Analysis and handling of the CS201 from Holyhigh.

In presentation

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. 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 :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

Is the CS201 compatible with healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Our tests have shown that the CS201 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 main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

A connected and practical watch

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the CS201, this is what you can expect.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.This watch informs you and gives advice.
This model does not have GPS.Not on this watch.
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.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
Holyhigh opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 95 grams, less than on comparable models.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Holyhighrtunity to listen to music on this model.You will have to choose another watch for this.

A connected watch for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is CS201 a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 95 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
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.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

A connected watch with which applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
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.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 95 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The CS201 – in a nutshell

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Screen size
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