Analysis and handling of the SW-045046 from Latec.

In presentation

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.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– 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

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The SW-045046 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Latec decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
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.There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the SW-045046 test shows.
With this model, Fossil is moving up the rankings.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
The battery power is not the best, 210 mAh, corresponding to an average power.
Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 10 hours.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
An indispensable feature of this watch is wireless charging.You place it close to the stand and load it.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.

A connected watch for sports

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 SW-045046 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.
This model has an average battery life of 210 mAh.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.

The right choice for downloading applications?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.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.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
The power of its battery – 210 mAh – corresponds to an average value today.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

The SW-045046 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its daily use
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications