As a preamble to this test
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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 :|
|– Its health-oriented functionalities|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
A watch connected for health
For several years now, Shellbox has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Shellbox’s B88 offers its latest high-end model.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.
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.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
If monitoring your sleep is a priority, you will be interested in this B88.
The watch’s Propriétaire operating system serves as a sleep monitor.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.Through all the tests we were able to do, it appears that this model presents the best score in terms of health monitoring.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.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 can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
Dedicated for everyday use
Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the B88 test shows.
Shellbox has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
This model comes standard with GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.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 product with many advantages.Is B88 a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It includes GPS tracking.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
The right choice for downloading applications?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.
B88, the right choice for the right use
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications