Fossil Gen 4 Explorist Reviewed

7.6 score
[Editors rating (7.6) + Users rating (10.0)] / 2 = ( score (7.6)/10

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The Fossil Gen 4 Explorist is a customizable fitness tracker that will easily fit into your life. It is very stylish and can take your look up a notch when comparing it to other tracker options available to you. More importantly, you will be able to accurately keep track of a variety of different aspects of your life. Whether you are looking for something to help keep you on track with your diet or you want to know how you are doing at keeping your activity levels up, this watch can help. This product is quite versatile. It will keep you in control of your life via phone calls, texts, and music. The ability to control your music is a feature that customers truly love as this device connects with a plethora of your favorite music apps and can truly keep you motivated towards crushing your daily goal. This option gives you a few features you don’t see most other places. Including features like a flashlight and storage for your favorite songs. Keeping track of your sleep, calendar, and activities are crucial in making sure you stick with your routine. Overall, customers are pleased with the look and functionality of this smartwatch.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Exceptionally Stylish
  • Customizable Watch Face
  • Decent Battery Life
  • Nice Band Options
  • Great Screen Size
  • Simple Charging System
  • Solid Technology
  • Pricey
  • User Manual Not Included


Fossil brand has been known for their beautiful time-pieces for generations. As technology advanced, so did their lines. Now they not only offer watches but a variety of accessories that can help improve your look and life. Their products are seen globally. While many don’t think of this brand as one to buy fitness trackers from, they do offer a nice option. When you need your fitness to match your lifestyle they have an option for you. All of their products are exceptionally high-quality and built to last. Their products offer features we don’t see other places which is impressive considering they are not an electronics company. Overall, this is an impressive brand that makes impressive products to fit your day with ease.

Basic Features

When you make an investment into a smartwatch there are some features you absolutely expect to see. This option, by Fossil, will keep track of your steps and a huge variety of activities. When you can track your activities and see how your performance is improving it becomes a great driver to your ambition. You will be able to easily connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Another great aspect is the fact that you will be able to see how far you have gone and push for those longer distances while running or walking. Staying on track with your daily calorie limits is easy with this tracker as well. You will be able to see what you have burned which can majorly improve your progress in weight loss.

Advanced Features

The amount of features you get to help keep your life convenient is impressive when it comes to this watch. This item sports a microphone., allowing you to control your smartwatch more easily. For those of you that need reminders, you will be able to set them for any time you like. You can use these features for a variety of things including reminders to drink more water throughout or the day or keeping track of what goal you currently have set for yourself. This will easily show you your progress towards achieving your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. The access to apps is great on this watch also. You will be able to keep track of things like the weather and your social media accounts with ease. These are only some of the many features that are available with this option by Fossil. Just to name a few other, there is a heart rate monitor, Google Pay Services, and complete control over your music of choice. As you can see this watch is not lacking for features.


Customers are very pleased with the accuracy of the smartwatch. While, like many others, the heart rate monitor may not be 100% accurate it is more accurate than most. The sound design and Technology of this option gives you a plethora of activities that you can track. All of these activities are going to be tracked accurately which ensures you'll be able to really see what your day looks like. This includes the time you are asleep. When you're looking at the whole picture making adjustments to your routine become simplified. Being able to see things like not burning enough calories or trouble while you're sleeping can help you refocus and make adjustments that lead to better overall health. Obviously, the accuracy of this item is one of the pieces that customers love the most.


This product comes with a charging magnet. What this means is you'll be able to Simply set your watch on top of the charging unit and your battery will charge. It does not take long at all to get your battery full. It has been noted by customers several times that this product does not offer the best battery life. This, of course, depends on how you're using the device. The more you are running on it which includes sending text messages and receiving phone calls the shorter the life of the battery is going to be. When you are using it less frequently you can get up to 24 hours per charge. Due to the fact it doesn't take long to recharge this is an average life expectancy even though it is not as long as others that are available.


While, technically, this Smartwatch has the capability of connecting to Android and iPhone devices, however, iPhone users beware. You will not be able to receive calls or text messages via this Smartwatch if you are using an iPhone. As a matter of fact, many have the capabilities are limited for you. Now, as for you Android users, you should have no trouble at all. This interphase is extremely user-friendly for those of you that are on Android devices. You will have access to all of the features that we have previously discussed. It is important to note that customers that are using Android devices are exceptionally happy with the easy connection and sinking this option has to offer.


As far as smart watches go, this is a very versatile option. It gives you access to a variety of different apps, social media pages, text messages, and emails. As you can see, this will give you the information you need regardless of what you're doing throughout your day. You will also be able to track a variety of different activities as well as health-related information. Ability to track swimming is another nice aspect that makes this option quite versatile. It also has the ability to connect with your Google pay. There are many features that are seen with this watch that we do not see elsewhere. We feel that this makes it a very versatile option that will easily fit into your daily routine.


With the ability to change the band of this Smartwatch, you will be able to find the most comfortable fit for the activity you were involved in. Obviously, you probably don't want to wear a silicone band in the boardroom but likewise, you don't want to wear a leather band out for a long run. Due to the fact that you are able to buy bands made from a large variety of materials you will be able to have one to fit all of your daily needs. The bands are simple to change and the options can transition from your morning workout routine to an evening dinner with that special someone. Overall, customers are extremely satisfied with the Comfort level that this Smartwatch provides. This is very important considering you will likely be wearing it all of the time.


With all of the different features that this item offers, it comes with more advantages than we see with other fitness trackers. You have the typical advantages such as the ability to track your steps, sleep patterns, and calories burned throughout the day. This helps give you insight into your activity levels and energy levels. You will also have the advantage of being able to use this item in the water. It makes keeping track of your swim sessions convenient and simple. With all of the other Advanced features such as Google pay, app notifications, alerts from your calendar, and voice capabilities you will be able to use it as an advantage throughout your day. It can help keep you on track and streamline all processes to make them quicker and more efficient.


One of the biggest disadvantages with this product has to do with battery life. Due to the fact that it has so many features and so much capability people tend to want to use it all the time. This is completely understandable. However, when you are using it all the time it does take a serious toll on the longevity of you so you get out of a single charge. This may mean extra time on the charging station in less time tracking your activities. The only other major disadvantage we see with it is the lack of connectivity that it offers to iPhone users. This is often times a problem when somebody using an iPhone goes with a device that is not the same brand. Overall, there are very few disadvantages to this item and we feel that customers will be pleased with it.


As you would expect, this is a very high-quality item. It comes with a plethora of features that are convenient for your everyday life. The technology used behind it is perfectly sound. It offers accurate readings and can age you in a variety of tasks throughout your day. Fossil is known for the stellar watches they have been producing for years and this one fits into their line very well. There are a few disadvantages that come with it but the hole it is a loved product that consumers are happy with. The bands are also great quality and available in a variety of materials to suit your style regardless of what it is. When you are going to make an investment into an item like this you expect that it to be of this level of quality. From the customizable watch face to the bands you will see the attention to detail in every regard.


You will be making quite a hefty investment when you decide to purchase this option by Fossil. Not every budget will be able to afford to easily and some will not be able to afford it at all. You may really need to save for some time before adding this to your collection. We can't only base the value of a product on its price, however. When you look over all of the aspects and the variety of features that this smartwatch has to offer it is simple to see why so many customers feel as if it is an exceptional value. It gives you all of the information you need to tailor your daily life inconvenience and style. You will also be able to keep track of your fitness goals and activities with ease. When you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle the features that this tracker offers can make that easier than ever before.

Bottom Line

Fossil brand is well loved by its users because they offer some of the finest quality items available. Their Smartwatch is no exception. While it carries a significant price tag it also gives you features that are not seen in many other options currently out there. Not only will you have access to their app but you'll be able to stay connected with the people in your life with access to a variety of other apps while using the smart device. It is stylish and offers a design that transfers nicely throughout your day. You will have a truly versatile Smartwatch that can help you stay driven towards your weight loss, strength enhancement, and overall fitness goals. We feel that if you make the investment you'll be happy with your purchase and find the path to being truly healthy a bit easier than you have ever found it before.