You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|– Screen size|
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Not enough 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.
The watch that tells you about your health?
For several years now, Holyhigh has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the CS201 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 difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
The right choice every day?
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.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this CS201 now.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.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.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 95 grams, less than on comparable models.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
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 connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.We explain what CS201 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 its weight of 95 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.
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.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
It is very pleasant to read data displayed on one of the largest screens available – 1.4 inches.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 95 grams.
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.
The CS201 – in a nutshell
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.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Screen size
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications