And to begin with…
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.
|So what we have to remember is this one big strength :|
|– Screen size|
|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|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
Is the SK-SMWatch-00004 compatible with healthy use?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Following our tests, this SK-SMWatch-00004 has a low score for healthy use.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this SK-SMWatch-00004 is no exception.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
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.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.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
A smartwatch for everyday life
Do you need a smart watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.For the SK-SMWatch-00004, this is what you can expect.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It gives the illusion of a high-end product, but is very far from the reality.
The battery power of 170 mAh makes this watch one of the worst.
Even though the manufacturer considers the service life to be up to 7 hours.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
Next to that, it is advertised to be water-resistant.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.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Finally, and still for regular use, you have here the music function.Contrary to what the skeptics say, this smartwatch is more than an accessory, and you’ll appreciate this feature.
The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?
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.We explain what SK-SMWatch-00004 can do for you.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
It is one of the watches with the lowest battery life of 170 mAh.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
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.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
The watch and possible 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.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
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.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 170 mAh of power.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.
The SK-SMWatch-00004 in conclusion
To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Screen size
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications