As a preamble to this test
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 :|
|– Its daily use|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
The watch that tells you about your health?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The SW01-1 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.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.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.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 also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
A connected and practical watch
Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the SW01-1 test shows.
As far as everyday life is concerned, Fossil allows this model to be at the top of the rankings.This watch allows you to be busy with anything while staying informed.
It has the best battery of the moment, with a power of 260 mAh.
This model does not have GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.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.
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.
Finally, and still for regular use, you have here the music function.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.
The right model for analyzing his sports activity?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.And as far as the SW01-1 is concerned, here’s the thing.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
It has an excellent autonomy, thanks to its 260 mAh battery.
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.
With the gyroscope, you can measure distances with the movements made.
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.
An interesting point about this smartwatch, is the presence of an audio player.
The Arbily watch: a good choice to be connected?
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
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.
The power of its battery – 260 mAh – is the best today.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
Finally, The SW01-1…
Our tests have shown us that this model is a good compromise.It is a good product, which in most cases will meet your needs.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its daily use
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications