Analysis and handling of the S102-GPS- Mint Blue from Pthtechus.

To start

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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 :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The S102-GPS- Mint Blue, 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 complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The S102-GPS- Mint Blue is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.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 S102-GPS- Mint Blue is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the S102-GPS- Mint Blue, this is what you can expect.
Pthtechus has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.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.That wasn’t planned here.

Pthtechus’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the S102-GPS- Mint Blue is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
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.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

A connected watch with which applications

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not really designed to install 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.
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.

Finally, The S102-GPS- Mint Blue…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications