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Almost a year ago, I bought my first Smartwatch from the CoolBlue Amsterdam Shop. I always wanted to have the Apple Watch for simple reasons. I love Apple products; I only use Apple products and it is a hype and maybe a status symbol. However, I was also fascinated with the Fitbit Blaze which was new in the market and term of functionality; it is Apple Watch with a bit more options for a sporty lifestyle. For example the built-in exercise tracking and FitStar programs. With such an excellent help and advice in the store, I am still happy with the Fitbit Blaze I have now. Yesterday, I got a package from CoolBlue with a cool new smartwatch (hybrid) for me to review here on my site. In the box, there is the Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch. So what are in the box? In the box, I found the Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch, the Q-Tool, 1 x CR2430 Battery which will last for approx. Six months, Quick Start Guide and the regular Warranty & Information booklet.

FOSSIL Q CREWMASTER HYBRID SMARTWATCH

Design

At first sight, I cannot see that the Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch is a smartwatch at all. That must be the main reason why it is called as a hybrid smartwatch. I love the robust stainless steel and the matte black rotating bezel and clock-face which give a sturdy look. The 42mm case is slightly too big for me, but it does not spoil the cool style while I am wearing it. The design is quite simple and Sailing & Yacht-inspired with silver and black as the primary solid colours.

Functionality

The watch is using Bluetooth® technology for the connectivity especially with your smartphone and Q app available for both iOS and Android. So what can I do with this watch? After setting up the watch (find the How To Video below), the watch tracks my activity from steps to calories and sleep tracking, it will receive smartphone notifications, set the alarm, use multiple time zones, and use the bottom pusher to take a photo and control music. There is also a cool function to find my phone. Press a button to ring my phone. The Fossil Q Hybrid watches are compatible with all Android™ OS 4.4+ or iPhone 5/iOS 8.2+ phones.

Pros

  • The design is sturdy and timeless.
  • Activities, calories and sleep tracking, are crucial for me.
  • Bluetooth connection.
  • Unique Fossil Q App.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS.
  • Great camera snap button function.
  • Ring my phone function is spot on.
  • Up to 6 months battery life.

Cons

  • Not easy to set up.
  • I need to remember every sign/gesture for each notification.
  • No touchscreen.
  • No GPS-sensor.
  • Call answering function is not available.

FOSSIL Q CREWMASTER HYBRID SMARTWATCH

ABOUT COOLBLUE.

Everything for a smile.

Coolblue is one of the largest online shops in the Netherlands & Belgium and has only one goal: Making customers smile. Some smiles come easily, some take a little extra, but at CoolBlue it’s all in the details. We charge no shipping costs for our orders. We send our customers a text message as soon as their order has been packed and shipped. We answer all questions on Social Media within 30 minutes. Making customers happy is in our DNA.

Over Coolblue. Ooit begonnen als studentenbedrijf. Nu een webwinkel met meer dan 323 specialistische shops en 8 fysieke winkels in Nederland en België. Sinds onze oprichting in 1999 hebben we maar één doel: jou blij maken. We geven advies met verstand van zaken en we hebben een obsessieve focus op klanttevredenheid. Met meer dan 1500 Coolblue’ers werken we keihard om onze klanten te verwonderen.

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  • What is your opinion about smart-watches in General?

    • Hi Luc, Smartwatches are cool, but it must be easy to navigate and not redundant. For example, I think Apple Watch is redundant when you have an iPhone.

    • 😉 it must be functional and easy to navigate and understand.