Analysis and handling of the 182-GR from Padgene.

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 daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– 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 watch that tells you about your health?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Following our tests, this 182-GR has a low score for healthy use.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

The right choice every day?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the 182-GR, this is what you can expect.
As far as everyday life is concerned, Fossil allows this model to be at the top of the rankings.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
Knowing that the autonomy is indicated for 5 hours in standard use.
This model does not have GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.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 tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
An indispensable feature of this watch is wireless charging.The watch is placed on its base, and the battery charging is activated.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The function is not available here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what 182-GR can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
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.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.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.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

Finally, The 182-GR…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its daily use
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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