Analysis and handling of the Q15B-NL from Smooce.

In a few words

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. 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.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your health?

For several years now, Smooce has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this Q15B-NL has a low score for healthy use.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the Q15B-NL, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Smooce offers an interesting product.This watch informs you and gives advice.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Smooce didn’t see fit to install it.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.It is one of the lightest (85 grams) in this range.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.That wasn’t planned here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is Q15B-NL a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 85 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
The watch works with 3G technology.Mobile connectivity not only provides access to location, but also allows the device to retrieve notifications and alerts from the network to your smartphone.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

The Smooce 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.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 85 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

The Q15B-NL in conclusion

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Screen size
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications