Analysis and handling of the S102-Noir from Pthtechus.

In presentation

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary? 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
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Following our tests, this S102-Noir has a low score for healthy use.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the S102-Noir test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.This watch is very comfortable to wear.It is one of the lightest (95 grams) in this range.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.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 product with many advantages.Here’s the S102-Noir detail.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
With its weight of 95 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
The watch works with 3G technology.You will thus be able to receive your notifications directly on the watch.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The watch and possible applications

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With its large 1.5-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.It is one of the lightest watches – 95 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.

In short, The S102-Noir, the right choice?

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Screen size
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications