Wearables aren’t just for workouts, they’re also for the workplace. Introduced alongside Samsung’s fifth generation of foldables at the July 2023 Galaxy Unpacked event, the new Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic can help streamline your productivity at work and on the go, especially when synced with your Galaxy smartphone, such as Galaxy Z Fold5 or Galaxy Z Flip5 and your Galaxy Book laptop. The watch is a key piece of your Galaxy ecosystem.

Here are the main Galaxy Watch features to tap into for a smoother workday, straight through to your workout and wind-down.

Getting started

When you turn on your Galaxy Watch for the first time, it will automatically connect to your Galaxy smartphone as long as the phone is nearby and Bluetooth is enabled. If you’re having trouble connecting the two automatically, go to the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone to find and pair your watch manually. Everything is synced through your Samsung account, so your phone and watch share the same app data.

Once your watch is set up and synced with your phone, consider spending a few minutes customizing your watch face based on the apps and information you want to see at a glance while you’re at work.

Setting notifications

As a companion to your smartphone, Galaxy Watch allows you to do more and toggle less. Instead of constantly checking your phone, you can get notifications right on your watch. The key is to choose those watch notifications wisely, so you’re getting helpful updates and not distracting ones. Email, chat and calendar apps are usually good candidates for watch notifications at work, but you can try different options to see what works best for you.

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If there’s a time when you want your watch to be a little less chatty, you don’t need to disable all your notifications separately or permanently. You can easily set your watch to Do Not Disturb by swiping down from the top of the display to access your quick panel. All settings icons shown in the quick panel are customizable. You can sync Do Not Disturb on your watch and phone in the settings menu if you really want to focus. In the quick panel, you’ll also find Theater Mode, which silences notifications, darkens the display and disables gesture commands. Theater Mode is ideal for meetings, where others might be distracted by visible flashes on your watch face.

Talking and texting

Colleagues do a lot of talking throughout the workday, and with Galaxy Watch, you can answer phone calls and send text messages from your wrist. Again, it helps you spend less time checking your phone — which is usually a good thing at work. Also, if you have an LTE-enabled smartwatch, you can get all your notifications and communications (including email, text, and calls) on the go even if you left the phone behind.

Many Galaxy Watch users also purchase a pair of Galaxy Buds, although the watch also has a built-in microphone. And with phone notifications on your watch, you’ll never miss an important call again. Galaxy Watch6 and Galaxy Watch6 Classic offer several ways to respond to texts. Tap an incoming message (or the Messages app) and choose from sending a voice recording, writing by hand (one letter at a time) on your watch face and converting to text, quick tapping an emoji, or typing on a T9 or numerical keyboard.

Working your way through the day

Every second counts for productivity. Galaxy Watch lets you move through life seamlessly — and the seconds saved can add minutes and possibly hours back in your day. As you become an advanced Galaxy Watch user, you can program your watch settings with app shortcuts. For example, you can set a side button to open the voice recorder for note-taking or Google Assistant to use your phone hands-free.

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Long travel day? Switch to Power Saving mode in your settings, or simply tap the battery icon in the quick panel for longer battery life. With your watch connected to your phone via Bluetooth, you’ll still receive your essential phone and message notifications, along with any other notifications from apps that don’t require a Wi-Fi connection. Forgot your watch charger on your trip? Use Wireless PowerShare on your Galaxy S or Z series device to charge your watch.

When it’s time to sign off and go for a workout, you can leave your phone at home knowing your watch has everything you need — from notifications to calling capabilities and, of course, music connected to your Galaxy Buds. As you wind down at the end of the day, be sure to set your watch to Bedtime mode so you can rest well and be just as productive the next day.

Galaxy Watch also gives you a world of wellness tools to stay healthy, balanced and motivated both in and out of the workplace. Galaxy Watch6 will be your team’s new favorite wellness companion with advanced fitness tracking, personalized heart rate zones, heart monitoring, sleep tracking and more, all on Samsung’s largest watch display yet. Galaxy Watch6 Classic packs those same great wellness features into a classic design with a sleek silhouette and rotating bezel unlike any other smartwatch out there. Lead the way in both workplace productivity and workforce wellness to unlock your team’s full potential.

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Daniel Gordon became a full-time freelancer in 2015 after spending several years as an in-house and agency copywriter. His marketing experience spans from Fortune 500 companies and Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands to small businesses, startups and marketing agencies. Before he entered the marketing world, Daniel worked in the music business as a manager to producers and songwriters, and as an A&R/talent scout.

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