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You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.
The watch that tells you about your health?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Following our tests, this instinct has a low score for healthy use.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
A connected and practical watch
Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the instinct test shows.
Through this model, Garmin offers an interesting product.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
Fossil says the device will last about 14 days.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.
Garmin’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.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 instinct can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
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.
Its altimeter sensor will determine the activity of those who practice mountain sports.
Another advantage of Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
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.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
instinct, the right choice for the right use
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications