As a preamble to this test
The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. 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.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
Is the PTH-S8 compatible with healthy use?
For several years now, Pthtechus has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The PTH-S8 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.
Instead of running his watch with a known system, Pthtechus decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.Menus and features are less easy to find.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The PTH-S8 unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.It will therefore be impossible for you to measure the number of steps you take during the day.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.
A smartwatch for everyday life
Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the PTH-S8 test shows.
The model designed by Pthtechus offers an entry-level product.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.At 75 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The function is not available here.
The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the PTH-S8 is concerned, here’s the thing.
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.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 75 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
The watch contains a SIM card that enables 3G communication.You will thus be able to receive your notifications directly on the watch.
On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.
The Pthtechus watch: a good choice to be connected?
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.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.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 75 grams.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The PTH-S8 in conclusion
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications