As an introduction to this analysis
You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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 daily use|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.
The perfect watch for health monitoring?
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.
Our tests have shown that the s12 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
Instead of running his watch with a known system, Tllaygm decided to use his own portable operating system.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
Is this watch useful in everyday life?
Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the s12, this is what you can expect.
This model belongs to the top of the range in today’s smartwatches.You’re even gonna wonder how you did it before, when you didn’t have it.
It has one of the best batteries, 400 mAh.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.You will have to choose another watch for this.
The right model for analyzing his sports activity?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.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.Here’s the s12 detail.
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.
It is one of the models with one of the best autonomy, for a 400 mAh battery.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
The watch works with 3G technology.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
A connected watch with which applications
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.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.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
Its 400 mAh battery is one of the most powerful on the market.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The s12 in conclusion
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its daily use
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications