Analysis and handling of the ID205L from Idealroyal.

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Connected watches have become powerful.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The ID205L, the right one for healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this ID205L has a low score for healthy use.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Idealroyal decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.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.

The right choice every day?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the ID205L test shows.
Through this model, Idealroyal offers an interesting product.This watch informs you and gives advice.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Idealroyal didn’t see fit to install it.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Idealroyal 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.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 102 grams, less than on comparable models.
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.The function is not available here.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.We explain what ID205L 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.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 102 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.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.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

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

The Idealroyal watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It is one of the lightest watches – 102 grams.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The ID205L in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications