Analysis and handling of the FTW6014 from Fossil.

And to begin with…

Connected watches have become powerful.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.
We tried the latest watch from Fossil: the FTW6014.Quickly, we can say that this watch is good for a santé use.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The main weak point to be taken into account :
– Not enough sport-oriented features

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The watch that tells you about your health?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
From this point of view, the FTW6014 is a good choice.It is one of the best watches for health monitoring.

As usual, Fossil has installed a robust system on this watch.This is OS Wear.The learning phase of the interface is fast and you quickly benefit from the functionalities of this watch.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this FTW6014 is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
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.
With the help of a built-in sensor, your heartbeat is also monitored and alerts are raised in case there are too many beats above normal.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?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the FTW6014 test shows.
Fossil has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
This model does not have GPS.Not on this watch.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Fossil opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
One last point about the features of this watch is the music function.The built-in player will make you appreciate this item even more.

Fossil’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.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.We explain what FTW6014 can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

A nice detail on this watch is that you can listen to music.

A connected watch with which applications

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for OS Wear or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
With this watch equipped with a WatchOS operating system you can easily download new applications in addition to the standard ones.This watch can be equipped with a host of applications that you can use in your daily life.
During a trip, there is nothing worse than not being able to understand what is around us, or not understanding the meaning of a sentence spoken; Microsoft translator is the indispensable application.
The Capitaine Train application offers you the possibility to buy train tickets for France and Europe in a few seconds.
To recognize a song, all you have to do is hold your wrist and Shazam will tell you what song it is.
Whether it’s for sport, health or business, you can install the applications you need on this connected watch.

FTW6014, the right choice for the right use

The FTW6014 from Fossil is in our opinion one of the best connected watches of the moment.Our tests have shown that it meets all styles of needs and uses.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
And here’s the main weak point to consider:
– Not enough sport-oriented features