Analysis and handling of the ZK-W2 from Zkcreation.

As an introduction to this analysis

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.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.

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

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The ZK-W2 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.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 operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this ZK-W2 is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.This will allow you to interpret your movements 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.
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.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

Dedicated for everyday use

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the ZK-W2 test shows.
Zkcreation has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.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.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The function is not available here.

A connected watch for sports

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.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.We explain what ZK-W2 can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of 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.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Zkcreation watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The Zkcreation watch: a good choice to be connected?

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.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
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.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

In short, The ZK-W2, the right choice?

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications