Analysis and handling of the B08L from Gokoo.

Foreword

Connected watches have become powerful.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 :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

Is the B08L compatible with healthy use?

For several years now, Gokoo has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The B08L may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this B08L is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and 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.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

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 B08L test shows.
Gokoo has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
As for the autonomy, Gokoo considers that it will last 10 hours.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.So you can safely swim with it.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

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 B08L detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another advantage of Gokoo watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

An interesting point about this smartwatch, is the presence of an audio player.

The Gokoo 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.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.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.

In short, The B08L, the right choice?

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Screen size
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

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