The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received a Fossil Smartwatch.
So, I never thought I needed a smartwatch. I’m a busy mom, my work keeps my calendar full, I’m a runner with some definite health goals, and I LOVE ME SOME TECH, but still – I thought having a watch that does what my phone does was just overkill. Unnecessary, right? Well, it’s time to admit that I was wrong. I started wearing the new Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch about two weeks ago, and as it turns out, it’s just the life hack I needed.
OS by Google
I was concerned at first that this Fossil Smartwatch would be difficult to figure out, but it’s really intuitive and it runs on OS by Google. All you have to do is grab the Wear OS app, available to communicate with BOTH iPhone and Android smartphones to make your life easy. (Who needs complicated tech, right?)
Plus, ROSE GOLD. Check out this bling! How many smartwatches look this good on a date or at the office, then give you the freedom to just jump in the pool and pull off a recorded workout? THIS PRETTY LADY, that’s who. (Yup, she’s water-resistant!)
On top of looking good, this smartwatch even lets you customize the watch face with a simple tap, so it can change with your mood, or your outfit. Whatever. It’s your choice! (My current fave is the Magic 8 ball.)
When function meets fashion, beautiful things happen.
Activity Tracker, and So Much More with Google Fit
Ok, so we know it’s a sweet looking watch that doesn’t scream “fitness band” but let’s talk about what it can DO.
Fossil’s Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch makes it easier to be healthy with the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes—which were designed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.
Each tracker even measures activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, every day. This smartwatch is also swimproof and able to play stored music when you wanna work it. I can vouch for the motivation, because mine once told me I had burned TWELVE active calories over the previous two hours at work, so you’d better believe I got up and climbed a few stairs!
You can monitor your heart rate, record all kinds of workouts, set personalized goals, and have your smartwatch remind you to get up and move, and record when you do. It’s a really accurate way of keeping track of what you’re actually doing to benefit your health (because what you do and what you *think* you do aren’t always the same thing.)
More Smartwatch Features that Make Life Easy:
What else did I not know I needed? This Fossil Smartwatch has tons of features that are turning out to be super convenient (who knew?!)
- Proactive daily help and reminders from your own personal Google Assistant
- A flashlight!
- Access to the Google Play store.
- Quick access to Google Pay, so you can pay with a wave of the wrist almost anywhere that accepts credit cards.
- Easy-to-manage notifications (think texts, emails, and app notifications) that are quick and easy to read, along with smart replies so you can respond quickly on the go.
- Find your phone! Yes, this might be the best feature of all. Even if your phone is on vibrate/silent, your Fossil Smartwatch will make it ring when you can’t find it!
Genius level: achieved.
Maximize your time. Maximize your health. Even maximize your look. The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch can help you do it all, and look good doing it. I’m loving mine, and you can get yours at Best Buy now. What better way to put yourself first as we head into the new year?