Connected watches have become powerful. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Not enough functionality for good 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 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.Our tests have shown that the Black is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It may be used for simple information purposes only.
The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
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.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
Interesting for everyday life?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the Black could do for you.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.This watch informs you and gives advice.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.You will have to choose another watch for this.
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.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 Black can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
Is it suitable for all needs?
Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
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 of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.
Finally, The Black…
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.
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