How To Select A Smartwatch To Help Reach Your Fitness Goals

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For a smartwatch to be seen a smartwatch, the minimum requirement is that it needs to be able to show you the time. This may sound obvious however in the age of modern technology it’s often the most logical aspects of tech which we sometimes overlook. Even though features and designs vary, smartwatches can help to save you time and keep better tabs on your health as well as your fitness goals. Most have built-in fitness metrics, for example a heart rate sensor. Some may act as an extension of your phone, while other kinds are marketed as health-focused devices.

Top-tier smartwatches from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Fitbit are ultimately miniature phones which wrap around your wrist. They run pint-size apps, allow you to control your smartphone remotely. Smartwatches are capable of phone-like tasks such as tracking your run around a park, storing music as well as even making phone calls through a tiny SIM card.

However, if you are new to the fitness scene or would like to buy a smartwatch, you could want to pay close attention to the rated battery life when shopping around. Hybrid smartwatches which look more like analogue timepieces tend to have the longest battery life, but they don’t have touchscreens, so it’s best to keep this in mind.

Set Your Fitness Goals

The way in which you create your fitness goals is so important. This is because if you don’t set yourself the correct type of goals at the beginning of your fitness journey, you could actually be limiting your success before you even get started.

Your fitness goals should be realistic and achievable within a certain time frame, and specific to your lifestyle and training habits. Using the SMART framework, you should consider five main focus areas when setting your goals to help make them more achievable.

SMART goals are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

SoundPEATS Smart Watch 12

If you are a beginner to wearable fitness technology, the SoundPEATS Smart Watch provides the perfect starter kit. You don’t need to choose the high-end, branded contemporaries of SoundPEATS in order to experience the benefits of a smartwatch.

This budget-friendly smartwatch has multifunctional properties, for example sleep tracking, a heart rate monitor and a pedometer. This is all while giving you the ability to check notifications without even going near your phone.

The SoundPEATS watch features 12 sports modes. It includes jogging, brisk walking, biking, climbing, spinning as well as yoga. This lightweight smartwatch comes standard with a 1.4-inch colour touch screen as well as five watch faces to select from. It is IP68-certified waterproof. In addition it has a long battery life. With just two hours of charging, the smartwatch is able to work for up to 10 days.

Garmin Venu Sq GPS Multisport Fitness Smartwatch

Garmin Venu Sq gives you the opportunity to measure your heart rate, sleep, stress when you walk, run, ride. Choose from more than 20 preloaded apps for indoor or outdoor sports. A bonus is that this watch has up to six days of battery life.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch4

It is great for Android phone users would like to do it all at once – track their fitness levels while (at the same time) performing everyday tasks such as replying to notifications, controlling home devices or – alternatively – checking maps on their watches as opposed to unlocking their phone each time.

And if you absolutely love to work out with your friends, then this watch is fantastic for your entire gang. You are able to connect with all your fitness buddies who own a Galaxy device, track each other’s progress, and even motivate each other via a live message board.

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