Analysis and handling of the GPS-S12-BLACK from Pthtechus.

To start

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 :
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The GPS-S12-BLACK, the right one for healthy use?

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.
The GPS-S12-BLACK may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Interesting for everyday life?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the GPS-S12-BLACK test shows.
Pthtechus has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
Pthtechus opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.This watch is very comfortable to wear.It is one of the lightest (95 grams) in this range.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.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.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is GPS-S12-BLACK a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 95 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch works with 3G technology.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The Pthtechus watch: a good choice to be connected?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.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.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
With a contained weight of 95 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
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 GPS-S12-BLACK – in a nutshell

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.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications