The Full Guard has a lot of interesting new ideas about how we use our smartwatch. It wants to replicate the feeling of unique analog watch designs; It wants to give you visual information quickly; It wants to put need-to-know information a couple taps away, and your favorite apps a button-press away.
These good ideas, however, aren’t executed all that well. That, plus poor battery life, makes the Full Guard feel like it’s still working this smartwatch thing out.
Fossil has become a big player in the world of Android Wear smartwatches, but not all of its watch brands have joined the fray. The Diesel Full On Guard marks Diesel’s first night at the party, and it’s brought along a couple of tricks to show off.
Diesel has opted to both replicate and enhance what it currently does on analog watches with the Full Guard, and it hopes it’s the first in a new series of smartwatches.
But does it live up to its promise? Can it join the growing pantheon of good Fossil smartwatches or will it fall to the wayside? Here’s our verdict on how Diesel sits in the landscape of Android Wear smartwatches.
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