Disclosure: I’m a member of the Best Buy Blogger network. I received a Fossil Smartwatch in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Are you still shopping for someone you love for the 2018 holiday season? Time is running out! Shop now and order gifts to make sure they arrive by Christmas!
One gift that I would highly recommend is the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 40mm Stainless Steel in the Rose Gold color from Best Buy. I must admit, I never really knew much about smartwatches until my husband was given a smartwatch several months back. I asked him what he thought about his watch and he went over the different features and said he really loved it. When I received the chance to try one out, I was pretty excited about it!
First, one of the reasons why I chose this fossil watch was because my jewelry is gold. My wedding ring is gold and my Aggie ring from Texas A&M is gold. I wanted something that would match my other jewelry that I wear on a daily basis. Second, I knew this watch would be perfect to wear to a formal Christmas party that we were attending for my husband’s squadron. I wore a black dress, black heels, and the gold earrings I chose matched the watch well!
It has been fun “getting to know” my watch more over the last few days. I learn something new about this smartwatch everyday as I navigate my way around it to see all of the cool and fun things it can do. At lunch today, my girls were interested in seeing all of the different watch faces we could choose and they fell in love with the puppy watch face! He sleeps and goes dark when I’m inactive and lights up and wakes up when I start moving around! There are many fun watch faces to choose from! My other favorites are the “Fashion Digital” and “Original Boyfriend” watch faces. My two year old likes to see the robot watch face.
One of my favorite features of this smartwatch is being able to put my mind at ease when my phone isn’t around. I no longer have to have my phone attached to me everywhere I go in case of a text or call alert. I like that I was able to pair my watch to my smartphone to receive these alerts as they happen. There are times when my kids take my phone and run off to play the apps on the phone and I can still receive important updates through the watch so that I don’t miss anything important.
With the new year coming up, I’m excited to use the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers — Heart Points and Move Minutes — which were designed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. I enjoy checking the steps counter on a regular basis. It’s telling me that I’ve logged 1,674 steps today. Because of this watch, I’m ready to challenge myself and start trying to log a certain amount of steps in one day. I’m clearly not getting enough now, but that will change during the new year with my new goals.
I’ll be taking time during the holidays to figure out other features that this smart phone offers including the “Fit Workout” challenges like the push-up challenge, sit up challenge, and squat challenge. My husband and I have some pretty big health goals for the new year and these features will most definitely come in handy!
Other cool features that I can use include checking the weather in my area (currently 51 degrees with a 43% chance of rain here) as well as fun features like a flashlight, alarm, list of contacts, agenda, and more. There’s also quick access to Google Pay — so you can pay with a wave at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards.
Finally, as with many products, there are some things that I’ll need to do and remember before I fully get to enjoy my smartwatch! I’m heading to a jeweler tomorrow to tighten the watch up a bit since the band is a bit loose on me! I’m so excited about this watch that I do want to wear it daily, but to enjoy the comfort of it, I’ll be taking off about two to three chains for a better fit. Also, I do need to charge my watch on a daily basis to keep a full charge!
Overall, I’m very pleased with the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch from Best Buy and happy to be able to use it during the new year!
Do you have a smartwatch? What is your favorite feature?