Analysis and handling of the Y16 from Genrics.

In presentation

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?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 daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

Is the Y16 compatible with healthy use?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Our tests have shown that the Y16 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 main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.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.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

Dedicated for everyday use

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.In detail, we help you understand whether it makes sense to buy this Y16 now.
With this model, Fossil is moving up the rankings.It’s almost to an essential element in everyday life.
It is one of the models with a high-performance battery, 480 mAh, among the best.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Genrics didn’t see fit to install it.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
The screen has a safety glass.This will prevent small accidents such as scratches.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The right model for analyzing his sports activity?

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.We explain what Y16 can do for you.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
It has a very good autonomy with a battery power of 480 mAh.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
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.

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

The right model to install applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.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.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
The power of its battery – 480 mAh – is the best today.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.

The Y16 in conclusion

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.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 daily use
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