Analysis and handling of the x1 from Latec.

In presentation

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– The size of his screen
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

A watch connected for health

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The x1 corresponds to the latest generation of watches.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 x1 is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this x1 is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.Through all the tests we were able to do, it appears that this model presents the best score in terms of health monitoring.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

The right choice every day?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the x1 test shows.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.So you can safely swim with it.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.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 Latecrtunity to listen to music on this model.The function is not available here.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.Is x1 a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

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

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
The screen is not very pleasant to read; mainly because of its small size of 1.1 inches.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The x1 – in a nutshell

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– The size of his screen
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications