Connected watches have become powerful.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 :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few 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?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Our tests have shown that the S12 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 main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.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.
The S12 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).
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
A connected and practical watch
Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the S12 test shows.
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.
This model comes standard with GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.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.You will have to choose another watch for this.
A connected watch 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.Here’s the S12 detail.
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.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
The 3G function is available on this smartwatch with the presence of the SIM.Mobile connectivity not only provides access to location, but also allows the device to retrieve notifications and alerts from the network to your smartphone.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
The right choice for downloading applications?
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.
The S12 – in a nutshell
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications