Analysis and handling of the Forerunner 30 from Garmin.

As an introduction to this analysis

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. 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.

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.

The watch that tells you about your health?

For several years now, Garmin 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.
The Forerunner 30 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.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 Forerunner 30 is no exception.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
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.

Interesting for everyday life?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Forerunner 30 now.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is Forerunner 30 a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
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.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The right model to install applications?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
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.

In short, The Forerunner 30, the right choice?

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.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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