As an introduction to this analysis
Connected watches have become powerful.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.
|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|
Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.
The ID205S, the right one for healthy use?
Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The ID205S corresponds to the latest generation of watches.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this ID205S is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This ID205S gives you a deep insight into your sleep habits.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.In the end, you know what level of repair your sleep is at.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical 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 allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.
A connected and practical watch
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the ID205S, this is what you can expect.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.It quickly becomes part of your daily life.
The battery power is not the best, 210 mAh, corresponding to an average power.
As for the autonomy, Oryto considers that it will last 7 hours.
This model does not have GPS.Oryto didn’t see fit to install it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.That wasn’t planned here.
The right model for analyzing his sports activity?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the ID205S detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
With a battery power of 210 mAh, it is in the middle of its category.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
The right choice for downloading applications?
Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
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.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.Finally, its 210 mAh battery is in the average.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
The ID205S – 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.
Here’s the one thing she’s got going for her:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications