Got a Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch? Then the Fossil Smartwatches App is the app you
need. It syncs with your new smartwatch so you can get notifications, track your
activity or even sleep (we love sleep), control your music and more right on
your wrist, throughout your day. The best part? Yo...
Loved the watch when it worked.
I got the fossil Garrett hybrid as a Christmas gift! I’m a watch fanatic, as a first time user of a hybrid or smart watch of any kind I thought this was awesome! It held the “old” timeless look of the watch while having the moderen day functions of a smart watch. It worked for a month and I would get on the app a couple times a day and track my steps then in the morning track my sleep schedule. Then about a week ago the watch wouldn’t sync to the app, however I was still getting vibrations from notifications I have programed into the watch. The watch was still connected via Bluetooth to my phone but refused to sync with the app and after countless times talking to people on customer support they didn’t have a clue and would throw me around to “higher up professionals” to help with the issue, and still nothing but after some research come to find out that many people have/had this issue as far back as 2 years ago. Therefore this is an on going issue that has not been addressed. And I’m highly disappointed with fossil.
Problems with the app
Every few weeks, the app refuses to sync data with my watch and suddenly drops it. The notifications still work, so it often takes me a while to notice. At that point a month of data is missing, which is the whole reason I was interested in this watch. Thankfully, each time this has happened I have eventually been able to get the watch to sync again and restore the missing stats by essentially playing with it for a half hour—turning my phone on and off, turning Bluetooth on and off, removing it from my Bluetooth menu so that the app prompts me to add it again, etc. However, this has been very frustrating. The app has also permanently shown a low battery sign after the first time I replaced it, which means it gives me no indication of the actual battery life and I have to guess at when that really needs to be changed. This watch would be a much better purchase if the app were more cooperative. It doesn’t seem to be very well integrated.
First time Fossil Smartwatch User
I’ve wanted to get into smart watches in the last year but have not had chance to buy (plus they are expensive still, for me). I decided to give Fossil Hybrid Watch a try - as an introductions to smart watches. So far - I love it! Its simple and provides me with the information I need to stay notified. The app itself is simple, aesthetically pleasing, and intuitive. The only improvement I would add the watch is to include more options for notifications on the Hybrid watch. For ex: I am not allowed to adjust my watch to notify me whenever I receive an iMessage. I can adjust it to notify when a specific person on my contacts writes to me, but no general messages (however, I am allowed to include all messages from Whatsapp so it is a slight gripe). Anyway, I would recommend a Fossil smartwatch to anyone seeking a clean looking watch with minimal features (or anyone looking to breakaway from the Samsung/Apple)
I’m a bit old school, don’t really like the tech these days. Resistant, you could say. But I, like most, am leashed to my cell phone. With a family, and career. I need to be connected. I wanted a watch with hands and minutes and numbers like the old days. While shopping the fossil site. This watch caught my attention. Simply with classic style and primitive low key posture. Then as I read further I saw it was a smart watch! DANG, I thought.. I just wanted a plain classic watch. Well after getting it because of its beauty. I went ahead and paired it to my phone. WOW! I love it! It’s given me freedom I forgot we had. And the ‘Ring my phone” feature is BRILLIANT!!! For a busy guy like me, it’s been a fantastic distraction! I’ll never get stuck in an unwanted conversation again! “Oh, excuse me, I gotta take this call!” We’ll catch up later! Steve out!
Good Concept, Could be executed better
The whole point of the hybrid watch is that it has some “smart” functionalities that can be set and tracked with the app. I would like to see a wider variety of smart functions. It also tends to be quite buggy. I love the music control option, but I often find my phone randomly starts playing music, and since the last update the music control doesn’t work at all. It also seems that the step and sleep tracking is pretty inaccurate. I was really hoping the hybrid watch and app would work well, but there’s still a few things that need to be worked out. EDIT: Apprciate the developer response and fix to the bugs, the music function works again. Still would love additional functionalities, but I’m happy that the app gets updated to make sure things are working.
Love my watch, but needs a lot of work
My fossil hybrid HR watch is gorgeous and I love that I get some smart watch utility with a normal-looking timepiece. However, it’s wild to me that I can’t get notifications from the Apple iOS reminders app. It’s not a supported app. Additionally, I can’t get my text messages delivered to my watch unless my settings allow the full message to display on my phone screen when it’s locked (I just want to know that XYZ person texted me, I don’t want anyone who picks up my phone to be able to read the messages I have received.) it’s fine that I can’t read the full message on my phone if the setting is not to display on my phone, but to be unable to get any notification at all unless the message previews are turned on for my phone is ridiculous. This lack of utility without compromising security is a real problem and if I’d known the app/system would struggle so much, I’m not sure i would have paid the >$200 for this watch.
Much, MUCH Better. Still problems.
I down graded the rating from 5 stars to 4. After I wrote my review, the watch/app started having a mind of its own. It is not tracking my sleep correctly at all. The main function I care about tracking. It is still fine, and I try to check it every day, but frustrating. I have had this watch over a year. I wanted a smart watch that looked like a regular watch. I wish I had thought about the second hand, though. (The first app was horrible, this started at about a 2.5 stars, but now I do highly recommend it! The new feature of being able to track your own goal is handy (if you want to use it). But I use it to track my sleep as it is irregular. So, yes...worth it!
Good ideas, not so good implementations
I love my HR Watch, and the app is useful. However, there seems to be problems with the memory of the app: It does not remember all my data through the weeks (I have it since last December), and only basic numbers remain while my heart diagram, exercises heart beat, etc. disappear. I love the new function which let you change the watch face by an image. But when I get back to the app, it does not remember the image, so if I want to adjust the image, I have to choose it again. It does not remember my settings, such as which contacts are my favorites, which apps can send notifications to my watch, etc. Besides, I would love to be able to delete some of the data which I find inaccurate, just like with my Health app on my iPhone. Further, I usually take naps during the noon, but only in 2-3 occasions that the app register this sleep data. So I think the accurate of the sleeping monitor should be improved. In general, it seems FOSSIL needs some serious improvements for the app to be fully satisfactory! Keep it up, fix these bugs, allow more apps to use the notification, and this app will be a 5 star to me!
Fix Do Not Disturb
My iPhone automatically goes to “Do Not Disturb” mode from 11PM-8AM each night. The old version of the app recognized this and would not vibrate during those hours. With the new version, it has a (pointless) separate setting outside the iPhone’s native settings. So if I forget to manually turn on “Do Not Disturb” INSIDE THE APP, and get a text in the middle of the night (friends in different time zones, for example) it wakes me up as I also use the watch for sleep tracking. This is a useless setting that didn’t used to be part of the app. Please get rid of it, or at least give the option for the watch to mirror the iPhone’s native “Do Not Disturb “ settings. It’s EXTREMELY annoying. Outside of the new UI, I have hated the new version of this app. Tons of bugs and problems with literal months between releases and simple bugfixes. Would love to give this five stars again someday.
Do not disturb!!!!!
I love the new update of this app. It looks much more modern and has a lot more features that I like. However, the old version of the app would automatically set notifications to "do not disturb" when I turned on "do not disturb" for my phone. Now I have to manually go into the app and turn it off and on. I do NOT want my watch to vibrate while I'm trying to sleep!!!!!!! And I never remember to turn notifications back on in the morning in the app, because who the hell would think to do that, which results in me missing important phone calls and texts. Please get rid of this stupid "feature" or at least make it possible to disable the separate "do not disturb" option so it will sync with phone settings like it used to.
The Charter hybrid watch is exactly what I’ve wanted since smart watches became a thing. I don’t want a phone on my wrist, but I do want the ability to see if a notification warrants my full attention or if it’s just something that can wait until I have a moment. I’m a mom of 3 and have a small business that depends on social media interaction, so I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with watching every buzz in case it’s a potential client. Now, I know if it’s just my last text convo replying “ok” or whatever. The app has been smooth, my phone doesn’t seem any slower or down battery. I dunno what exactly the app should do, but I haven’t run into problems.
Love My Fossil!
The hybrid smartwatch and fossil app are a perfect fit for anyone who wants to stay conscientious of their activity level without announcing to everyone that you’re wearing a fitness tracker! It pairs easily with my iphone. The alarms are wonderful for waking gently or reminders during the day. I love also that the bands are easily changeable. I have several different colors to match whatever I’m wearing. Also, I have some of the buttons programmed to control the music or podcasts on my phone which is very convenient! I’m very pleased with this. I’ve had it for a year or so and owned a fitbit and a jawbone previously. If you’re on the fence, give it a try!
Loving this watch!
So far I am loving this watch. Wanted a watch that looked like a watch (not a mini phone) and acted like a watch (not a mini phone) but that had the functionality of a smart watch...just the few things I needed. I don’t need another phone! It alerts me when I’ve received a text message or have a phone call from the people I’ve selected, so I don’t feel the need to be always attached to my phone and can discreetly attend to them and it tracks fitness and sleep. App has been easy to use and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on how it looks...bc it just looks like an attractive watch!
Not happy at all!!
I have had my hybrid since last year, and up until the latest app update, I have nothing but rave reviews. But, since the update, I have had nothing but problems. #1- I lost a whole week of data after the app update. #2- I got my battery replaced at the Fossil store & had to reinstall the app. After reinstallation, ALL of my information is gone. #3- Just to add insult to injury, the app is still sending me messages that my battery is dead 13 hours after I had it replaced!!! This is unsatisfactory and will not be using any more Fossil products. I have supported you guys for many years, but you just dealt me a huge loss, asI was using my information for a yearly fitness challenge with my company. Almost a whole year down the drain......😤
I’ve had a fossil Smartwatch for years. I’ve loved it. Been my favorite fossil purchases and I’ve been buying Fossil products since they sold clothes!! I have two watches that look like normal watches without all the fancy stuff, just the vibrations and button options. Ever since the Apple software update (iOS 11) though there is NO REASON to have this watch. Normally, if you get a notification your watch will vibrate. However, now ONLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR NOTIFICATIONS TO “PREVIEW ALWAYS” do you get any vibration on your phone. So if you like any sense of privacy and you don’t want your messages being displayed on your Apple home screen for the world to see then don’t bother with this watch. I used to get a notification buzz with the notification setting of “preview - never” Now Fossil hasn’t fixed it so that you can have privacy on your messages, they want people to be able to see your messages on your home screen apparently. Fix it Fossil, my privacy is important to me and I should have my watch vibrate and let me know if incoming messages and calls WITHOUT having “Preview - Always” on. Don’t bother getting this watch!
Yes. Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 33,289 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches Is 69.8/100.
Yes. Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 33,289 Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches Is 69.8/100.
Fossil Hybrid Smartwatches works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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