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For Fitness and Fashion Geeks: Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Found in 1984, Fossil Group Inc. has been a renowned fashion designer and manufacturer. Based in Richardson, Texas, the group produces their worldwide watches under many brands, including Fossil, Relic, Zodiac, Kate Spade, etc.

“Classic design. Modern tech”, is what Fossil initiates the description of their Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel – Rose Gold with. And by these few words, they brilliantly summarized a series of impressive specs and features, capturing the essence of their elegant smartwatch. Following we present you a review of Fossil’s Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch for women.

About Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Looking outstanding with its stainless steel bracelet of rose gold tone, the women’s smartwatch resembles a perfect combination of fashionable and functional. It is a perfect choice for those who value both fashion and quality fitness products. Among the impressive smart features that the watch possesses are a touchscreen, heart rate monitor, information recorder of exercise sessions, automatic time zones, location monitor, and customizable dials. Besides, Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is equipped with Wear OS by Google which supports the previously stated apps and makes the smartwatch compatible with iPhones and Android smartphones.

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What is Wear OS by Google?

Wear OS is an Android operating system version designed by Google for smartwatches. It chis generally associated with the wearables or wearable computers technology; it means the small computing devices innovated for wearing under, with, or on top of clothes. Wear OS by Google supports the connectivity of Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, and Bluetooth. The Android operating system is also supportive of a collection of impressive features and applications. Remains to know that Fossil is among the hardware manufacturing partners of Wear OS, along with Intel, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Imagination Technologies, etc.

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The positives and negatives of Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch


1 Durability and high tech

The smartwatch bracelet is of 18mm stainless steel which adds extra durability to the device and makes it suitable for heavy use. Besides, the smartwatch is water-resistant which means that you don’t need to worry about your watch and take it off whenever you’re about to use water. You can wear it while washing your hands, taking a shower, swimming, etc.

2 Wear OS by Google

Adopting Google’s Android operating system is a prominent reason why Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is quite functional. It offers the Fossil women’s smartwatch a smooth communication with iPhones and Android smartphones which guarantees you easy data collection. And with the proactive, personalized aid of Google Assistant, you could always stay ahead of your day. Among the useful features and apps that Wear OS supports in the Fossil smartwatch are:

  • The Smart Health coaching from Google Fit: based on guidelines from the American Heart Association & World Health Organization, the app provides you with coaching and activity tracking to help you approach a healthy lifestyle.
  • Heart-rate Tracking: it’s another significant feature for exercising; while practicing any sport such as yoga, running, etc. your smartwatch provides you with automatic measurement of the heart rate during the session.
  • Google Pay TM: which facilitates your payments at the majority of the places where using credit cards is available.
  • Automatic Time Zones: you do not need to reset the date and time on your smartwatch each time you travel, for this option updates them automatically whenever you change your location. Plus, it could deal with multiple time zones at the same time, meaning that the watch could keep track of the time of the local area where you live and the time in another area of the world.
  • Untethered GPS: with it, you can use the watch to track the run’s distance and play the stored music on the phone without having to take it with you. Plus, a related feature allows the smartwatch to control your music using the music players you use such as Pandora, Google Play, Sound Cloud, and iTunes.

3 Encourages healthy living

One of the primary aims that Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch seeks is to assist you in living a healthy life. This goal is achieved by two new activity trackers of Google Fit app: the Heart Points and Move Minutes.

4 Smart notification management

The smartwatch connects to your phone via Bluetooth and vibrates whenever there are notifications such as emails, text messages and phone calls, or alerts of upcoming events. To save you more time it offers smart replies for quick, on-the-go responses.

5 Fashionable and resilient design

Nothing beats the practicality of Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch but its stylish look. The watch face and its graphics are large and clear as well as easy to read. Its 18mm rose gold-tone band is “perfect peachy pink and not too brassy toned” as described by a customer reviewer on Amazon. The stunning rose gold color could be effortlessly blended with a wide variety of outfits, whether sports, casual or formal wear. So, you could wear it to multiple places, including the gym, work, etc. Plus, the straps are customizable and interchangeable, meaning that you don’t have to stick to one bracelet.

6 Speedy charging

With the rapid charging option, the smartwatch doesn’t need a long time to recharge the battery. It could recharge about 80% within a single hour.


* Using other chargers could damage the smartwatch

It’s important to charge the watch with its original charger to avoid the occurrence of any damage. You shouldn’t use charging devices such as USB hub, USB y-cable, USB splitter, and battery pack. Narrowing your charging options could be challenging if you happen to forget the watch’s charger or even lose it. Plus, the smartwatch needs daily recharging which is considered high maintenance by some.


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Google smartwatches are impressive devices that aid you in making the best out of your time. Employing Wear OS by Google, Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel – Rose Gold is one of the best smartwatches out there. And combining the elegant look with high-tech, it has managed to satisfy many around the world and helped them to live healthy lives.


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

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