The Fossil Q Founder is available now on Fossil's site, but it looks like the Google Store will be getting on the action shortly, as well. The Q Founder retails for $295 at Fossil and is the first not-insanely-priced smartwatch you can buy with one of Intel's brand-new Atom ultra-low-power processors. Most Wear devices to date have used Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 series chip. The Q Founder also has a full gigabyte of RAM, double what you get in the Moto 360 (2015), Huawei Watch, or LG's Watch Urbane, and a respectably large 400mAh battery.

Google has posted a more exhaustive specification sheet than the one on Fossil's store, so you get a bit more insight into what makes this watch different from the rest of the pack. We do know it has a speaker, but whether that speaker is active in the software yet, we aren't sure, and the specification page omits any mention of it.

Model Options

  • Light stainless steel case with silver-finish steel bracelet
  • Light stainless steel case with leather band


  • 1.5” Circle LTPS LCD
  • 360 x 326, 240 PPI


  • 38.1 mm diameter


  • 172.9 g with steel band
  • 70.9 g with leather strap


  • Intel® Atom™ processor

Memory & Storage

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage

Operating system

  • Android Wear


  • Stainless steel watch module


  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor


  • 400 mAh
  • All day (mixed use)


  • Invensense ICS-43432 mic


  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth® 4.1 LE


  • 22mm quick-release pin mechanism

Water resistance rating

  • IP67¹

The Google Store hasn't yet published a price for the Q Founder, though it was originally supposed to go for $275 before it appeared on Fossil's web store for $20 more than that. We'll update this post when the watch goes on sale.