Baselworld 2017, the exclusive watch and jewelry show, made a grand opening this week in Switzerland and will last till 30th March, 2017. The huge industry fair has brought up wide releases this year with the active participation from many giants. The Fossil Group, an underlying company behind the perfect deal of watches by many big-name brands (which includes Armani, DKNY, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Skagen, and of course, Fossil’s own) unleashed brand new Android smartwatches Q Venture and Q Explorist and many hybrid smartwatch models.

Fossil Group is all set to make a mega-launch this year and they have already started announcements across its widespread brand-labels, first pitching their own brand. Last year, the company released around 100 models including general wearables, smartwatches and hybrid models. Planning to expand, the company announced they will outlet 300 models this year. This release will include new wear watches from its joint-up brands also.

Let us have a look at the recently announced Fossil Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches and analog hybrid models.

Fossil smartwatches: Q Venture and Q Explorist

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Fossil Q Founder smartwatch

The Q Venture and Q Explorist are a successor to the Fossil previous smartwatch version Q Wander. The twin releases are going to be Fossil’s slimmest smartwatches till date; expected slimmer than the 13.5mm predecessor. The watches will have Android wear 2.0 version and will sport AMOLED flat display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processors. The specifications are also to go with the other brand-label manufacture by the company.

The Fossil watches have always been up-to-date with stylish chassis and strong build. But the company’s latest release of the smartwatch lagged in the screen resolution. Promises the company that this won’t be the case this time and the complaint is fully addressed to target perfection.

Fossil Analog hybrid models

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Fossil Q Nate Analog Hybrid Model

Fossil has also lined up a series of hybrid watch release. Currently, they have unveiled Fossil Q Accomplice and Q Activist, a pair of hybrid smart-watches. Well, the company didn’t provide much information about these analog watches, but they do sport smart features like activity tracking and roll-out notifications.  Unlike Android models, these hybrid upcoming models are powered by the traditional coin cell batteries. The hybrid smart wearables have uptown look with stylish buttons and we can customize it to set the specific functions for the convenient use. The host of functions in the customizable buttons include some very useful functions like camera shutter and find my phone.

There are no more details about the rest of the specifications as in the battery life and the price of the Fossil smartwatches and hybrid models.