Analysis and handling of the 23 from Ancwear.

Foreword

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

The highlights of this connected watch are :
– Screen size
– Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough 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.

A watch connected for 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.
Following our tests, this 23 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 23 is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.With its advanced technology, it is able to analyze it, with elements such as tracking noise and movement while you sleep.Through all the tests we were able to do, it appears that this model presents the best score in terms of health monitoring.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

A connected and practical watch

Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the 23 test shows.
This model belongs to the top of the range in today’s smartwatches.It integrates quickly and easily into your daily life.
It has one of the best batteries, 380 mAh.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Ancwear didn’t see fit to install it.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
Ancwear 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.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.At 92 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
One last point about the features of this watch is the music function.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.

The smartwatch designed for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.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 23 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 92 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It has a very good autonomy with a battery power of 380 mAh.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
The watch contains a SIM card that enables 3G communication.Mobile connectivity not only provides access to location, but also allows the device to retrieve notifications and alerts from the network to your smartphone.

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

A connected watch with which applications

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
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.
Its 1.57-inch screen size will also make it easy for you to read the information.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 92 grams.
Finally, its 380 mAh battery is the best today.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 23 in conclusion

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here are a few reasons that summarize its ranking:
– Screen size
– Its daily use
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications