As an introduction to this analysis
Connected watches have become powerful. 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|
|– Its daily use|
|– Not enough sport-oriented features|
|– The impossibility of putting new applications|
This article will help you see more clearly.
A watch connected for 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The Q18 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It may be used for simple information purposes only.
The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The Q18 unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.It will therefore be impossible for you to measure the number of steps you take during the day.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
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
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.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the Q18 could do for you.
Tipmant has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Tipmant didn’t see fit to install it.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Its weight is very low, 68 grams, less than on comparable models.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The function is not available here.
Tipmant’s smartwatch: a good choice for sports?
A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.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 Q18 a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
You’re unlikely to forget it when you have it on your wrist, because at 68 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.
The watch and possible applications
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.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.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Apart from those installed at the start, no other choice.
With a contained weight of 68 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.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.
Finally, The Q18…
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 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