As an introduction to this analysis
You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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 :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|– Its daily use|
|– Few sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
A watch connected for health
Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The PTH-S8 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
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.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A useful device when you want to keep track of the calories burned during the day.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
A connected and practical watch
Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the PTH-S8 test shows.
Pthtechus has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
Pthtechus opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
There is no wireless battery charging function.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Its weight is very low, 75 grams, less than on comparable models.
This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
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.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.And as far as the PTH-S8 is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 75 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It includes GPS tracking.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
The watch works with 3G technology.Mobile connectivity not only provides access to location, but also allows the device to retrieve notifications and alerts from the network to your smartphone.
On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.
The right model to install applications?
Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.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.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new 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.
It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 75 grams.
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 PTH-S8 in conclusion
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications