As an introduction to this analysis
Connected watches have become powerful. 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.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
The Q58-BL-014, the right one for healthy use?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Following our tests, this Q58-BL-014 has a low score for healthy use.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Q58-BL-014 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
A connected and practical watch
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the Q58-BL-014 test shows.
Through this model, Heropi offers an interesting product.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 200 mAh.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.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.
Heropi opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what Q58-BL-014 can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
With a battery power of 200 mAh, it is in the middle of its category.
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.
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.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
Is it suitable for all needs?
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.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of 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 has a 200 mAh battery with sufficient power.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
In short, The Q58-BL-014, the right choice?
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications