Analysis and handling of the SB001 from Nacatin.

In presentation

Connected watches have become powerful.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

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
– 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 SB001, the right one for healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this SB001 has a low score for healthy use.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this SB001 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The SB001 unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

A connected and practical watch

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the SB001, this is what you can expect.
Through this model, Nacatin offers an interesting product.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
This model does not have GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Nacatin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Its weight is very low, 124 grams, less than on comparable models.
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.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The watch to improve physical performance?

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 SB001 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 124 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
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.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 watch and possible applications

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
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.
Thanks to the large screen size of 1.4 inches, it is no problem to analyze the data displayed.It is one of the lightest watches – 124 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 a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

In short, The SB001, the right choice?

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Screen size
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications