The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.
Do you own a smartwatch? I have used fitness trackers in the past but they were never very feminine looking. I have had a smartwatch on my wishlist for a while but had not found one that I loved. I was eager to test out the new Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch. First of all, it’s rose gold!
Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch
This smartwatch is absolutely gorgeous. I love the rose gold with feminine stones around the watch face and band. The rose gold is 18mm stainless steel and very lightweight. The weight of the watch was a big selling factor for me since my wrists are so petite. A heavy watch actually starts to make my wrist and hand cramp. With early stages of carpal tunnel, I didn’t need anything causing more issues. This smartwatch is a perfect size and weight for me.
OS by Google
Going beyond the typical smartwatch that alerts you when you get a social media notification, email or text message, the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch uses OS by Google to help you get smart help and health coaching conveniently from your wrist. You can set up and link your Google Assistant account to stay proactive throughout the day with alerts and reminders.
OS by Google is compatible with iPhone/iOS and Android. I personally use an iPhone and it syncs perfectly.
Stay motivated this new year towards a healthier life with coaching based on the guidelines from the American Heart Assosciation & World Health Organization, thanks to Google Fit. You can easily track your progress from the smartwatch and monitor it throughout the day to see how many steps you’ve taken, how your heartrate has measured and gauge your workout routine.
Once you download the Google Wear OS app on your smartphone, you can customize the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch. There are several face designs to select from or you can add your own. My son loved the car speedometer while I selected the cute doggie. The dog winks at you! When the watch goes to sleep when your wrist is down, the dog turns black with a white outline so it isn’t lite up the whole day. As you lift your wrist the watch wakes up.
With the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch, you have quick access to Google Pay. Once you set it up and connect your free account, you can pay at almost anyplace that accepts credit cards with a wave of your wrist.
This smartwatch is also swimproof and able to play stored music on your runs so you do not have to carry your smartphone with you.
If you have a techie, fashionista, or a busy mom on-the-go on your holiday gift list this year, this Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is a great gift. When shopping at Best Buy you can purchase the smartwatch with the choice of three different bands. It’s perfect for the person with goals of staying more active this new year and someone like me that gets caught up in work and uses the watch as a gentle reminder to get up and take more steps.