Analysis and handling of the B08 from Willful.

As a preamble to this test

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

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.
Clearly, the B08 is one of the best possible choices.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.Menus and features are less easy to find.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
This B08 gives you a deep insight into your sleep habits.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
And for monitoring over a period of time, it has an ECG function, you can perform electrocardiograms on your screen to know your heart rate in detail.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this B08 now.
Through this model, Willful offers an interesting product.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
As for the autonomy, Willful assures that it will last 30 days.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.You will have to choose another watch for this.

Willful’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.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 B08 can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another advantage of Willful watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The right choice for downloading applications?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.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.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

In short, The B08, the right choice?

Our tests have shown us that this model is a good compromise.Well designed, the B08 will suit many users.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications