Analysis and handling of the Y16 from Genrics.

Foreword

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Does it seem complicated to you to find your way through all the possible choices?

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
– Its daily use
Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.

The perfect watch for health monitoring?

For several years now, Genrics has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The Y16 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Genrics decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with PropriƩtaire or Apple Watchs.
You will therefore have to go through an acclimatization phase on the interface before taking full advantage of this watch.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.It will therefore be impossible for you to measure the number of steps you take during the day.
This model is not equipped with photoplethysmography or PPG, which allows precise monitoring of the heart rate.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Dedicated for everyday use

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.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 has the best battery of the moment, with a power of 480 mAh.
Among the list of features we would have liked is GPS.Too bad Fossil didn’t foresee it.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
The screen is protected by reinforced glass.You will reduce the risk of breakage and scratches.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
Its touch screen allows you to navigate through the different menus of the watch.It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Is Y16 a new electronic gadget?
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
It has a very good autonomy with a battery power of 480 mAh.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.This means that you will need to carry your smartphone with your watch if you want to accurately track your running, cycling or hiking session.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

Is it suitable for all needs?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
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.
Finally, its 480 mAh battery is the best today.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.

Y16, the right choice for the right use

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
Here’s the highlight of this connected watch:
– 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