How Smart Watches Can Improve Your Health
Monday - 23 March 2020
We guarantee that if you don’t already own a smartwatch, you know someone who does. So why exactly are these tech savvy timepieces becoming so popular? Well, on top of being an extension of your smartphone, smart watches and wearables are filled with remarkable apps that can be really beneficial in improving your health.
You don’t need to be an athlete or a fitness freak to wear one, but smartwatches can really make the difference for someone who wants to be a little more health conscious and generally more responsible for their wellbeing. Let’s take a look at some of the key ways smartwatches can improve your health.
Step Counters – One of the best ways to start your journey to fitness is by counting your steps. As well as being a great motivational tool, pedometers or step counters can help you set maintainable goals that are still incredibly beneficial for your health. By walking more, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improve joint, muscle and bone pain or stiffness.
Workout Profiles – Most smartwatches allow you to enter and edit your height and weight information so they can accurately measure and monitor your fitness levels during exercise. The information can also be used to give you bespoke workout profiles. They let you set your own goals, keep you motivated and even remind you when your next workout is due to keep you on track.
Heart Rate Monitors – During a workout, heart rate monitors are a real-time snapshot of your heart muscle function and show you exactly how hard you body is working. They also help measure how many calories you have burned and give you an insight into the intensity of your workout. Some waterproof smartwatches even allow you to measure your heart rate underwater, allowing you to monitor your pulse while swimming.
Sleep Tracking – Your health doesn’t just depend on exercise and healthy eating. Sleep is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a happy state of mind. Smartwatches equipped with sleep trackers allow you to gather information about your sleep duration, sleep quality and sleep phases so you can gain insight and learn how to improve your night-time routine.
Music Storage – Another fantastic feature found in many smartwatches that can really improve your overall wellbeing is music storage. Having your favourite tunes play in your ear can instantly boost morale and motivate you during exercise.
Body Battery Monitor – Some Garmin smartwatches have a unique feature called a Body Battery Energy Monitor which is used to track your body’s energy levels. The information is used to find the best time during the day for you to exercise and rest, allowing you to make most of your schedule and get the most out of your workouts.
Incident Detection – As well as helping you with your mental and physical health, smartwatches can be invaluable in keeping you safe. Incident detection and assistance features allow you to call for help if you feel unsafe while the watch itself can alert your emergency contact should it sense an incident has occurred.
Menstrual Tracking – An essential feature for women, many smartwatches include menstrual trackers which track period cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms and take note of any irregular or regular transition cycles.
Hydration Tracking – Staying hydrated is incredibly important for our health, so with hydration tracking you can log exactly how much water you have drank during the day. The feature can also remind you when its time to drink again to keep you on track when you’re distracted.
Diet Tracking – Similarly, diet tracking allows you to keep a note of everything you have eaten. If you are someone trying to control your calorie intake, this feature can be incredibly beneficial as it will log exactly how many calories are in each meal as well as measuring your overall intake of protein, fat, carbohydrate, sugar etc.
Stress Monitoring – Stress is one of the leading causes of a weakened immune system and can lead to high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. By monitoring your heart rate and your VO2 max, smartwatches can keep an eye on your stress levels for you and even help you calm down with breathing exercises.
At Jura Watches, we have a fantastic selection of smart watches for you to choose from including Garmin smartwatches, Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatches and Garmin MARQ smartwatches available with free next day delivery and interest free finance. If you would like to find out more about smartwatches and discover more about the beneficial functions and apps they offer, check out the Jura Watches website here. You can also get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.