As an introduction to this analysis
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|– Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– 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 watch that tells you about your health?
For several years now, Zkcreation has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
From this point of view, the W3 is a good choice.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this W3 is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
This W3 gives you a deep insight into your sleep habits.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.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
A smartwatch for everyday life
Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?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 W3 now.
Zkcreation has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
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.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.This watch is very comfortable to wear.Indeed, it is only 42 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.
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.And as far as the W3 is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 42 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include 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.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
The right choice for downloading applications?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It is one of the lightest watches – 42 grams.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
What about the W3?
As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its weight/size
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications