Analysis and handling of the S-Q58-BL-004 from Soding.

To start

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The S-Q58-BL-004, the right one for 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 S-Q58-BL-004 is one of the best possible choices.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this S-Q58-BL-004 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.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this S-Q58-BL-004.
The watch’s PropriĆ©taire operating system serves as a sleep monitor.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.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.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.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?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the S-Q58-BL-004 test shows.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 200 mAh.
Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 20 hours.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Soding opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the S-Q58-BL-004 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
The battery is in the average range with a power of 200 mAh.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.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.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another positive point of the Fossil 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 brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install 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.
The power of its battery – 200 mAh – corresponds to an average value today.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

Finally, The S-Q58-BL-004…

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– 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