As a preamble to this test
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|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 watch that tells you about your health?
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The design of the rose is impeccable.For a healthy orientation, this watch is undoubtedly one of the best choices you can make.
The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this rose is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.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.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
Dedicated for everyday use
Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this rose now.
The model designed by Gokoo offers an entry-level product.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
With only 180 mAh, this watch is equipped with one of the least powerful batteries.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 118 grams, less than on comparable models.
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.That wasn’t planned here.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what rose can do for you.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 118 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 180 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
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.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.
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
Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
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.Only those installed by default are available.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 118 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.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.
What about the rose?
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.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– 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