Analysis and handling of the Pack Forerunner 735XT from Garmin.

As a preamble to this test

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

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.

Is the Pack Forerunner 735XT compatible with healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
Following our tests, this Pack Forerunner 735XT has a low score for healthy use.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.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.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?For the Pack Forerunner 735XT, this is what you can expect.
The model designed by Garmin offers an entry-level product.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
This model comes standard with GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.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.You will have to choose another watch for this.

Garmin’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what Pack Forerunner 735XT can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It includes GPS tracking.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.

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

A connected watch with which applications

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.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 its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

Finally, The Pack Forerunner 735XT…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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