As an introduction to this analysis
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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 :|
|– Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
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 may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
From this point of view, the BW-AT1-R is a good choice.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.
Instead of running his watch with a known system, Blitzwolf decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this BW-AT1-R is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical 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 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.
Dedicated for everyday use
Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the BW-AT1-R could do for you.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
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.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
Blitzwolf’s smartwatch: a good choice 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 BW-AT1-R is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil 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.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
The right model to install applications?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.
The BW-AT1-R in conclusion
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’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications