Analysis and handling of the m8v from Huimo.

To start

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– 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.

Is the m8v compatible with healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The design of the m8v is impeccable.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this m8v.
The watch’s PropriĆ©taire operating system serves as a sleep monitor.With its advanced technology, it is able to analyze it, with elements such as tracking noise and movement while you sleep.Through all the tests we were able to do, it appears that this model presents the best score in terms of health monitoring.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the m8v, this is what you can expect.
Huimo has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 180 mAh could have been better.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.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.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This watch is very comfortable to wear.At 74 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
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.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.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.And as far as the m8v is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 74 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It is one of the watches with the lowest battery life of 180 mAh.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The right model to install applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
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.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 74 grams.
Its 180 mAh battery is one of the lowest powers in the smartwatch category.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

Finally, The m8v…

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.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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