First impressions: the watch is quite heavy and slightly thicker than I expected with all the finishing looking immaculate. The main winder/adjustment dial has a nice smooth action and a good positive click when pressed in, the two additional buttons also have a good positive click when pressed. The watch strap although a Fossil brand I didn’t think matched the quality of the watch and is very large even if the strap was for a man’s watch and I ended up removing seven links for it to fit my wife’s wrist.
Once the watch was fully charged I went through the setup guide which is really more of an instruction to turn on the Bluetooth then get the Wear OS companion app, open it up and follow the onscreen instructions. The whole process is very straight forward and it linked to an iphone 11 pro max without any issues.
The watch comes pre-installed with several applications with a fitness app being linked to a single press on the top button and a payment app on the bottom button, these can be changed fairly easily via the settings and my wife set these to a weather app and google maps. The watch can be used for phone calls but the sound quality is limited having a small speaker away from the ear so although usable it does sound rather tinny both ends of the call. The watch does have google assist which works well and also has Alexa on it but this is listed as coming soon.
The swipe function is nice and smooth and the watch can also be navigated via twisting the winder again all very smooth. The display is extremely clear and very easy to see, and the touch functions very accurate and responsive, ever allowing you to type accurately on an onscreen keyboard. The watch does need charging daily which means if you use the sleep tracking function you would need to either charge before sleeping or give it a charge in the morning for a day’s use.
The notification system works really well and enables you to link calls and notifications to a vibration and onscreen message on the watch. The companion app works well but does lack the ability to adjust full functionality of the watch and in my opinion could do with more features. The dial display changing is a nice feature and makes it very easy to change to look of the watch face.
Overall in my opinion this is a very smooth watch with a mass of features and adjustments that work smoothly and flawlessly thus far. It is quite a big watch and I really wasn’t very keen on the supplied strap, the touch sensitivity is exceptionally good with the swipe menu being really smooth, and the companion app works well although somewhat limited. My wife really likes the watch and the ability to personalise it to your own taste and needs.