Analysis and handling of the S-Q58-BL-011 from Soding.

In a few words

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. 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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– 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-011, 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.
Following our tests, this S-Q58-BL-011 has a low score for healthy use.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 S-Q58-BL-011 is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
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.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

Dedicated for everyday use

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the S-Q58-BL-011, this is what you can expect.
Soding has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
The battery power is not the best, 200 mAh, corresponding to an average power.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.That wasn’t planned here.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Is S-Q58-BL-011 a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
The battery power of 200 mAh is correct.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The right choice for downloading 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.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.It has a 200 mAh battery with sufficient power.
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 a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

The S-Q58-BL-011 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 :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications