Analysis and handling of the BW0160F from Lige.

In presentation

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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.

The highlights of this connected watch are :
– Screen size
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– Its daily use
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

Is the BW0160F compatible with healthy use?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The BW0160F corresponds to the latest generation of watches.For a healthy orientation, this watch is undoubtedly one of the best choices you can make.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.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.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It is possible to analyze it from parameters such as noise or movement at night.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

The right choice every day?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the BW0160F test shows.
Lige has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
The battery has a power of 120 mAh, making it one of the lowest today.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Lige didn’t see fit to install it.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The smartwatch designed for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.Is BW0160F a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 120 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.

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.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
It is very pleasant to read data displayed on one of the largest screens available – 1.4 inches.Its 120 mAh battery is one of the lowest powers in the smartwatch category.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The BW0160F – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here are a few highlights to remember about this smartwatch; it ranks among the best for :
– Screen size
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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