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.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– The size of his screen|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– 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 perfect watch for health monitoring?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The band 5 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
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.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
Interesting for everyday life?
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the band 5 test shows.
Honor has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 100 mAh could have been better.
Even though the manufacturer considers the service life to be up to 14 hours.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You put it on its stand, and it charges.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Indeed, it is only 22 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
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.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the band 5 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 22 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It is one of the watches with the lowest battery life of 100 mAh.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
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.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
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.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 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.
Due to a screen size of 0.95 inches, some will have difficulty reading and analyzing the data displayed.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 22 grams.
Its 100 mAh battery is one of the lowest powers in the smartwatch category.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.
In short, The band 5, the right choice?
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications