Mommy's Favorite Things: Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

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

I've been wearing a fitness tracker for years now. I've had 2, and I've been wearing them consistently for about 3 years. I love them and wear them full time, 100% of the time. They track my steps and then my exercise when I work out. I was excited to see the new Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch. It's so pretty in a gorgeous Rose Gold. 

This watch makes it easier to be healthy with Google Fit's new apps-Heart Points and Move Minutes- which were designed in collaboration with the AHA and WHO. These evidence based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout the day. Compatible with Apple and Android.

This smartwatch is also swimproof and is water resistant up to 164 feet! It is GPS enabled so is very accurate for outside exercise. It measures distance traveled, calories burned, activity vs inactivity, heart rate, steps taken, stairs climbed and more. Quick access to Google Pay, so you can wave your watch at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards. 

I never used to like big watches, and never thought I'd own one, but this Fossil is really growing on me. It is large with a large face, but I'm liking it a lot. It makes the touchscreen easier to use. 
It was very easy to set up, download the app, log into the google account and sync it via bluetooth. Boom, done. It took me all of 5 minutes. 

It's also really easy to charge, the back of the face just lays on top of the charger and it's magnetic so it stays in place. It charges SUPER fast as well. 

You can receive notifications on it, access your calendar, email and more. 

This watch has really grown on me, BUT I still think I prefer my regular fitness tracker for the gym. This watch is too pretty to get banged up by weights. 

Price: $275 on the Best Buy Website