Perfect holiday gift for that special lady in your life who has everything, the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is gorgeous and has lots of cool features.
When it comes to tech, I consider myself an early adopter, when a new gadget comes out, I’m always eager to get my hands on it. When smartwatch hit the market a few years ago, I grabbed one and haven’t looked back since. So naturally when I got the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch from Best Buy I was intrigued. I’m familiar with Fossil, they’ve been around for years but I didn’t know they made smartwatch. Not surprising though is the watch it self, it’s gorgeous. The 40mm stainless steel rose gold band can easily go from gym to the office. It’s a natural fit for everyday wear, no matter your style. Oh and the strap is interchangeable.
Holiday Gift For Her – Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.
In my experience testing the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch, it has slowly become my favorite obsession. It makes me excited to head into the new year knowing I will be able to keep my fitness goal right on my wrist.
Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch – Powered by Wear OS by Google
Setting up the device was a breeze. First course of action was charging it, after it was fully charged, I followed the on screen prompt and connected it to my android phone. Since I will be using this not only as a watch but also as my go-to fitness tracker, I quickly installed Google Fit app onto the device. Google Fit comes with two cools features Heart Points and Move Minutes, which are built-in coaching and activity tracking based on guidelines from the American Heart Association & World Health Organization. This has been instrumental in helping me track my daily exercise, steps and overall health, while keeping me accountable. In addition to Google Fit, I made sure to set a reminder for the 2 minutes breathing exercise – guided breathing. It’s a deep breathing exercises that I’m hoping will help me relax, manage stress and sleep better.
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I am familiar with google assistant because we have a Google Home Hub, so having the ability to continue with google assistant was a blessing. Now, I can proactively keep track of my daily schedule and conveniently response to email and text messages right from my watch. Plus, you can keep the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch on while you are in the shower, in the pool, as you wash dishes etc it’s safe up to 164 feet under water.
Two things you can’t do with the watch without your phone being present – answer calls and listen to music. While you can play, pause or forward music, this watch doesn’t have a built in speaker. In addition, you can’t speak directly into the watch, you will need your phone to answer calls.
Overall it’s a beautiful watch and definitely a smartwatch for starters who loves tech but are on a budget. If you have a fitness guru in your life or a loved one that wants to stay on top of their fitness goals, I suggest you add this to your holiday shopping list.
Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch