Analysis and handling of the id205 from Grde.

As an introduction to this analysis

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. 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 :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

Health follow-up question, what is the id205 worth?

For several years now, Grde 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.
Following our tests, this id205 has a low score for healthy use.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Grde decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
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.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Interesting for everyday life?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the id205 could do for you.
Grde has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 210 mAh.
The manufacturer indicates 15 hours of battery life.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of 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.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.At 136 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The function is not available here.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.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 id205 can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 136 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
The battery is in the average range with a power of 210 mAh.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Grde watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

A connected watch with which applications

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
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.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 136 grams.
For the battery, with its 210 mAh, this watch is powerful enough.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

What about the id205?

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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