I have slowly upgraded my smartwatches over the years. I am rather picky with what is on my wrist. I like comfort first, and capabilities second. I like something that can answer my calls, or text back for me, plus keep track of my walking. The Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch does all of that and more! Notifications for calender, SMS, social media, and email. Did I mention it came in my favorite color…rose gold!
The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch can:
- Record information about exercise sessions
- It monitors heart rate and location, and the
- The rose gold band blends with exercise wear at the gym or office clothing when you go to work.
- Communicates with both iPhone and Android smartphones for easy data collection. (Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4.4 or later (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3 or later operating systems.)
- Proactive Help From the Google Assistant: Keeps you ahead of your day with proactive, personalized help from Google Assistant, even before you ask.
- Smarter Health Coaching from Google Fit: Motivates you towards a healthier life with coaching and activity tracking based on guidelines from the American Heart Association & World Health Organization.
- Maximizes Your Time: Get more done and maximize your time with more glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go
I really liked the Fossil Gen 4 Venture Smartwatch makes it easier to be healthy by offering two new activity trackers. Heart Points and Move Minutes. Both were designed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. These evidence based metrics measure activity intensity and offer smarter health coaching so your fitness goals are more achievable. It offers motivation that tries to keep you active throughout your day. Did I mention it’s also smiwproof?! Yep, 164 feet worth! None of my other watches are, so even washing my hands, I have to be careful. This smartwatch can even play stored music on your runs (or walks).
I don’t use Google Pay but the Fossil Gen 4 Venture does have that capability. You just wave your wrist at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards, and it pays from your account.
If you enjoy customizing your jewelry, you will like that you can change the watch face to nearly anything from your own photos, to a plethora of other designs. Change it with your wardrobe, mood or season.
The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch connects easlity with Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity and NFC technology, enabling with simple one-touch pairing. This helps tracks distance, calories burned, activity, sleep, heart rate, steps taken, and floors climed. It does have GPS, and wireless B, G & N. In addition, senors built in are accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyro sensor, and heart rate sensor
The watch does have an extended battery life that can charge easily and fast with the included wireless charging dock. The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel, is covered by a 2 year parts & labor warranty.
This is a sponsored review on behalf of Best Buy. I was provided a review product and all commentary is my own voice.