Analysis and handling of the YM023-GN from Yamay.

As a preamble to this test

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Several weak points on this watch :
– Few sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

Is the YM023-GN compatible with healthy use?

For several years now, Yamay has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.From this point of view, the YM023-GN is a good choice.These sensors allow a fine monitoring of your health.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Yamay decided to use his own portable operating system.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.
For those whose sleep monitoring is a priority, this watch is interesting.It allows you to monitor your sleep and resting habits.The watch tracks your sleep just like a monitor from which you can analyze the results.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?How is this useful in your daily life?For the YM023-GN, this is what you can expect.
In terms of the needs of daily life, Fossil allows this model to meet them well.You’ll appreciate what she brings to you.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Not on this watch.
Note that it has a watertightness certification.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 tested this last point, but we can take the company at its word.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
The touch screen of the watch is efficient and you can navigate through the various menus without difficulty.You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, music lovers will appreciate the possibility of listening to music on this model.It is an option that makes it the ideal everyday accessory.

A connected watch for sports

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.And as far as the YM023-GN is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
There is a good chance that sportsmen and women who want to stay as light as possible will regret the absence of 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.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
Most importantly, it records all data on calories burned.

You will also be able to listen to music with this smartwatch.

The Yamay watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
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.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

The YM023-GN – in a nutshell

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
So what we have to remember is this one big strength:
– Its health-oriented functionalities
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications