Analysis and handling of the K5 from Duoduogo.

As a preamble to this test

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

The highlights of this connected watch are :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
– Its daily use
The main weak point to be taken into account :
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

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.
Clearly, the K5 is one of the best possible choices.It was clearly not designed to be the ideal tool for monitoring your health.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Duoduogo decided to use his own portable operating system.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.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this K5 is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.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.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.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 also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the K5 could do for you.
Duoduogo almost makes a mistake with this model.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
It is one of the best battery-powered watches, with 360 mAh.
Fossil says the device will last about 7 days.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
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.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.
A practical detail on this K5 is the possibility of wireless charging.You put it on its stand, and it charges.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.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.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Here’s the K5 detail.
This new model will be of interest to those who play sports on a regular basis.It is convenient and reassuring to be able to check your physical effort at a glance.It is an easy tool for those who want to improve their sports results.
It has an excellent autonomy, thanks to its 360 mAh battery.
It includes GPS tracking.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

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

The Duoduogo watch: a good choice to be connected?

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.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
With a screen size of 1.3 inches, it is in the average.The power of its battery – 360 mAh – is the best today.Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.

The K5 in conclusion

Our tests have shown us that this model is a good compromise.Well designed, the K5 will suit many users.
Here are a few highlights to remember about this smartwatch; it ranks among the best for :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
– Its daily use
Clearly, the weak point of this smartwatch is:
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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