Analysis and handling of the sw01 from Blackview.

In presentation

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

Several weak points on this watch :
Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
Its daily use
Not enough 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.

A watch connected for health

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The sw01 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this sw01 is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

The right choice every day?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.For the sw01, this is what you can expect.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 210 mAh.
Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 5 hours.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
Blackview opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the sw01 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
This model has an average battery life of 210 mAh.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.

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

The Blackview watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.Finally, its 210 mAh battery is in the average.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.

Finally, The sw01…

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