Analysis and handling of the instinct from Garmin.

To start

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
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– 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.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Our tests have shown that the instinct 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 disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.Menus and features are less easy to find.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this instinct now.
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.
The manufacturer even announces a service life of 14 days.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.It is one of the lightest (78 grams) in this range.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what instinct can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 78 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.

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

The Garmin watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.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.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 78 grams.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

The instinct in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- 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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