Analysis and handling of the Forerunner 35 from Garmin.

As an introduction to this analysis

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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

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 are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Our tests have shown that the Forerunner 35 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Forerunner 35 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire 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 sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.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.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

A connected and practical watch

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the Forerunner 35 test shows.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
This model comes standard with GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, music lovers will appreciate the possibility of listening to music on this model.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.

The watch to improve physical performance?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what Forerunner 35 can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Another advantage of Garmin 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.

A nice detail on this watch is that you can listen to music.

A connected watch with which applications

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.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.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
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.
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.

The Forerunner 35 in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications