As a preamble to this test
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|– Screen size|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Its daily use|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
The watch that tells you about your health?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the Rosa is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Rosa is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.Menus and features are less easy to find.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
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.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.There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.
What are its functions for everyday use?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the Rosa, this is what you can expect.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The battery has a power of 170 mAh, making it one of the lowest today.
Knowing that the autonomy is indicated for 6 hours in standard use.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.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.
Banlvs opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The function is not available here.
The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.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.Is Rosa a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 170 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
It includes GPS tracking.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
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.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.Its 170 mAh battery is one of the lowest powers in the smartwatch category.
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.
The Rosa in conclusion
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.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Screen size
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications