We all have our individual versions of wellness, but the bottom line? Balance is key. Whether that’s a green smoothie for breakfast and a vino with dinner, a long run after a Netflix binge, or five minutes of meditation between work meetings.
But sometimes the scales can tip too much in the direction of general chaos. That’s when you realise you’ve had eggs on toast for six dinners straight, your exercise routine consists of sprinting for the bus you’re about to miss and feeling zen is about as attainable as Jennifer Lopez’ abs.
Yep, sometimes we need a little help to live our best lives on the regular and that’s where the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active steps in. Seamlessly. This sleek, stylish watch is so much more than an accessory – it’s basically a personal assistant, trainer and health coach located on your wrist. From sleep to exercise, stress to self expression – here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active can help you be at your best, with just a few taps of your finger.
1. Sort your sleep
Sleep is pretty much on par with water, food and oxygen when it comes to survival, and yet the majority of us are happy to neglect it in favour of streaming (ahem, guilty). Not getting enough quality sleep isn’t just leaving you exhausted it’s having flow on effects for the rest of your wellbeing, making you less productive, more moody, obsessed with junk food and a bad partner.
One of the easiest ways to take control of your sleeping habits is to set some goals and track your hours of shut eye. With the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active you can set your optimum bedtime and wake time (and it’ll remind you if you’re missing it by a mile). Then it’ll monitor you overnight and track your four stages of sleep: light, REM, deep and awake. The next morning you can look at your rundown and adopt strategies to up your hours of REM and deep sleep.
2. Move more
When life gets hectic our exercise routine is often the first thing dropped from the to-do list. But skipping your lunchtime walk or ditching a sweat session in favour of tackling other tasks will not only tank your health, but your productivity too. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active keeps movement top of mind with regular reminders to take some steps or stretch your body out. Daily Activity targets add a little extra motivation too, encouraging you to set and achieve goals around being active, exercising and sitting less.
With the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active you have over 40 different workout programs on hand as well as access to a range of popular fitness apps like Strava, My Fitness Pal and Couch 2 5k. It automatically detects, records, and analyses your workouts so you can work to up your heart rate or add some distance next time you move. It also has Spotify built in so you can save your playlists directly to the Watch, pair with Bluetooth headphones and run sans cumbersome phone.
3. Stress less
An annoying email here, a stressful phone call there, and then all of a sudden the wrong coffee order is what finally sends you over the edge into a teary meltdown. Small stressors can easily build up so it’s important to manage them before you get to breaking point. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active constantly monitors your heart rate and when it detects abnormalities, it notifies you and encourages you to do breathing exercises to help you unwind.
Samsung has also partnered with Calm – the number one app for meditation, sleep and relaxation – so you can access their range of meditation programs through the Samsung Health app on your smartphone. Then, using the Galaxy Watch Active, you can play and pause meditation sessions and track your stress levels afterwards.
4. Pump your productivity
Ditch the diary and put down the post it notes. Streamlining your to-do list and having it (literally) on hand is the first step towards improving productivity. Instead of struggling to remember what meetings you have coming up or which tasks need to be completed ASAP, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active lets you receive emails and messages right to your wrist, take and make phone calls when you’re connected to bluetooth headphones, access your calendar, and set reminders. You can also use the Samsung Galaxy Watch in conjunction with the Samsung Pay app to make purchases and bay bills on the go.
5. Highlight health
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is fully integrated with the Samsung Health app, which gives you easy access to dozens of tools to manage your wellbeing. Through it you can track and analyse your sleep, stress, heart rate, exercise, calorie consumption and water intake in one spot. FYI the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Health app are compatible with any phone type.
6. Show your style
One of the most impressive things about the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is that the range of aforementioned capabilities are featured in such a stylish, lightweight and comfortable design. And from that functional base, you can build an accessory that fully reflects your personal style. With the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active you can choose your colour (silver, black, green or rose gold), switch up the band (any 20mm option is compatible), and customise your watch face (choose from in-built options or the hundreds you can download through the Galaxy store). Whatever your goal is there’s an expression that will match it.
Click here for more information about the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.
*Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is not a medical/therapeutic device. Fitness and health functions are for informational purposes only.