Analysis and handling of the ID216 from Latec.

As an introduction to this analysis

Connected watches have become powerful.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.

The highlights of this connected watch are :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
– Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

Is the ID216 compatible with healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Clearly, the ID216 is one of the best possible choices.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this ID216 is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.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.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this ID216 is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.You will know if you are resting properly during the night, and if the quality of your sleep is regular.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.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.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Interesting for everyday life?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the ID216 could do for you.
Latec almost makes a mistake with this model.It integrates quickly and easily into your daily life.
It is one of the best battery-powered watches, with 260 mAh.
The manufacturer even announces a service life of 7 days.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Latec didn’t see fit to install it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
The manufacturer proposes this new original model with a round face.This is a beautiful watch similar to some of the competing models in terms of aesthetics.You personalize the look and style of the watch to suit your taste.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
An ingenious feature on this ID216 is the ability to recharge wirelessly.You put it on its stand, and it charges.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Indeed, it is only 78 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.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.We explain what ID216 can do for you.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 78 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
It has an excellent autonomy, thanks to its 260 mAh battery.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.However, this will mean a much longer 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.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The right model to install 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.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.It is one of the lightest watches – 78 grams.
Finally, its 260 mAh battery is the best today.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

Finally, The ID216…

Our tests have shown us that this model is a good compromise.The ID216 doesn’t reach the Apple Watch heights, but it remains a good choice.In a few words, the reasons why it ranks among the top models:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
– Its daily use
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications