Analysis and handling of the steel hr from Withings.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
Its weight/size
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.
From this point of view, the steel hr is a good choice.For a healthy orientation, this watch is undoubtedly one of the best choices you can make.

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 are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
To find out if you are resting properly during your night, this steel hr is a model that provides detailed information on the quality of your sleep.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.Through all the tests we were able to do, it appears that this model presents the best score in terms of health monitoring.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.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.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

The right choice every day?

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 steel hr test shows.
Withings has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
Fossil says the device will last about 25 days.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Because of its design, you will be able to swim with it.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
Withings opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.It’s an easy watch to wear.Indeed, it is only 59 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.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.We explain what steel hr can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 59 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
In addition, this smartwatch has a sensor for measuring heartbeats.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

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.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.
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 its 1.4-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.It is one of the lightest watches – 59 grams.
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.

In short, The steel hr, the right choice?

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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