Analysis and handling of the ID205L from Idealroyal.

In presentation

Connected watches have become powerful.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– 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.

A watch connected for health

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.
Our tests have shown that the ID205L 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 main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

The right choice every day?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the ID205L, this is what you can expect.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.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 tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Idealroyal opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Its weight is very low, 102 grams, less than on comparable models.
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.That wasn’t planned here.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what ID205L can do for you.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 102 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

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

The Idealroyal watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 102 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.

What about the ID205L?

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications