Benefits of using smartwatches

22 February 2022

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Bringing walking into your daily routine is extremely beneficial for both your physical and mental health. You should always be tracking your healthy habits so that you can measure, quantify, and track your progress, as well as helping to keep you accountable.

Smartwatches are great for helping you with your walking and improving your fitness. Here’s why…

Range of Measurements

Smartwatches can give you plenty of different measurements that you can use to monitor your progress. This is great for making walking a part of your routine. They can monitor your heart rate, the number of steps you do each day, the calories you burn, and the distance you’ve walked.

In case of emergency

Some smartwatches can alert your emergency contacts and emergency services in the event of a hard fall. It then sends your coordinates to the emergency services with an approximate search radius. 

Music

You can listen to music through your watch rather than needing to use your phone. This makes it much easier to switch songs and enjoy nature than having to continuously look at your phone.

GPS 

Most smartwatches will be able to show you directions on the watch screen, instead of you having to look at your phone. Some others can even deliver different vibrations to your wrist to let you know whether to turn left or right. This gives you a chance to look up and take in the scenery, instead of staring at a map. 

Waterproof

Most, if not all, smartwatches are waterproof. This means you can walk whatever the weather and not worry about getting your watch wet if you’re using it for directions for example.

Battery Life

The battery life of a lot of smartwatches is about six days, but you’ll have to check the specifications of the watch you want to confirm this. A longer battery life helps you to use features like sleep tracking, and not worry about having to charge your watch before you do any activity that you want to track. This helps you to be consistent with your measurements.

There are a range of different brands out there, with smartwatches at a variety of price points. There will be many similarities between them, but some of them have extra features. It’s always good to do some research to make sure that you are getting the watch that suits you best and meets all your needs. There are plenty of forums and information pages out there to help you make your decision.

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