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Fossil adds another watch to its growing line of wearables

Fossil adds another watch to its growing line of wearables


The Q54 Pilot keeps a vintage look while adding modern tech

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Fossil just launched its Q line of connected wearables this past fall, but it's already expanding the range with another model. The new Q54 Pilot is an analog watch with Intel technology for basic smartphone notifications and activity tracking. It's similar to the previously released Q Grant, but with a different design aesthetic.

Like the Q Grant, the Q54 Pilot uses the same case and design as one of Fossil's traditional analog watches. It can pair with iOS or Android devices and can count your steps or alert you to new messages. But it's not nearly as capable as an Android Wear watch, the Apple Watch, or even a Pebble — there's no screen for reading messages, clearing notifications, controlling music, or using apps with the Q54 Pilot.

Fossil is also updating its smartphone app — which enables the Q line's smart functions — with better activity reporting, customizable vibration patterns, and more app notifications. The company is also releasing more straps that will work with its Q line, as well as new finishes for its Q Dreamer activity tracker.

Fossil Q54 Pilot

The Q54 Pilot will be available in early spring and will cost between $175 and $215, depending on strap options.

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