Analysis and handling of the SS8-Blue from Pthtechus.

Foreword

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The SS8-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The SS8-Blue may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
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.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
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?

Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the SS8-Blue, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Pthtechus offers an interesting product.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of 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.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.So you can safely swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
Pthtechus opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.It is one of the lightest (75 grams) in this range.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.That wasn’t planned here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

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 SS8-Blue is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 75 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.

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

The Pthtechus 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.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.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
Thanks to the large screen size of 1.4 inches, it is no problem to analyze the data displayed.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 75 grams.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

What about the SS8-Blue?

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:
– Screen size
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications