Analysis and handling of the Y16 from Genrics.

In a few words

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

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
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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

The Y16, the right one for healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The Y16 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Genrics decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
This watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.It will therefore be impossible for you to measure the number of steps you take during the day.
With this model, you will not be able to measure your heart rate.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

The right choice every day?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?How is this useful in your daily life?For the Y16, this is what you can expect.
Genrics almost makes a mistake with this model.You’re even gonna wonder how you did it before, when you didn’t have it.
It is one of the models with a high-performance battery, 480 mAh, among the best.
An absent yet practical feature is a GPS.Not on this watch.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
For added security, Fossil has installed a screen protected by reinforced glass.Even if you are careful, you are never safe from a scratch or a shock to the watch.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
Despite its small size, the touch screen of this smartwatch is easy to use to open the various menus and applications.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.The manufacturer did not consider it necessary to insert it.

A connected watch for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the Y16 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
It is one of the models with one of the best autonomy, for a 480 mAh battery.
Unlike some competing models, this watch does not include GPS.Only the pairing between phone and watch will be able to track the position or distance travelled.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.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 choice for downloading applications?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
On the battery side, with its 480 mAh, it is very powerful.In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

The Y16 – in a nutshell

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.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
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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