Analysis and handling of the B08L from Gokoo.

Foreword

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 :
– Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Following our tests, this B08L has a low score for healthy use.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on PropriƩtaire or Apple.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.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.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Do you need a smart watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the B08L, this is what you can expect.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.This watch informs you and gives advice.
As for the autonomy, Gokoo considers that it will last 10 hours.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Gokoo didn’t see fit to install it.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.So you can safely swim with it.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.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.One last point about the features of this watch is the music function.The built-in player will make you appreciate this item even more.

Gokoo’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.Is B08L a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
Also note that this watch does not have GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.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.

One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.

The watch and possible applications

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
Thanks to the large screen size of 1.4 inches, it is no problem to analyze the data displayed.Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The B08L in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.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
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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