Gear Gadget Fu: Fossil Q Reveler activity tracker Recoil Staff March 28, 2016 Join the Conversation Fitbits and assorted counterparts are an increasingly popular part of individual fitness programs now. They seem to be everywhere. Not everyone wants it to be obvious they're wearing one, however, and some folks just prefer something a little more fashionable than a plain plastic band. Those folks will be interested to know about the Fossil Q Reveler activity tracker — Fossil as in the watch company of the same name. Apparently they purchased a company called Misfit (an activity tracker manufacturer) not too long ago. That acquisition led to the Reveler. Designed to look like a fashion accessory, the Reveler utilizes a phone app not just to track your activity and provide steps/calories burned/etc., but also to send you alerts from your smartphone (like a color coded warning that it's your mom on the line). The Reveler works with both iOS and Android devices and purports to have a 7-day battery life, though the one we bought to try out doesn't seem to last quite that long (though even at 4-5 days it's still perfectly useful). It ships with a recharging base to power it back up once it goes belly up. As Fossil says, this is their… “…stylish spin on wearable tech. An iconic activity tracker you'll never want to take off that tracks activity, filters notifications and cues daily inspiration. Now you're armed and ready to go. Fossil Q Reveler looks like a bracelet, acts like an activity tracker. It receives filtered notifications from your favorite contacts and tracks everything from steps to calories all while cueing you to complete creative weekly curiosity challenges. Fossil Q Reveler is engineered with Intel Innovation and compatible with Android and iOS operating systems. Q App is provided by Fossil Group, Inc. so your data will be stored in the USA.” You an learn more online here. They're on Facebook at /fossil.mv/, on Instagram @fossil and on Twitter @Fossil. Gadget Fu Interested in other articles about interesting pieces of tech, assorted doohickeys, interesting thingamawhatsits designed to do everything from help you escape illegal restraints or navigate the back country to improving your quality of daily life and recreation? Check out the whole lineup right here.We keep an eye out for every manner of doodad, contraption, smart gizmo and unusual EDC tool that might be of interest to you. Explore RECOILweb:Surefire XH35: 1,000 Lumens on Your PistolMystery Ranch rolls out Blackjack packsItalian Gun Grease Copper and Lead Fouling CleanerAfterSHOT: Dark Angel Medical's New Product Lineup NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.