Analysis and handling of the Ignite from Polar.

Foreword

Connected watches have become powerful.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 :
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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

A watch connected for health

For several years now, Polar has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Clearly, the Ignite is one of the best possible choices.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Polar decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.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 Ignite is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.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.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Dedicated for everyday use

Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Ignite now.
The model designed by Polar offers an entry-level product.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 165 mAh could have been better.
Although Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 5 hours.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.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.The function is not available here.

A connected watch for sports

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the Ignite is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
It is a watch with a very low autonomy, because of its 165 mAh battery.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Another advantage of Polar watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

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

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
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.
Finally, its 165 mAh battery, due to its lack of power, may require regular recharging.
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.

Ignite, the right choice for the right use

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.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications