The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|The size of his screen|
|Its daily use|
|Not enough sport-oriented features|
|The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
The watch that tells you about your health?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The design of the 1-18 is impeccable.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this 1-18 is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It even sends notifications and alerts to a connected device.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
The right choice every day?
Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?How is this useful in your daily life?Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the 1-18 could do for you.
The model designed by Linchm offers an entry-level product.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
This model does not have GPS.Linchm didn’t see fit to install it.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
Linchm opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 85 grams, less than on comparable models.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The function is not available here.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.We explain what 1-18 can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 85 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
Is it suitable for all needs?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
The screen is not very pleasant to read; mainly because of its small size of 1.2 inches.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 85 grams.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
Finally, The 1-18…
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The few weak points could be:
– The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications