Analysis and handling of the steel hr from Withings.

In a few words

Connected watches have become powerful.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

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The steel hr, the right one for 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.
From this point of view, the steel hr is a good choice.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This steel hr gives you a deep insight into your sleep habits.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.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.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Do you need a smart watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the steel hr, this is what you can expect.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
As for the autonomy, Withings assures that it will last 25 days.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.Because of its design, you will be able to 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.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.It is one of the lightest (59 grams) in this range.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Is steel hr a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 59 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
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.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.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The Withings watch: a good choice to be connected?

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.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With a screen size of 1.4 inches, it is in the average.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 59 grams.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The steel hr…

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
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

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