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 :|
|– The size of his screen|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
Is the CORF0 compatible with healthy use?
For several years now, Cokil has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Clearly, the CORF0 is one of the best possible choices.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.
The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.Menus and features are less easy to find.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.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.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
A smartwatch for everyday life
Do you need a smart watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the CORF0 test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
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.
A connected watch for sports
The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the CORF0 is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
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.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
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 influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.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 0.96 inches.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The CORF0 in conclusion
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The few weak points could be:
– The size of his screen
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications