Analysis and handling of the SW-045045 from Latec.

In presentation

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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 :
– Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– 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.

Health follow-up question, what is the SW-045045 worth?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the SW-045045 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this SW-045045 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
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.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.For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Dedicated for everyday use

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?How is this useful in your daily life?For the SW-045045, this is what you can expect.
With this model, Fossil is moving up the rankings.You’re even gonna wonder how you did it before, when you didn’t have it.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 210 mAh.
Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 10 hours.
This model does not have GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You no longer need to plug in a cable to charge it.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, and still for regular use, you have here the music function.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.

A connected watch for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the SW-045045 detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
The battery is in the average range with a power of 210 mAh.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

You will also be able to listen to music with this smartwatch.

The right model to install applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
It has a 210 mAh battery with sufficient power.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The SW-045045 in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its daily use
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications