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Which smartwatches for a connection to Fairphone
Choosing your connected watch model for Fairphone is important. We detail here the main points on which you must remain vigilant, without giving you a precise model. Indeed, the models evolve so quickly that it seems to us more appropriate to give you elements of reference to buy a watch or smartwatch connected to your Fairphone.
Important features of connected watches for your Fairphone
All so-called smart watches or smartwatches have a number of features that define them. These characteristics can be either general or technical. The general characteristics are those that can be perceived with the naked eye.
Technical specifications include hardware and software.
In the hardware features, as described below, is included everything that is of the order of the physical elements composing the device connected to your Fairphone.
In addition, the software features are all those that facilitate and allow the user to manage the device to perform certain tasks.
All of these features are the ones that manufacturers specify in their products and that we recommend you look at before buying a connected watch for your Fairphone.
Among the general features to look for a watch connected to Fairphone, there is:
- Dimensions: The dimensions of most smart watches, and connected to your Fairphone, will be described on the product sheet in width, length and thickness.
As far as numbers are concerned, width and length measurements are usually not more than 55 mm, but there are always exceptions.
Also, in terms of thickness, they generally do not exceed 15 mm.
- Weight: the weight of these devices is very variable: it depends on the materials and, obviously, the size.
- Materials: The materials used in the manufacture of these watches are a very important factor in the final weight of the product. In addition, the materials will determine the quality of the device, its durability against external agents and even its comfort.
- Protection: There are materials that offer greater durability and greater resistance to possible damage.
Check the materials of your connected watch before buying it for your Fairphone.
Note, many manufacturers include the degree of protection of their watches against dust and liquids such as water. You will be able to check if the watch envisaged for your Fairphone is “waterproof”.
- Ergonomics: the vast majority of watches for your Fairphone keep the same measurements as the classics.
This allows them to be generally discreet and very comfortable.
Hardware elements of a watch connected to your Fairphone
Some of the most relevant hardware features include:
- Processor or system-on-a-chip: All so-called smart watches, like all smartphones and tablets today, can perform independent tasks.
This includes data processing, connectivity, multimedia, sensors etc. The watch can incorporate all these features the same circuit. This new trend in encapsulation technologies is known as system-on-chip or SoC. We advise you to opt for such a system in choosing a watch for your Fairphone.
The characteristics of such a system are:
- One or more processing units: CPU and GPU
- Memory modules: ROM, RAM, EEPROM and Flash.
- External memory controller (both micro SD and USB).
- External communication controllers or sensors and connectivity: especially Bluetooth to connect to your Fairphone, but may also include a Wi-Fi module.
- Multimedia Device Controller: Video, Audio, Gestures, and Photo Camera.
- Location and GPS services.
- Security and anti-loss module.
- Fixed Frequency Generators, Analog Interface Controllers, Peripheral Components and Voltage Regulators, and Power Management Circuits.
- RAM memory: Although these embedded systems already have a small amount of RAM, to improve performance and reduce latency, additional memory is needed in most cases for optimal device performance.
We therefore recommend adding a little RAM if you notice latency on the watch connected to your Fairphone.
- Internal memory: Connected watches also have a small amount of flash memory, for the purpose of storing, for example, the boot bios and embedded firmware.
However, not all manufacturers have this additional internal memory, so check before you buy.
- Communications: All connected watches have a mechanism to communicate with the outside via Bluetooth or USB. Also, NFC or Wi-Fi may be present.
- Screen: the quality of the screen is an essential element for smartwatches because it allows the user to interact with the device.
- Accessories: Some accessories add complexity to the circuit but can provide great features like a speaker, a microphone or even a camera, or even a remote control for your Fairphone.
- Battery: Each device now needs its own autonomy to provide it with energy. It’s especially important to know how many hours the watch connected to your Fairphone can be out of charge.
- Sensors: Some of the sensors that can be found in the smart watches on the market today are: accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate monitor, barometer, thermometer, altimeter, magnetometer, lighting, ultraviolet radiation, GPS and even haptic technology.
- Calls: handsfree, mobile phone bookmarks, call log, contacts, calendar, messages and notifications (including WhatsApp) are all features that work on most connected watches.
Check this before buying a watch for your Fairphone however.
- You may also be interested in additional features such as alarms, timer, stopwatch, calendar, calculator, sleep monitor, FM and headphones.
The benefits and features of connected watches for Fairphone
Many “Smartwatches” models are completely practical as independent items from your Fairphone.
Some can be utilized as a part of games, GPS following being utilized to record authentic information.
For example, after a workout, the data can be uploaded to your Fairphone or online to create an activity log to analyze or share.
Some watches can serve as complete GPS watches, display maps and current coordinates, and record tracks.
Users can mark their current location and then edit the destination coordinates, which allows them to navigate to these new coordinates.
As companies add competitive products to the market, the media or advertising space becomes sought after on “Smartwatches”. Be careful not to get invaded by the ads on the watch linked to your Fairphone.
It is indeed a favored market by advertisers because users generally have a good purchasing power, which attracted many advertisers.
Mobile advertising on these mobile devices is expected to increase sharply as advanced targeting modules are introduced into the devices: to sum up, the features of the watch for your Fairphone can be endless.
Likewise, the “Games Watch” highlight frequently incorporates movement following highlights (otherwise called “wellness tracker”), as found in GPS watches intended for preparing, plunging and open air sports.
Capacities can incorporate preparing programs (interim), lap times, speed show, GPS following unit, course following, jump PC. We can likewise discover on a watch associated with your Fairphone similarity with the heart rate screen, similarity of rhythm sensors and similarity with sports changes.
Different watches on Fairphone can collaborate with an application in a cell phone to do their capacities.
These models are generally combined with your Fairphone by means of Bluetooth as portrayed previously. Some of them just work with a telephone that runs a similar versatile working framework; others utilize a solitary working framework, or can work with most cell phones like your Fairphone.
Combined, the watch can fill in as a remote control of the telephone.
This enables the watch to show information, for example, calls, SMS, messages, date-book solicitations, and any information that can be made accessible by the important telephone applications.
Some rebate following watches give clients an account of the quantity of kilometers driven, rest hours, and so forth.
We hope to have helped you choose a connected watch for your Fairphone.
Above all, do not hesitate to contact an authorized reseller to discuss all these points related to the watch model that interests you.
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