Analysis and handling of the Black from Willful.

To start

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for 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.
The Black is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Willful decided to use his own portable operating system.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.It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the Black test shows.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.So you can safely swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what Black can do for you.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

A connected watch with which applications

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.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.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

The Black in conclusion

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.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