How My OS by Google + Fossil Smartwatch Helps Me this Holiday Season

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.

My OS by Google+ Fossil Smartwatch helps keep me ahead of the game this holiday season, and into a brand new year. Here's why it's so good: #Fossilstyle #ad

I have to say – I wanted this Smartwatch for so long!

It is SO cool. I have the Fossil – Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch 4mm Stainless Steel (in Rose Gold for those that play along) and it’s totally my life hack for the holidays. In fact, I can see it going way beyond the holidays. This watch will help me with my New Year’s resolutions. Of course mine generally involve more activity, a lower heart rate, and finally leaving North America, so I’m in luck with having something so cool. It’s a productivity optimizing watch! And you can choose your dial!

Obviously, I chose rainbow.

Here’s what you can do with your Fossil Smartwatch:

1 – You can record information about exercise sessions – it monitors heart rate and location.

2 – The watch communicates with both iPhone and Android smartphones for easy data collection.

3 – The rose gold band blends with both office wear and exercise wear, and just looks mighty pretty.

4 – It makes it easier to be healthy because you have the Google Fit app’s two new activity trackers—Heart Points and Move Minutes — which were designed in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.

5 – AND, these evidence-based metrics measure activity intensity, and smarter health coaching makes your fitness goals more achievable by motivating you to stay active throughout your day, everyday.

6 – The watch is swim-proof and can also play stored music on your runs.

7 – You have quick access to Google Pay wherever you are – so you can pay with a wave nearly anywhere that accepts credit cards.

8 – As I said before, you can customize your dial – watch face.

9 – You can maximize your time more with glanceable, easy to manage notifications, with smart replies to respond quickly on the go.

10 – With OS by Google Messaging, you get smarter health coaching from Google Fit and this motivates you towards a healthier life with coaching and activity tracking based on guidelines from the American Heart Association & World Health Organization.

You can make every minute matter this holiday season with smart help and health coaching, and all from the convenience of your wrist too! The Fossil smartwatch is compatible with iPhone/iOS and Android.

My OS by Google+ Fossil Smartwatch helps keep me ahead of the game this holiday season, and into a brand new year. Here's why it's so good: #Fossilstyle #ad

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My OS by Google+ Fossil Smartwatch helps keep me ahead of the game this holiday season, and into a brand new year. Here's why it's so good: #Fossilstyle #ad

Our Holiday Gift Tradition of Big Dog Sportswear

This post has been sponsored by Big Dog Sportswear, all opinions are my own.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

This year, I got into the holiday spirit early.

You see, it always hits me in some way and it hits me hard. It’s sort of like that first moment you realize it’s summer. A smell, a memory, a song, or a taste at the right time and at the right place. Suddenly, you’re in it. It’s funny how the holiday season does that to you. Maybe it’s a gingerbread latte or doing something kind for someone else. It could be music or holiday gift shopping. Whatever it is, it picks you up and doesn’t let you go again until at least January. At least!

And by then, you get to use all your cozy and wonderful holiday gifts!

For me, it hit me this year when holiday shopping. I got perhaps more excited than ever, because it’s going to be a Christmas with all of my family, including my uncle. All in all, there will be 21 of us. And we have such awesome traditions of playing Secret Santa, having orange smoothies, enjoying a big brunch midway through holiday gifting, and then more present unwrapping! This year I want to talk about a wonderful holiday tradition we have with Big Dog Sportswear.

They truly have something for everyone on your list, including yourself!

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

Why do we love it? A few reasons. For one, when you buy Big Dog Sportswear, you are getting HIGH quality, reasonably priced activewear and accessories for everyone on your list – men, women, children of all ages, and of course – yourself. And whether you’re short, tall, big, or small, Big Dog is for everyone! Let me tell you why WE love it. Tradition. My dad has quite a few of their products and always wears them on vacation or during holiday break. I call it his “Big Dog Look.”

So, I got him this awesome Polar Fleece Full Zip Up Hoodie in Indigo/Navy.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

As for my uncle, I wanted to get him something similar. I usually get my dad clothing in maroon and my uncle clothing in blue, but I reversed it this year! Also, my uncle has Parkinson’s disease and can’t do clothing with buttons. He loves zippers and so I got him a Heather Micro Fleece Half Zip Up Sweatshirt in Maroon. Quality and comfort without the hassle.

Makes me feel happy.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

You know what else? I always get myself something cozy. I’ve always loved this brand because of all of the fun and memorable moments I’ve had with it. So, with it being the holiday season, and this being tradition in our household, I had to get this perfect gift. And it’s nice that my family can connect with Big Dog. They’re nostalgic. They’re American. They’re known for their fun, clever, and patriotic graphic tees. And they’re US.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

I always get myself a pair of plaid flannel pants. They make me happy. These are so cozy and colorful and perfect for lounging around the house both at night, and on those cold days during the holiday season. Just time with loved ones.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

Getting a gift for myself is awesome, of course, but customizing personal gifts for my dad and my uncle? That’s priceless. Both love comfortable, versatile, and HIGH-quality clothing, but knowing I can choose from a variety of colors, fabrics, and zipper options is what makes it a no-brainer for me. It’s both unique and personable to get these gifts for my family, year after year. And you can customize your own unique gifts for loved ones with a few clicks of the mouse! So easy.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

Also, it’s one-stop shopping. You can purchase items for EVERYONE on your list. Think about that. You can make a list and check it twice and be done with holiday shopping after only minutes perusing the Big Dog Sportswear website.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

Also, hence the name, they even have pet gifts! There’s a really fun graphic tees and accessories page with aprons, warm wearable blankets, hats, mugs, dog toys, socks, license plate frames, coolers, leashes and collars, and so much more.

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub

My dad wears Big Dog Sportswear, my uncle wears Big Dog Sportswear, and I do too! We want to singlehandedly bring this brand back, because it has such a wonderful variety and you can gift to ANYONE on your holiday list. And I know those lists. They get pretty extensive. Think about all the people in your life and how you can get each one something personal.

Check out the Big Dogs Sportswear website and see how to make it your own this holiday season!

What Big Dog Sportswear would you get for yourself? For your loved ones?

For years now, we have a holiday tradition of gifting Big Dog Sportswear. Why? Comfort, quality, versatility, good gift ideas and TRADITION #AD #BigDogClub