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10 Reasons To Buy A Smart Watch

The digital age shows so sign of slowing down; what started out as gigantic desktops has led to book-sized laptops, smartphones and incredible smart watches that sit inconspicuously on the wrist. The popularity of smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables isn’t unwarranted either, these almighty technology-filled tools can do almost anything from monitoring your fitness, keeping you calm when you’re stressed, directing you home and keeping you in touch with your friends and family.


Many people believe that smartwatches are just for the fitness fanatics or those with lots of money to spare, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Let us take you through some of the biggest benefits of owning a smartwatch and explain how you can get your own within your budget.


  1. Customisable Faces

Finding a watch that suits you and your style can be tricky, but with so many smartwatches offering customisable faces, your choice is made easier. Change the design of your smartwatch depending on your mood, outfit or occasion and allow yourself to get creative by customising which apps and stats are displayed front and centre.


  1. Navigation

If you’re someone who likes to stray from the path, a smartwatch with GPS and navigation features is a must. The Garmin MARQ Adventurer is engineered especially for those that like to explore with its etched 360-degree compass bezel and TopoActive Europe maps that provide you with new places to discover. Many GPS smartwatches also come with ABC sensors so you can plan your route perfectly: altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.


  1. Smart Notifications

For times when your phone isn’t within reach, smart notifications bring your texts, calls and emails straight to your wrist. With a compatible smartphone, many smartwatches allow you to reply to alerts and missed calls straight from your wearable while others bring social media notifications too from apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook!



  1. Heart Rate Monitors

Perfect for those looking to improve and monitor their health, smartwatches with wrist based heart rate monitors provide you with a constant sample of your pulse allowing you to see how hard you are working during a workout. The feature also accurately monitors how many calories you have burned during an activity and can also alert you should your heart rate increase while you’re at rest. Many studies have also found that monitoring your heart rate can be indicative of an early onset illness. You can read more about how smartwatches can help detect viruses here.


  1. Music Storage

No one likes getting bored during a workout or on the commute to work, but with so many smartwatches now providing music storage, you never have to. Many Garmin smartwatches like the Forerunner allow you to download up to 500 songs straight onto the device which can be listened to through Bluetooth headphones for phone free listening. Meanwhile the Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch can store up to 2,000 songs and access preloaded streaming apps like Spotify.


  1. Sleep Tracking

Until you’ve used a smartwatch with a sleep tracker, you’ll never understand how truly fascinating it is. This fantastic feature gives you an insight into your entire night’s sleep including your sleep duration, sleep quality and sleep phases. Monitor how many times you woke up during the night and get advice on changes in your diet and lifestyle to improve your sleep.



  1. Personalised Workouts

Most smartwatches come well-equipped with preloaded activity profiles for every kind of workout including running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing and more. Alongside advanced training metrics and other essential workout features, you can monitor your progress and set new goals to reach. For runners, the Garmin Fenix 6 unveiled a first-of-its-kind PacePro feature that helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.


  1. Diet and Hydration Tracking

For those wanting to improve their health through their diet and water consumption, smartwatches with diet and hydration tracking will seriously keep you on track. While your smartwatch tracks how many calories you have burned, you can enter your meals into the app on your phone while hydration tracking monitors your daily water intake to help you stay hydrated and see how consistent you are from day to day.


  1. Battery Life

Unlike most smartphones, smartwatches come with extraordinary amounts of battery life to keep you going even when you’re away from home comforts. The new Garmin Fenix 6 range has one of the best batteries in a smartwatch, a rechargeable lithium battery which provides up to 9 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, 6 hours in GPS mode with music and up to 34 days in battery saver mode. The unique Power Manager tool even allows you to view how various settings and sensors impact your watch's battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.



  1. Price

Our favourite thing about smartwatches is that there is one for everybody and every level of budget. For those saving for more important things, affordable smartwatches like the Garmin Vivomove is ideal. These models start from only £149 and come equipped with all the essential functions you need including a heart rate monitor, hybrid display and preloaded sports apps. Meanwhile, those looking for a high-end design will fall in love with the Garmin MARQ collection designed from premium materials and tailored to their own unique audience.


If we’ve managed to convince you that a smartwatch is exactly what you need, you can find a stunning range of fitness trackers, wearables and luxury smartwatches on the Jura Watches website. You can explore smart watches from some of the world’s leading brands including Garmin, Alpina, TAG Heuer and Breitling available with free next day delivery and interest free finance. You can get in touch with our team of smartwatch experts on 01335 453453 or at

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