Analysis and handling of the forerunner 945 from Garmin.

In presentation

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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– 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?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The forerunner 945 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the forerunner 945 test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is forerunner 945 a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
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 Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.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.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

Finally, The forerunner 945…

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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