Analysis and handling of the P4-102 from Banlvs.

As a preamble to this test

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for 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 P4-102, the right one for healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The P4-102 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Banlvs decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.It is possible to analyze and interpret the movements of daily life.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
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.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Do you need a smart watch?How is this useful in your daily life?In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this P4-102 now.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
Although Fossil indicates that the unit can last about 6 hours.
This model comes standard with GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
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.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Banlvsrtunity to listen to music on this model.That wasn’t planned here.

Banlvs’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 is a relevant choice for many physically active people.We explain what P4-102 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.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Another advantage of Banlvs watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The Banlvs watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.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 a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.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.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

What about the P4-102?

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.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
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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