Analysis and handling of the Q18 from Tipmant.

Foreword

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 :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

Health follow-up question, what is the Q18 worth?

For several years now, Tipmant has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The Q18 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.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, Tipmant decided to use his own portable operating system.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The Q18 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.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the Q18 could do for you.
The model designed by Tipmant offers an entry-level product.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Tipmant opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 68 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 Tipmantrtunity to listen to music on this model.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the Q18 detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 68 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.

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

The right model to install 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.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Only those installed by default are available.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 68 grams.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The Q18 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications