Fossil Activist Analog Black Dial Men's Watch - FTW1206

3.2 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

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2 Years manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase

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• Register your product on https://www.fossilcare.com/registration/

• To claim your warranty, produce original bill copy/invoice at authorized fossil service center (Warranty card & stamp is not mandatory for online purchases)

• For any service related enquiries and feedback, call Fossil India toll free number 000-800-9190-951 Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 7.00 pm or mail at service.in@fossil.com.
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  • Charging Required: No; Activity Tracking: Yes; Notifications: Yes; Functions: Take a Picture / Control Your Music / Sleep Tracker / Step Tracker / Interchangeable Watch Band
  • The battery life varies depending on the usage of the watch
  • Calling facilities are compatible with Android phones only
  • Battery Life: Up to 4 Months Based On Usage; Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Enabled / 4.1 Low Energy; Compatibility: Android OS 5.0+ or iPhone 5/iOS 9+ ; Included Accessories: Charging Required: No
  • Quartz Movement
  • Case Diameter: 42mm
  • Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in general, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling
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Product specifications

Watch Information
Band Colour Brown
Band Material Leather
Band Width 22 Millimeters
Brand Fossil
Case Diameter 42 Millimeters
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Thickness 12 Millimeters
Collection Activist
Dial Colour Black
Crystal Material Mineral
Display Type Analog
Case Shape Round
Item Weight 249 Grams
Model Number FTW1206
Model Year 2017
Part Number FTW1206
Warranty Type manufacturer
Movement Quartz
Water Resistance Depth 50 Meters
Warranty Description
2 Years manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase

How to avail Warranty?

• Register your product on https://www.fossilcare.com/registration/

• To claim your warranty, produce original bill copy/invoice at authorized fossil service center (Warranty card & stamp is not mandatory for online purchases)

• For any service related enquiries and feedback, call Fossil India toll free number 000-800-9190-951 Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 7.00 pm or mail at service.in@fossil.com.
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Product description

Slim, smart and even more customizable, our Q Activist hybrid looks like a watch, but acts like a smartwatch, all powered by the Fossil Q App.

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From the manufacturer

Q Jacqueline Hybrid Smartwatch Q Accomplice Hybrid Smartwatch Q Commuter Hybrid Smartwatch Q Grant Hybrid Smartwatch Q Explorist Touchscreen Smartwatch Q Venture Touchscreen Smartwatch
Note: Additional plating and strap options available Note: Additional plating and strap options available Note: Additional plating and strap options available Note: Additional plating and strap options available Note: Additional plating and strap options available Note: Additional plating and strap options available
Smartphone Notifications
Touchscreen Functionality
No Charging Required
Activity Tracking
Sleep Tracking
Microphone + Speaker
Auto Update Time/Date
Control Your Music Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone Control your music, snap a photo or ring your phone
Customization Options Interchangeable Straps Interchangeable Straps Interchangeable Straps Interchangeable Straps Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Dials Interchangeable Straps + Customizable Dials

Product details

  • Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 10 x 10 x 8 cm; 249.48 Grams
  • Date First Available : 4 October 2017
  • Manufacturer : Fossil
  • ASIN : B074G5VHJQ
  • Item model number : FTW1206
  • Department : Men
  • Manufacturer : Fossil
  • Item Weight : 249 g
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH : 10 x 10 x 8 Centimeters
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,709 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.2 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

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Reviewed in India on 20 July 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality. I had ordered online and the colour ...
By Sagar Gawas on 3 August 2018
Very poor quality. I had ordered online and the colour started fading soon as I used it. Kindly do not order this product as the quality is not appropriate and highly not recommended
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Reviewed in India on 1 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Genuine product
By Adiraj on 1 October 2018
Superb watch i get all accessories also back cover remover Q key all working fine and it's looking and function are amazing different from other common watch also Amazon delivered original and genuine product I am also verify from fossil showroom Ahmedabad over all superb product thanks Amazon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Buen reloj pero...
Reviewed in Mexico on 1 June 2018
No me agradó mucho su diseño, queda deber en lo estético de acuerdo a mis gustos personales. Aunque en funciones está completo y la calidad general del reloj es equitativa con respecto a su costo, de unos $2mil pesos. La correa es muy cómoda, por el lado que va a la piel es de goma suave y por fuera de cuero de bovino. Muy útil, fácil de emparejar y de utilizar, es muy práctico y en lo general me encuentro satisfecho. No se le puede pedir más a este tipo de dispositivo, no le encuentro queja alguna y lo recomiendo ampliamente. Su tamaño es grande y bastante bueno.
Gracias por leer mi reseña, espero que sea una buena referencia. Saludos cordiales.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Buen diseño y tamaño ...
Reviewed in Mexico on 29 September 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Use It Like a Regular Watch
Reviewed in the United States on 10 May 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Use It Like a Regular Watch
Reviewed in the United States on 10 May 2018
What really is the definition of a smartwatch? Is it literally a watch that can do more than your basic analog one? There are these “hybrid” smartwatches that fit in that category of a watch that looks like a traditional watch but does a little bit more. This is the Fossil Q Hybrid “smartwatch” and I use the term smartwatch very liberally.

The Q watches pair with your smartphones through the Fossil Q app and it allows you program the three buttons on the right side of the watch to do some “smart features”. Those include buzzing your phone, controlling music, looking at fitness goals and other little tasks. The center of the watchface has a dedicated enclaved fitness goal meter which you can keep track of how close to your step goals you are during the day.

Without a dedicated display, all the “smart” information the watch is trying to pass to you will have to be conveyed through number combinations. That means you’re going to have to remember what each of the 12 numbers of the day mean to you.

For example if i feel a buzz on my wrist and the hands are pointing at 1, it means the contact I programmed at 1 which in my case is Lida, has either called me or smsed me. It takes a while to remember your combinations and there isn’t a way to push through mms notifications so you’re not really getting everything you need there.

Another thing that falls flat is that the Fossil Q app has to be running in the background at all times. If you clear it from your recent apps even with bluetooth on and paired, it will disconnect the watch.

Although the smart features on these Q watches aren’t too helpful, I can’t deny the fact that I love the look and feel of their watches. You can tell when a real watchmaker makes a watch. And Fossil has been a reliable workhorse for the everyday man. It feels different on your wrist. And that is the tradeoff when it comes to wearing a hybrid smartwatch. You get a great looking watch, that really doesn’t do much more than a basic analog watch.

While on that subject, like regular analog watches, the Q’s use coin lithium batteries that you can replace yourself through the back. The app notifies you how much life you have left and I got maybe 4-5 months on one battery here. That isn’t too good for what this watch does to be honest.

But you know once again, I hearken back to looks. This watch looks nice on the wrist. There is no full blown smartwatch that holds a candle to this hybrid in appearance. Not the Apple Watch, not the Huawei Watches, not the Gears.

Things like the brown quick release leather band are steps above the included bands on all smartwatches. I quickly replace them on other watches, but not on this Fossil Q. This is a terrific band that works well alongside this watchface.

So the bottom line is I like the stainless steel body and even the plastic buttons. It’s built well and I love the look of this watch. And ultimately…. that’s what I see it and wear it as…. A basic watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it's supposed to do.
Reviewed in the United States on 13 July 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful watch first, kinda smart second
Reviewed in the United States on 1 August 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful watch first, kinda smart second
Reviewed in the United States on 1 August 2018
As someone who had a 1st generation Apple Watch for a number of years, this watch was a pleasant change. While I loved the novelty of the Apple Watch, constantly being physically connected to another screen was unknowingly reprogramming my brain to crave always being immediately in the know. The Fossil Q Hybrid was a way of easing my tech addiction without having to stop cold turkey. This watch is, first and foremost, a beautiful timepiece. The dark face is elegant enough for a formal occasion and the leather band is stunning. It also is a normal watch band so it can be changed out easily (as I loved doing with my Apple Watch). Buy your straps from Fossil. They won’t disappoint and are quick release bands so it’s incredibly easy to swap out. The watch is also waterproof which offers peace of mind.

As for it’s smart capabilities, the Fossil Q takes some getting used to. Memorizing what each hand movement correlates to takes practice (and I would never program each of the 12 markers, I have 5 and that’s more than enough). But once you get the hang of it, the watch interface is awesome. It’s great to know if one of my pre-programmed important contacts calls or messages me and I should look at my phone or if it’s just a text from someone I don’t need to give any immediate attention to. The number of apps you can have push notifications from is very limited comparatively but that’s the point of the watch, right?

The activity tracker is pretty awful. It’s always a few thousand steps off compared to my other trackers. And while it has a sleep tracker built in, the watch is far to large to comfortably sleep with it. But it’s nice to track generally where I’m at with my step goal each day by pressing a single button on the watch and not having to pull it my phone or load an app.

Some things about this watch: there is no alarm function, no backlight (and the glow in the dark hands are totally worthless unless you JUST came in from being in bright sunlight), and the face is a little too dark sometimes to quickly see the time. These are all minor things but worth noting. Also, you HAVE to use this watch with a smartphone or it won’t work. To be clear, once it is set up, you can be away from your phones Bluetooth connection and it will still keep time. However, there’s no way to set the time even without using the app on your phone.

Finally, the watch died after a month. Changed the battery (even though it said it was at 85%) with no success. Totally dead. Amazon was quick to send me a replacement the next day. Hoping it was just a glitch with the original watch but happy that Amazon was so helpful. It makes buying on Amazon worth it as it would have been a long complicated process through Fossil.

If you’re on the fence about this watch, buy it. It’s a healthy mix of simplicity and technology and at minimum a beautiful watch that will garner lots of attention for its beauty. It’s fun to tell people after they compliment it that it’s also a smart watch!
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