Analysis and handling of the X21 from Nbrand.

Foreword

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.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
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

The watch that tells you about your 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.
Our tests have shown that the X21 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.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 X21 is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A useful device when you want to keep track of the calories burned during the day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

A connected and practical watch

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.This is precisely what the X21 test shows.
Through this model, Nbrand offers an interesting product.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Nbrand didn’t see fit to install it.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Nbrand 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.
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.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the X21 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
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 presence of the SIM in this watch makes 3G connection possible.This will allow you to retrieve your alerts that initially arrive on your smartphone.

You will also be able to listen to music with this smartwatch.

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.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.

What about the X21?

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.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications