Analysis and handling of the instinct from Garmin.

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.

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

This article will help you see more clearly.

Health follow-up question, what is the instinct worth?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the instinct is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this instinct is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.Menus and features are less easy to find.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.
The instinct unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.A useful device when you want to keep track of the calories burned during the day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Do you need a smart watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the instinct test shows.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
Fossil says the device will last about 14 days.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 78 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.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 allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what instinct can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 78 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
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.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

A connected watch with which applications

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.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 78 grams.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

The instinct in conclusion

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
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