Analysis and handling of the GPS-S12-BLACK from Pthtechus.

As an introduction to this analysis

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Few 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 GPS-S12-BLACK compatible with healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The GPS-S12-BLACK is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.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.
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).
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?For the GPS-S12-BLACK, this is what you can expect.
Pthtechus has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
This model comes standard with GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.It is one of the lightest (95 grams) in this range.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.

A connected watch for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is GPS-S12-BLACK a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 95 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch contains a SIM card that enables 3G communication.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

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

The right model to install applications?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
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.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 95 grams.
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.

In short, The GPS-S12-BLACK, the right choice?

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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