And to begin with…
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|Not enough sport-oriented features|
|The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
Health follow-up question, what is the Smart Watch worth?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Willful’s Smart Watch offers its latest high-end model.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Smart Watch is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.You will know if you are resting properly during the night, and if the quality of your sleep is regular.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.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.In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
Is this watch useful in everyday life?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the Smart Watch test shows.
Through this model, Willful offers an interesting product.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.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 tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
A connected watch for sports
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the Smart Watch is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
The Willful watch: a good choice to be connected?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
With a screen size of 1.3 inches, it is in the average.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.
In short, The Smart Watch, the right choice?
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 one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications