As a preamble to this test
Connected watches have become powerful. 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 :|
|– Its daily use|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Little functionality for health monitoring|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
A watch connected for health
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the SW-045045 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.Menus and features are less easy to find.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.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
Is this watch useful in everyday life?
Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the SW-045045 could do for you.
With this model, Fossil is moving up the rankings.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
The battery has an average power of 210 mAh.The manufacturer considers the service life to be up to 10 hours.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.You can find a lot of other watches at the same price, which they have.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
A practical detail on this SW-045045 is the possibility of wireless charging.You no longer need to plug in a cable to charge it.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.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.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.
A connected watch for sports
The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what SW-045045 can do for you.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
With a battery power of 210 mAh, it is in the middle of its category.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Latec watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
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.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
For the battery, with its 210 mAh, this watch is powerful enough.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.
The SW-045045 – in a nutshell
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its daily use
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications