And to begin with…
You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|Not enough sport-oriented features|
|The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
The id205, the right one for healthy use?
Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Grde’s id205 offers its latest high-end model.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 id205 is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this id205.
The watch’s Propriétaire operating system serves as a sleep monitor.It even sends notifications and alerts to a connected device.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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 can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
Dedicated for everyday use
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the id205 could do for you.
Grde has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 210 mAh.
As for the autonomy, Grde considers that it will last 5 hours.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 136 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
One last point about the features of this watch is the music function.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.
Grde’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?
A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a product with many advantages.Is id205 a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 136 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
This model has an average battery life of 210 mAh.
Also note that this watch does not have 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.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.
You will also be able to listen to music with this smartwatch.
The watch and possible applications
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.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.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.With a contained weight of 136 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
For the battery, with its 210 mAh, this watch is powerful enough.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 id205 – in a nutshell
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications