As a preamble to this test
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
The perfect watch for health monitoring?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the 3-12Y is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The 3-12Y unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.A useful device when you want to keep track of the calories burned during the day.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
A connected and practical watch
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the 3-12Y, this is what you can expect.
Moweallarge has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
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.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.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.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.
The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what 3-12Y can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
The watch works with 3G technology.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
A connected watch with which 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.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Only those installed by default are available.
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 an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The 3-12Y – in a nutshell
To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications