Analysis and handling of the vivosport from Garmin.

As an introduction to this analysis

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.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.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good 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.

Health follow-up question, what is the vivosport worth?

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The vivosport may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this vivosport 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.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity 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.
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.

Is this watch useful in everyday life?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?How is this useful in your daily life?For the vivosport, this is what you can expect.
Garmin has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.This watch informs you and gives advice.
As for the autonomy, Garmin considers that it will last 7 hours.
This model comes standard with GPS.Some users will never use it.On the other hand, you should note the decrease in battery capacity in active GPS mode.
This watch is designed to be waterproof.Don’t worry about immersing it in your bath water.We haven’t tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
And last but not least, because it’s still pleasant, this model allows you to listen to music.Even if the sound isn’t at the perfect level, it’s still an interesting option.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the vivosport is concerned, here’s the thing.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.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.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.
An analysis function of the calories burned is present on this model.

An interesting point about this smartwatch, is the presence of an audio player.

Is it suitable for all needs?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire 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.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

Finally, The vivosport…

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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