As an introduction to this analysis
Connected watches have become powerful.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?
|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|
In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.
A watch connected for health
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The ID-205G is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this ID-205G is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.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.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
A smartwatch for everyday life
Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?For the ID-205G, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Lifebee offers an interesting product.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
As for the autonomy, Lifebee considers that it will last 7 hours.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
Lifebee opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 105 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Finally, and still for regular use, you have here the music function.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.
The right model for analyzing his sports activity?
A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the ID-205G is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
With its weight of 105 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
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.
An interesting point about this smartwatch, is the presence of an audio player.
Is it suitable for all needs?
Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.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 really designed to install new applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 105 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
ID-205G, the right choice for the right use
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications