Analysis and handling of the sw01 from Blackview.

As a preamble to this test

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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
– 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.

A watch connected for health

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The sw01 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.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 difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.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.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.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.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.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the sw01, this is what you can expect.
Blackview has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
The battery has an average power of 210 mAh.Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 5 hours.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.You will have to choose another watch for this.

A connected watch 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 product with many advantages.Here’s the sw01 detail.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
The battery power of 210 mAh is correct.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Blackview watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

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?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With a screen size of 1.3 inches, it is in the average.Finally, its 210 mAh battery is in the average.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.

sw01, the right choice for the right use

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.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications