Analysis and handling of the SW016 from Willful.

To start

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– 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.

A watch connected for health

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this SW016 has a low score for healthy use.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

A connected and practical watch

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the SW016, this is what you can expect.
Willful has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
It is one of the models with a high-performance battery, 350 mAh, among the best.
Fossil says the device will last about 2 days.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.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.

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 product with many advantages.Is SW016 a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
Its battery has one of the best autonomies with 350 mAh on the battery.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

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

The right choice for downloading applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
It is very pleasant to read data displayed on one of the largest screens available – 1.54 inches.The power of its battery – 350 mAh – is the best today.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.

The SW016 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Screen size
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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