Analysis and handling of the sw021 from Willful.

And to begin with…

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

For several years now, Willful has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They complement or replace the fitness monitoring devices you may be familiar with.
Our tests have shown that the sw021 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.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this sw021 is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
Through the accelerometer, the watch will be able to follow your physical activity.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
It can monitor your heart rate, movements and then transmit this data to the associated application.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

The right choice every day?

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 sw021 could do for you.
Willful has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
The manufacturer provides 30 days of autonomy.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
In case you forget to take off your watch while taking a shower, no problem.The manufacturer indicates that it has the right watertightness rating, and that you can even immerse it at a depth of several metres.We haven’t tried it at sea, but under the kitchen tap, it works.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Finally, we would have appreciated the Willfulrtunity to listen to music on this model.That wasn’t planned here.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is sw021 a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.You will therefore always need to take your smartphone, connected to the watch, to measure and view your journeys.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Willful watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

Is it suitable for all needs?

Depending on the brand of the watch, the operating system used to operate the watch is not the same.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to a specific operating system for this watch, you will not be able to download new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
With a screen size of 1.3 inches, it is in the average.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

sw021, the right choice for the right use

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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