As a preamble to this test
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|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
A watch connected for health
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the KVAF044355_4 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.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
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.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.
Is this watch useful in everyday life?
Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the KVAF044355_4 test shows.
The model designed by Guigsi offers an entry-level product.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The battery power of 180 mAh makes this watch one of the worst.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Guigsi didn’t see fit to install it.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Guigsirtunity to listen to music on this model.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the KVAF044355_4 is concerned, here’s the thing.
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.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 180 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Another positive point of the Fossil 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
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.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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 180 mAh of power.
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 an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The KVAF044355_4 – in a nutshell
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
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