Analysis and handling of the Pack Forerunner 735XT from Garmin.

As a preamble to this test

Connected watches have become powerful.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The Pack Forerunner 735XT is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

A connected and practical watch

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Pack Forerunner 735XT now.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
This model comes standard with GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

A connected watch for sports

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the Pack Forerunner 735XT detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
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.

Is it suitable for all needs?

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The Pack Forerunner 735XT…

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.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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