COMPARATOR / Smartphone & Applis
Little by little, the smartphone has gone from smart mobile to a veritable nomadic center of our digital lives, thanks to the ever-increasing number of applications that appear every day. The sports sector is no exception to this rule.
By dint of developments, the one we present as the perfect digital Swiss army knife has become essential or almost in our daily life. The development of sports oriented applications have seen a steady progression. We therefore had to identify it.
Define its use
The apps are more or less well thought out, more or less adapted. Identifying your need is essential, so as not to go for a product that is too limited or too complicated.
Depending on the practice and the level, users want to obtain more or less precise information and feedback. Once again, this parameter must therefore be taken into account.
Several OS are on the menu. Android and iOS represent the overwhelming majority of the market. Windows 10 Mobile no longer weighs much, Firefox OS and BlackBerry 10 have almost disappeared. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but the application environment often makes the difference.
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB, the transmission of information is also a parameter to be taken into account when the app communicates with a connected object.
Our app tests are based on a number of observations, established in particular within our laboratory. We thus assess the quality of the app, the accuracy of its measurements, the intuitiveness / ergonomics of the interface or its ability to remain readable outdoors.