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The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.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.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.
The PTH-S8, 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.
Following our tests, this PTH-S8 has a low score for healthy use.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The PTH-S8 unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.
The right choice every day?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this PTH-S8 now.
The model designed by Pthtechus offers an entry-level product.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
This model comes standard with GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 75 grams, less than on comparable models.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Pthtechusrtunity to listen to music on this model.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
The smartwatch designed 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 PTH-S8 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 75 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch contains a SIM card that enables 3G communication.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
The right choice for downloading applications?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.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.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
With a contained weight of 75 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
The PTH-S8 – in a nutshell
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications