Analysis and handling of the SM-R600 from Samsung.

In presentation

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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

Is the SM-R600 compatible with healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The SM-R600 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.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 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.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Dedicated for everyday use

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the SM-R600, this is what you can expect.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.This watch informs you and gives advice.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.At 98 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
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 Samsungrtunity to listen to music on this model.That wasn’t planned here.

Samsung’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the SM-R600 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 98 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
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.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

A connected watch with which applications

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.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.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
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.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 98 grams.
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 SM-R600 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 are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications