. The smartwatch uses the Wear OS operating system, which gives you the possibility to download various apps and watch faces. Connect the watch to your smartphone with Bluetooth so you can receive notifications of messages, emails, and incoming calls. Thanks to the integrated activity tracker, you can also record your daily activity and set personal goals, such as 10,000 steps per day.

Note: an adapter isn't included. Do you want to charge the watch via a socket? If so, order an adapter separately.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Charger


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Rating

Rating per section

User friendliness
Review score 3.65 out of 5 stars
7,3
Battery life
Review score 2.65 out of 5 stars
5,3
Design
Review score 4.35 out of 5 stars
8,7
Options
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8/10
"Underperforming, unacceptable battery life"
In the color: Zilver/Bruin

By Barry Nauta on 22 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Looks
  • Con:
    Battery life
  • Con:
    Performance
  • Con:
    Thick bezel

This is an absolutely beautiful watch, the main reason I purchased it. However, the battery life is an absolute no go. With all features, except bluetooth, disabled, my max autonomy is 13 hours which is not enough to make it to the end of the day. Additionally, the performance is not top. The screen is often lagging. This as such is not a real problem, but still annoying, The bezel is not how it is shown on the image of the watch, it is much thicker. This is unexpected nowadays, it makes many watchfaces look weird.

Overall, the watch looks very nice, but underperforming in many ways, the watch will be returned and I'll start looking for another.

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Buy it for the looks"
In the color: Donkergrijs

By Mira Balani on 2 April 2019

  • Pros:
    Looks splendid
  • Pros:
    works well
  • Pros:
    Clear design
  • Con:
    battery life
  • Con:
    UI could have more customizations

I like the way it looks on my hand

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10
"A nice smartwatch"
In the color: Donkergrijs

By Coolblue Buyer on 24 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Design
  • Pros:
    WearOS
  • Pros:
    Functions
  • Con:
    Battery

It has a good design, plenty of functions, but the battery life isn't great

Underperforming, unacceptable battery life

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8
  • Pros:
    Looks
  • Con:
    Battery life
  • Con:
    Performance
  • Con:
    Thick bezel

This is an absolutely beautiful watch, the main reason I purchased it. However, the battery life is an absolute no go. With all features, except bluetooth, disabled, my max autonomy is 13 hours which is not enough to make it to the end of the day. Additionally, the performance is not top. The screen is often lagging. This as such is not a real problem, but still annoying, The bezel is not how it is shown on the image of the watch, it is much thicker. This is unexpected nowadays, it makes many watchfaces look weird.

Overall, the watch looks very nice, but underperforming in many ways, the watch will be returned and I'll start looking for another.

Barry Nauta | 22 May 2019 | In the color: Zilver/Bruin

Buy it for the looks

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2
  • Pros:
    Looks splendid
  • Pros:
    works well
  • Pros:
    Clear design
  • Con:
    battery life
  • Con:
    UI could have more customizations

I like the way it looks on my hand

Mira Balani | 2 April 2019 | In the color: Donkergrijs

A nice smartwatch

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Pros:
    WearOS
  • Pros:
    Functions
  • Con:
    Battery

It has a good design, plenty of functions, but the battery life isn't great

Coolblue Buyer | 24 May 2019 | In the color: Donkergrijs

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8/10
"Underperforming, unacceptable battery life"
In the color: Zilver/Bruin

By Barry Nauta on 22 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Looks
  • Con:
    Battery life
  • Con:
    Performance
  • Con:
    Thick bezel

This is an absolutely beautiful watch, the main reason I purchased it. However, the battery life is an absolute no go. With all features, except bluetooth, disabled, my max autonomy is 13 hours which is not enough to make it to the end of the day. Additionally, the performance is not top. The screen is often lagging. This as such is not a real problem, but still annoying, The bezel is not how it is shown on the image of the watch, it is much thicker. This is unexpected nowadays, it makes many watchfaces look weird.

Overall, the watch looks very nice, but underperforming in many ways, the watch will be returned and I'll start looking for another.

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Buy it for the looks"
In the color: Donkergrijs

By Mira Balani on 2 April 2019

  • Pros:
    Looks splendid
  • Pros:
    works well
  • Pros:
    Clear design
  • Con:
    battery life
  • Con:
    UI could have more customizations

I like the way it looks on my hand

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10
"A nice smartwatch"
In the color: Donkergrijs

By Coolblue Buyer on 24 May 2019

  • Pros:
    Design
  • Pros:
    WearOS
  • Pros:
    Functions
  • Con:
    Battery

It has a good design, plenty of functions, but the battery life isn't great

Underperforming, unacceptable battery life

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8
  • Pros:
    Looks
  • Con:
    Battery life
  • Con:
    Performance
  • Con:
    Thick bezel

This is an absolutely beautiful watch, the main reason I purchased it. However, the battery life is an absolute no go. With all features, except bluetooth, disabled, my max autonomy is 13 hours which is not enough to make it to the end of the day. Additionally, the performance is not top. The screen is often lagging. This as such is not a real problem, but still annoying, The bezel is not how it is shown on the image of the watch, it is much thicker. This is unexpected nowadays, it makes many watchfaces look weird.

Overall, the watch looks very nice, but underperforming in many ways, the watch will be returned and I'll start looking for another.

Barry Nauta | 22 May 2019 | In the color: Zilver/Bruin

Buy it for the looks

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2
  • Pros:
    Looks splendid
  • Pros:
    works well
  • Pros:
    Clear design
  • Con:
    battery life
  • Con:
    UI could have more customizations

I like the way it looks on my hand

Mira Balani | 2 April 2019 | In the color: Donkergrijs

A nice smartwatch

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,4
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Pros:
    WearOS
  • Pros:
    Functions
  • Con:
    Battery

It has a good design, plenty of functions, but the battery life isn't great

Coolblue Buyer | 24 May 2019 | In the color: Donkergrijs

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Fossil Q Explorist Gen 4 FTW4015

Specifications

Product

Product number
817503
Manufacturer code
FTW4015
Brand
Fossil
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Suitable for user

Generation
Adults
Gender adults
Men

Screen or watch face

Data display
Digital
Kleur wijzerplaat
Blue
Second hand
No
Integrated screen
Yes
Screen size
1,4 inch
Screen type
AMOLED
Touchscreen
Yes
Always-on display
Yes
Color screen
Yes

Physical properties

Watch case shape
Round
Width
4,5 cm
Depth
1,25 cm
Weight
279 g
Watch case material
Stainless steel
Type glas (horloges)
Mineraal
Watch case color
Silver
Water-resistant
Yes
Water resistance
5
Water resistance
Waterproof

Watch strap

Type of watch strap
Link watch strap
Closure type
Buckle
Minimum wrist circumference
20 cm
Maximum wrist circumference
20,5 cm
Watch strap color
Brown
Watch strap material
Leather
Interchangeable watch strap
Yes
Compatibility watch strap
Universal

Battery

Soort uurwerk
Battery
Battery life according to customers
Poor

Connectivity

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Operating system
Android Wear
App installation possible
Yes
Compatible with apps
Google Maps, Runkeeper, Spotify, Strava
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Smartphone notifications
Notifications, Receive messages
Notification
Light alarm, Notification on screen, Vibration
Bluetooth
Yes
Integrated WiFi
Yes
ANT+
No
NFC
Yes
Contactless payment
No
Phone calls via watch possible
No
Camera operation
No
Independent music player
No
Voice control
Yes

Heart rate sensor

Heart rate measurement
Yes
Heart rate sensor
Integrated pulse sensor
Heart rate measurement moment
Continuously
Heart rate zones
No
Irregular heartbeat notification
No
Heart rate measurement under water
No
Measures recovery time
No
Measuring fitness age
No