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Dynamic duo: Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy watches

When you type ‘wellness’ into a Google search engine, you’re instantly rewarded with over two billion results. Our obsession with wellness — the act of striving for a balance in health in our body and mind — has sparked a generation of people who prioritise healthy habits.

Frequent exercise, adequate sleep, a nutrient-rich diet, and mindful practices are the pillars that support a holistic wellness routine. According to a report on Healthline, the physical and mental benefits of a healthy lifestyle are abundant, ranging from boosting endorphins to preventing diseases and even lengthening your lifespan (research shows that just 11 minutes of exercise a day can add many years to your life!).

But you don’t have to check into an off-the-grid, luxury resort that promises to heal and transform you (à la Nicole Kidman’s wellness retreat in Nine Perfect Strangers) to kickstart your wellness journey. These days, there’s a slew of innovative wellness technologies to help you take control of your life.

A great example of this is the latest series of Samsung Galaxy watches, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. These everyday accessories don’t just tell the time; the design-savvy pair actively monitor your diet, sleep patterns 1, and exercise routine to provide personalised coaching2 . We break down everything you need to know about this dynamic duo.

For everyday wear: Galaxy Watch5

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series has expanded to provide two distinct models. First up is the Galaxy Watch5, an evolution that uses some of the brand’s most advanced technology to offer a highly personalised, connected experience that can help anyone achieve their lifestyle goals. The new, slim design sits close to your skin to provide accurate readings on everything from your heart3 and breathing rates to sleep patterns.

As we all know there are aspects of our daily lives that we don’t have much control over. Not having enough deep sleep or even too much deep sleep can alter the way we perform throughout our day. The Galaxy Watch5 can help us develop an understanding of how our body works and finding out what our perfect individual balance is.

The Galaxy Watch5’s built-in advanced sleep coaching feature helps you track your sleep type over 7 days based on repeated patterns4.Following a personal survey, it then provides you with a 5-week coaching plan, with the goal to help improve your slumber and overall wellbeing. According to Sleepfoundation.org5 “Sufficient sleep, especially REM sleep, facilitates the brain’s processing of emotional information. During sleep, the brain works to evaluate and remember thoughts and memories, and it appears that a lack of sleep is especially harmful to the consolidation of positive emotional content. This can influence mood and emotional reactivity and is tied to mental health disorders and their severity, including the risk of suicidal ideas or behaviors”.

The Galaxy Watch5 is available in three fun colours and customisable straps; this watch is the fast track to dial up your style.

For the athlete: Galaxy Watch5 Pro 

If the track or field is your happy place, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro should be at the top of your wish list this Christmas. Designed for the performance-minded outdoor athlete, this smartwatch is Samsung’s most durable watch design yet, made to go the distance!

A new addition to the Samsung smartwatch family, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro houses an innovative new TrackBack feature, which is a saviour for navigation-focused activities like cycling, hiking, and running – so you’re unlikely to ever have to worry about getting lost6. For those on the go, it delivers up to 20 hours of continuous GPS to help you, well, navigate your tracks. Once you’ve ended your route, use TrackBack to guide you back to where you started. So, pop in your favourite podcast and let the watch show you the way to go.

For all my clumsy athletes out there, no need to worry about how the device holds up. Made with sapphire crystal glass and a titanium case, the stylish watch can withstand the physical trials of virtually any sport, while the battery has an 80-hour lifespan, meaning you may only need to charge it twice a week7

The value and versatility of the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch 5Pro are impressive. Both can sync with the Samsung Health app8 to set and track goals across devices, featuring a ‘Smart Switch’ feature to transfer data. Welcome to the ecosystem, my friends.

For those of you looking to purchase for yourself or a loved one, you can shop now by clicking the links below.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

 

References

  1. The Galaxy Watch5 must be paired with a smartphone to use the sleep management function.
  2. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for your personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice.
  3. The ECG feature is intended to create, record, store, transfer, and display a single channel electrocardiogram (ECG), similar to a Lead I ECG for adults 22 years and older. The ECG feature is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG feature is not intended for users with other known arrhythmias. If an irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation is detected, consult a doctor. If you experience symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular conditions, do not rely on the notification of the device and consult a doctor. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, WORSEN OR CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY, TALK TO YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
  4. The Galaxy Watch5 must be paired with a smartphone to use the sleep management function.
  5. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/mental-health
  6. Provided when GPX format route file is imported for hiking and cycling and the route is set as target under Samsung Health settings. GPS Navigation requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. Bluetooth and wireless connection are required; mobile fees may apply.
  7. Battery timings are based on internal laboratory measurements. Performance is based on general usage and has been tested on pre-release versions of SM-900, SM-R905, SM-R910, SM-R915, SM-R920, SM-R925. Actual battery life varies depending on individual use, device settings, mobile coverage, number of times charged, app & feature usage, and many other factors.
  8. Using Samsung Health App with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5Pro requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone.

Kayla Wratten

Kayla Wratten

Kayla Wratten is a Brisbane-based journalist. When her head isn’t stuck in a good book, you’ll find her on the yoga mat, in a dance class or writing inspiring stories. Find her on Instagram at @kaylawratten.

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