Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, new Fossil Q Founder models pop up in the Google Store
The LG Watch Urbane, however, has been pushed aside to make room on the virtual shelves for the latest watches.
If you want a smartwatch that can withstand the rugged outdoors, then Casio may have just the option for you.
The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch just appeared on the Google Store alongside a couple of new models for the existing Fossil Q Founder.
Casio’s option is water resistant and includes “military-grade endurance,” which means it can handle drops, shocks, vibrations, and other mishaps during your adventures. When Casio announced the watch, the company said the price would be $500 and include choices of black, green, orange, and red.
Casio also says it can go a month on a charge, thanks to both a monochrome LCD and color LCD screen.
Fossil is another traditional watch maker that’s jumped into the Android Wear game with its Q Founder. You have more options now, as you can get the watch in black with rose gold for $295 or a two-tone option with shades of black and a metal band for $315.
These join the existing choices of brown leather and stainless steel options that are priced at $275 and $295.
The LG Watch Urbane is no longer for sale on the Google Store, which is probably part of a strategy to put the latest and greatest watches out front. We found it to be rather large and gaudy, so you’re better off with a sleeker option anyway.
The impact on you: Android Wear has come a long way, with both traditional watch makers and tech companies angling to put a smartwatch on your wrist. The Google Store is a good place to check out the options, though you may want to explore one from a brick-and-mortar store if you want to find out what this whole putting a computer on your wrist thing is about.
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