In a few words
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 :|
|– Its weight/size|
|– 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 watch that tells you about your health?
Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
The Q15B-NL is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.
The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Q15B-NL is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
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).
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.
The right choice every day?
Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the Q15B-NL test shows.
This model belongs is well placed if compared with current smartwatches.This watch informs you and gives advice.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Not on this watch.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.So you can safely swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.It’s an easy watch to wear.At 85 grams, this makes it one of the lightest models in its class.
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 Smoocertunity to listen to music on this model.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.
Smooce’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 product with many advantages.Is Q15B-NL a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
With its weight of 85 grams, it is still one of the heaviest watches.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
The watch works with 3G technology.Your smartphone notifications are thus directly accessible on your watch.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
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.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
With its large 1.4-inch screen, information is clearly displayed.It is one of the lightest watches – 85 grams.
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.
What about the Q15B-NL?
The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Screen size
The weak points of this connected watch are :- Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications