Analysis and handling of the 182-GR from Padgene.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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 :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the 182-GR is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Padgene decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.Menus and features are less easy to find.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
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.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.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Is this watch useful in 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.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the 182-GR could do for you.
As far as everyday life is concerned, Fossil allows this model to be at the top of the rankings.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
Although Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 5 hours.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Padgene didn’t see fit to install it.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Padgene opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
An ingenious feature on this 182-GR is the ability to recharge wirelessly.The watch is placed on its base, and the battery charging is activated.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Padgenertunity to listen to music on this model.That wasn’t planned here.

The watch to improve physical performance?

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.We explain what 182-GR can do for you.
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.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another advantage of Padgene watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

Is it suitable for all needs?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.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 182-GR in conclusion

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its daily use
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications