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.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– 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?
For several years now, Fitfor has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this FF28A 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 FF28A is no exception.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.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It’s impossible to know how many calories you burn every day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
Interesting for everyday life?
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the FF28A test shows.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.Diving into the aquarium, it was found that it still worked very well.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 62 grams, less than on comparable models.
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.
A connected watch for sports
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.Is FF28A a new electronic gadget?
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 62 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
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.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
The right choice for downloading 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.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
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.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
With a contained weight of 62 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
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 a simple and cheap product for basic uses.
In short, The FF28A, the right choice?
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 are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications