The Fossil App is the companion app for Fossil's line of smartwatches. Receive alerts from your favorite contacts and apps, compare multiple time zones and track everything from steps to sleep through the app. Turn your smartwatch into a remote control with customizable buttons that can control your music, check your commute time and more. The best part? You can further customize your smartwatch to perform your favorite features. Download now to stay connected.
GET NOTIFIED – Know who's calling or texting you
TAKE A SHORTCUT – Assign a function to your buttons
TRACK IT ALL – Keep track of your progress
GET CONNECTED – Start tracking stats, gain access to a variety of shortcuts and receive notifications on your watch!
Compatible with Healthkit.
We changed the name and updated the look, but it’s still the same great app you know and love.
Ratings and Reviews
Love this watch and this app!
I’ve had a hybrid smart watch of a different brand before (when they were but a twinkle in the eye of Fossil) and I must say, the Fossil hybrid smartwatch is a HUGE step up. The app works great for what it does. I never have a problem pairing my watch and it’s a breeze to link a contact or app to a number on my watch. I also LOVE that you can customize the buttons on your watch and save presets. That said, the watch itself works great too! There are a few features I wish were included:
- more detailed sleep tracking—it already tracks how much time is “restful sleep” and “light sleep” so why not show the times for both? That would be more useful data. This is the ONLY reason I took a star away from my rating, it’s important to me and I was expecting a little more.
- custom vibration patterns - let me choose a different vibration for each contact/app that is assigned a number. OR differentiate between calls and texts/notifications so I know how fast to get to the phone (ha)
- set a watch button function based on a combination of buttons, thereby adding more functions to the watch at a time. Right now, there are 4 functions I wish I had on my watch at all times and only 3 buttons. It would be nice if top + middle buttons pressed at same time could offer an additional function (just an example)
Developer Response ,
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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.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the feedback you've provided and are sorry for the syncing issues you are experiencing. At this time, please ensure your phones iOS is up to date. Please also note, your watch can store data for 14 days between syncs. Please ensure you are syncing the watch with the App within the 14 days. If you continue to have issues, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look further into this for you.
Activity tracker is worthless
Don’t be fooled, the tracker is garbage. After a couple months of thinking maybe it would calibrate, it hasn’t. In any given day it’s about 2,000 steps different from Apples tracker. On days when I go hiking or just for long walks around SF, it’s about 3,000 to 4,000 different. Your talking a mile + difference. How is that even possible? It doesn’t actually track your steps/activity, maybe just the swing of your arms.
*Update* - Fossil responded about it being my height and weight... That’s a lazy way of putting off the root cause. I just hiked a 6.5 mile trial. The app I use for hiking tracks distance, steps etc. Apple tracked my steps at 14,051 @ 6.5miles and Fossil 10,840 @ 4.4miles. The hike tracker was similar to Apple.
Fossil there is numerous complaints about this issue. 2 miles different is an algorithm issue your algorithm needs a facelift, badly. Listen to users that are pointing this out. My height and weight are perfectly fine.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your recent review. We apologize for the step counting issue you are experiencing. Please note, steps and distances are calculated based on an algorithm. This algorithm is an estimated figure calculated using the information provided during initial setup: age, gender, body measurements. We would recommend ensuring your metrics in your App are still correct. Please also ensure your phones iOS is up to date. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or need any further assistance.
- Fossil, Inc.
- 216 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2015 Fossil, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.