In a few words
Connected watches have become powerful.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– 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
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The RMA161 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this RMA161 is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
What are its functions for everyday use?
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the RMA161 test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 160 mAh could have been better.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Not on this watch.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.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.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
The smartwatch designed 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 RMA161 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 160 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
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.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.
Is it suitable for all needs?
Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 160 mAh of power.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.
What about the RMA161?
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.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications