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Connected watches have become powerful.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.
We tried the latest watch from Fossil: the Series 3 (GPS, 38mm).Quickly, we can say that this watch is good for a au quotidien use.
|The highlights of this connected watch are :|
|– Its daily use|
|– Its sport-oriented features|
|The main weak point to be taken into account :|
|– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.
Is the Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) compatible with healthy use?
Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.
It integrates the Apple environment and has native connections to phones and computers.Naturally, it has the Watch OS operating system.The various buttons and menus are very easy to access, even for a novice user.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
Drop detection is one of the functionalities present on Apple’s smartwatch.The sensors can alert your family and friends in case of a problem.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.
What are its functions for everyday use?
Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.This is precisely what the Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) test shows.
Apple almost makes a mistake with this model.It integrates quickly and easily into your daily life.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.So we left him underwater for a few minutes and nothing to report.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You place it close to the stand and load it.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
One last point about the features of this watch is the music function.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.
The smartwatch designed 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 is a product with many advantages.Here’s the Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) detail.
Apple has chosen to address a broad segment of users.Thanks to our analysis, we discovered that it was finally the best watch currently available.It is the indispensable device that analyzes your performance and your sports activity.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
The presence of the gyroscope will facilitate measurements in areas such as running or cycling.
Thanks to the presence of the altimeter, those who practice mountain sports will be able to measure their activity.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.
One of the interesting features of this watch is the possibility to listen to music.
The right model to install applications?
The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for watch OS or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
With this watch equipped with a WatchOS operating system you can easily download new applications in addition to the standard ones.This watch gives you the Applertunity to install other applications than the default ones.
For example, if you’ve been dreaming of making video calls from your wrist since the advent of smartwatch, then Glide is an application you need to download.
Looking for an easy way to keep track of your supermarket list, Keep is undoubtedly one of the best note-taking applications.
You can also book an Uber taxi directly from your smartwatch, check the driver’s progress and get time estimates for your journey, all from the comfort of your wrist.
In short, as you have understood, your connected watch will be able to meet many needs.
The Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) – in a nutshell
Very clearly, this model of connected watch is one of the best products of the moment.A watch, certainly more expensive than the competitors, but worth it.
In short, it has many strong points; here is what we can retain among them:
– Its daily use
– Its sport-oriented features
The weak point of this watch is:
– Little functionality for health monitoring