Analysis and handling of the S102-Noir from Pthtechus.

As a preamble to this test

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary? 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.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Screen size
Several weak points 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

This article will help you see more clearly.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

For several years now, Pthtechus has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The S102-Noir is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this S102-Noir is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Interesting for everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the S102-Noir could do for you.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.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.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 95 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Pthtechusrtunity to listen to music on this model.You will have to choose another watch for this.

Pthtechus’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.Here’s the S102-Noir detail.
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.
With its weight of 95 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.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.This will allow you to retrieve your alerts that initially arrive on your smartphone.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.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.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
Its 1.5-inch screen size will also make it easy for you to read the information.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 95 grams.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

The S102-Noir 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.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Screen size
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications