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.
In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.
A watch connected for health
For several years now, Grde has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The design of the ID216 is impeccable.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this ID216 is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this ID216.
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.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 can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
Is this watch useful in everyday life?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the ID216 test shows.
Through this model, Grde offers an interesting product.This watch informs you and gives advice.
Fossil says the device will last about 40 days.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Grde 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 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.
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.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
Grde’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.Is ID216 a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
The right model to install applications?
Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
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.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The ID216 – in a nutshell
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.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications