Analysis and handling of the B088 from Walkercam.

In presentation

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

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

This article will help you see more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The B088 corresponds to the latest generation of watches.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this B088 is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this B088.
The watch’s PropriĆ©taire operating system serves as a sleep monitor.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.You will know if you are resting properly during the night, and if the quality of your sleep is regular.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
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

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the B088 test shows.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
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.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.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 85 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

Walkercam’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is B088 a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 85 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
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 Walkercam watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

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

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.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.Only those installed by default are available.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.It is one of the lightest watches – 85 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

B088, the right choice for the right use

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications